Monday, November 26, 2012

From The ATA Archives: Anderson Cooper on the Rosie/Trump Feud, Day 1

With Anderson Cooper away from the AC360 anchor desk on assignment for 60 Minutes (see below), we decided to take a look back to when Anderson/AC360 covered the feud between Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump.  What sparked our memory to go looking for these vault videos you may ask; it was the following video from when Rosie was filling in for Anderson as guest host on Anderson Live last Monday ~

This clip aired December 20, 2006 as "The Shot" and was the beginning of Anderson's coverage of the "feud" and left Anderson "completely verklempt" ~  

NOTE:  There was also a mention in the local newspaper's almanac section that on November 21, 2004 "Donald Trump's casino empire filed for Chapter 11 banckruptcy."

Anderson tweeted the following photo today from Nazare, Portugal, where he is on assignment for 60 Minutes ~

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Anonymous said...

Anderson may be on assignment for 60 Minutes, but Lara Logan's report on the secrets of Lions in the wild, from last nite, has him beat by a mile.
This was so endearing and compelling, nobody could have done it better than she.
60 Minutes out did themselves last nite and the ratings will show it.

Anonymous said...

The Rosie O'Donnell/Trump quarrel, that Anderson took such relish in retelling, was the beginning of AC's (I think I can do comedy), VS serious journalism.
Yes, at the time, it was funny, because this was the other side of him.
But he found out, hopefully, that the art of being a comic and being funny, are two very different things.
He is NO Jon Stewart.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 11:25 - Actually, Anderson started doing the snarky humor long before the Rosie/Trump feud. He was doing it way back on NewsNight - think Segment 7 and even on WNN.

I enjoy Jon Stewart as much as anybody, but I think it's unfair to compare the two. Jon Steward is NO Anderson Cooper either.

I guess I don't understand why people come here to comment only to put Anderson down. If you don't like his work, quit watching and if you're not watching, why do you feel the need to comment?

Not saying Anderson is perfect and I'm sure he'd be the first person to tell you he's not. Just don't understand all the hate hurled at him by some people. If I don't like someone, I don't watch and I certainly don't visit a blog about them/their work.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clip, great fun to see the old Anderson snark. I like his sense of humor especially when it's for real (sometimes the Ridiculist isn't "real" it's written by someone else and it's someone else's rant).

Regarding Jon Stewart, he had a montage of the Israeli/Gaza war which included Anderson and the big blast. Go to the Daily Show website and watch Monday's show and listen to what Stewart says, he obviously respects Anderson a great deal.

I hope Anderson has time to relax in Portugal. Wolf did a good job on 360; good reports and even some entertaining banter with Isha about the Powerball.


Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 10:11 -

I watched Lara's report on 60 Minutes last night and I enjoyed it, but to say it "has him beat by a mile" is a little pre-mature, isn't it? We don't even know the subject matter of the assignment he's working on. I need to see his story before I would even think of comparing the two, let alone make such a statement.

Anonymous said...

I also get sick of these comments that put Anderson down. If you don't like Anderson why do you waste your time on this fan site.

Anonymous said...

Jenn chill, you can't expect everyone to like Anderson or his shows and fortunately ATA is one place where people can comment and vent their frustrations without fear of reprisal. It's not that people hate him it's just that they are a little disappointed in what has happened to 360 and what might have been with LIVE, but never happened. So please don't get all riled up if people think differently than you.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 7:14AM:

There's a big difference between negative comments that offer something useful (insight, new perspective, constructive criticism, etc) & those that are just sour.

People who contribute nothing but a sneer are seldom worth listening to.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 7:14am - I don't expect everyone to like Anderson or his shows; nor do I get "all riled up" if people don't share my opinions. How boring would that world be? What I don't get is people coming here to post that do nothing but criticize.

I, too, have been disappointed in AC360 from time to time and have offered my share of constructive criticism. (And yes, I'm disappointed in the talk show.) That said, there are a couple people that post routinely (you can tell by their writing style even though they only post under Anon.) and seem to like nothing Anderson does and constantly praise Jon Stewart and Bill Maher, etc. If they don't like Anderson, why visit this site? Why not visit the blogs for people they like? Does it make them feel better to put other people down?

I am looking forward to Anderson's 60 Minutes piece from Portugal and will form an opinion when I see it. I love these clips the ATA Team posts of the snarky side of Anderson along with the "look back" posts. I'm hopeful that Anderson and AC360 will improve now the talk show is going away. His reporting from Gaza/Israel showed me that he's still capable of good field reporting and willing to travel to breaking news events.