This summer we started cleaning out and organizing the ATA vault videos and ran across several items that have never been posted to the blog and a few that were posted long ago. For the next several Sundays we will be sharing these vintage Anderson Cooper gems with you. In honor of the season premiere of 60 Minutes today, we are sharing Anderson's very first report for 60 Minutes ~
From CBS News, December 2006 ~
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will report his first story for 60 Minutes, an interview with Joe Darby, the man who touched off one of the biggest news stories of the war in Iraq when he gave authorities pictures of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison.
Cooper's report will be broadcast this Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. His appearance is the result of a deal between CBS News and CNN announced last May that provides for the CNN anchor to report as many as five 60 Minutes stories.
Later that week, on AC360, Anderson re-aired the report. Here's his introduction and a statement he received from the VFW was shared at the end ~