Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anderson Cooper Wednesday 8/21/12


TROPICAL STORM ISAAC MOVING WESTWARD: Chad Myers reporting

KEEPING THEM HONEST, AKIN'S BLAME GAME: Anderson Cooper reporting

360 RAW POLITICS, THE RISK FOR RYAN: Cornell Belcher and Mary Matalin

GREEN ENERGY ENTREPRENEUR, BROKEN PROMISES:
Drew Griffin reporting

WEST NILE OUTBREAK:
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reporting

CRIME & PUNISHMENT, CAUGHT IN CHICAGO'S CROSSFIRE: Ted Rowlands reporting

PRINCE HARRY NUDE PHOTO FRENZY:
Richard Quest reporting
And just because we love us some Richard Quest here's the clip:

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AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Susan Hendricks

THE RIDICULIST:
What's Up With Al Roker?

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EXTRAS:


Anderson is going to be at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seminole, FL on September 20. The show (their terminology, not ours) starts at 8 PM and tickets are priced from $44 to $89. Tickets went on sale today. If you're interested follow this link.

If you're keeping track of these things, and obviously we are, AC has speaking engagements on Thursday (9/20), Friday (9/21), Saturday (9/22) and Sunday (9/23).

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8 comments:

ACAnderFan said...

Anderson seemed to get testy during the segment about the naked pics of Prince Harry, perhaps the segment hit a little too close to home?

aries moon said...

Yes women are concerned about the economy, but I'm sure many of them are also concerned about GOP presidential and VP picks who have expressed the desire to curb or dismantle women's reproductive rights in spite of them backtracking now. Mary Matalin is repulsive in every possible way but like Ari, she gets to drone on and on--Cornell Belcher barely got a word in.

Few news outlets are reporting on the mayhem in Chicago, good for 360/Ted Rowlands for looking into it.

Anderson's tweet about the Prince Harry situation read as though he may have had some *other* things on his mind.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the Republican's really want Mary Matalin as a pundit, but the again she was just spewing their talking points. As a woman, I'm appalled by many of the statements she makes and not really sure what world she lives in. I'd like to see Anderson question her a bit more.

I'm working in our local OFA office and I can tell you women are concerned about health issues. It's pretty much the number one priority across the board from the women I've spoken to.

The West Nile Virus segment was good as it's pretty scary how fast it's spreading. I thought Sanjay did a good job.

I thought perhaps the Prince Harry photo frenzy hit a little too close to home for Anderson, given his tweet about it; but I enjoyed Richard Quest and his perspective. And yes, we do love us some Richard Quest! Thanks for the clip.

- Jenn

aries moon said...

Anyone have the set list for Anderson's Hard Rock show? ;)

Anonymous said...

Three points about Hurricane Isaac:
1. There's a terrific book, Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson, about the 1900 Galveston hurricane. It's really good.
2. in 2008, the Republican Convention in St. Paul MN was cancelled it's first day because of Hurricane Gustav in the Gulf Coast. So where do they decide to meet in 2012? Smack dab in the middle of hurricane season? Smack dab in hurricane alley, that's where.
3. It will be entertaining to see how they deal with the hurricane if Isaac takes it's predicted path. Conventions for either party usually arent' that interesting but with a hurricane right outside, it could become wild in in hurry.

State Rep. Akin is blaming the "liberal media/elite" for his problems so I enjoyed it when Anderson played a video of various Republican politicians and pundits calling him to step down.

Echoing Jenn, I didn't like any of Mary Matalin's comments. Reproductive choice is not a "distraction" for many women voters; how a candidate feels about this is very important.

Drew Griffin's report on the green energy guy and how his small business was affected by politics and international economics was well done. While it's a complicated issue, I agree that the Obama administration could do something more to help him out.

Another good segment about the violence in Chicago. Around the internet after the Aurora CO theatre shooting, people asked why more attention wasn't given to Chicago when many more people died by gunshots in Chicago than in the theatre. I appreciate 360 spotlighting this.

The best segment was the one about Prince Harry.
1. It was fun, silly and doesn't mean a dang thing.
2. Richard Quest.
3. The story seemed, as the first two posts stated, to hit Anderson close to home. The release of embarassing photos and the issue of privacy were discussed. Anderson said, "I think the people who took those photos have more to be ashamed of."
You could read a lot into that sentence.
4. I wish Quest had been on for another segment instead of the West Nile report.

I didn't get what the big deal with Al Roker in the Ridiculist was. I thought, 'yeah? so what?' The news flubs of that young woman and Andeson's were way more interesting.

Jaanza

Anonymous said...

"I think the people who took those photos have a lot to be ashamed of."
No, they don't.
Prince Harry is a royal who doesn't act like one, and Anderson's BF or BFF shouldn't have done what he did.
If Anderson has forgiven him fine, but it will happen again.
It always does.
There are no secrets.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that tickets for Anderson's speaking engagements are less pricey.
I guess he's not the hot ticket he once was.
Too bad.
Too much BF and BFF who will probably be in the audience anyway, or on his own looking for photo ops.

Anonymous said...

TV Guide has a whole spread on Ricki Lake's new talkshow plus all the new talkers.
Lucky for Anderson their times don't seem to conflict with his, but they will be the rookies now.
Not one word about him....yet.