Sunday, September 30, 2012

From the ATA Archives, Anderson Cooper is "Exposing The Truth"


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.



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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 ~

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Next Week on Anderson Live 10/1 - 10/5 2012

Monday, Oct. 1: Amy Brenneman and Half the Sky cast
Amy Brenneman (PRIVATE PRACTICE) co-hosts with Anderson as the duo sit down with Emmy® Award-winner America Ferrera (End of Watch), Golden Globe®-nominee Meg Ryan (Lives of the Saints), Olivia Wild (The Longest Week) and Gabrielle Union (Think Like A Man) to discuss their upcoming film, Half The Sky.

Tuesday, Oct. 2: E!’s Bethenny Frankel, Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow
Bethenny Frankel (E!’s BETHENNY) joins Anderson as co-host while the pair interview Academy Award®-nominee Anna Kendrick (What to Expect When You’re Expecting) and Brittany Snow (96 Minutes) on their upcoming film, Pitch Perfect.

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Martin Short and Two-time Emmy® Award-winner Julie Bowen

Emmy® Award-winner and funny man Martin Short (Frankenweenie) joins Anderson as co-host as the duo catch up with two-time Emmy® Award-winner Julie Bowen (Horrible Bosses).

Thursday, Oct. 4: Andy Cohen, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and Queen Latifah
Emmy® Award-winner Andy Cohen joins Anderson as co-host as the pair interviews four-time Emmy® Award-winner Alfre Woodard (Reach for Me), three-time Grammy Award®-winner Jill Scott (Sins of the Mother) and Queen Latifah (Joyful Noise) to discuss their upcoming remake of the film Steel Magnolias.

Friday, Oct. 5: Keke Palmer and The Comedy Network’s Stephen Colbert  

Keke Palmer (Ice Age: Continental Drift) joins Anderson as co-host as Stephen Colbert stops by to discuss his talk show, THE COLBERT REPORT (weeknights at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network).


Ratings for the week ended September 16th (Premiere Week), the final Nielsen numbers are in:

From Broadcasting & Cable ~
Syndication Ratings: 'Katie' Premieres as Top Talk Rookie, 'Ellen' Has Best Premiere In Ten-Year History
Warner Bros.' Anderson Live! opened its sophomore season at a 1.0, even with the prior week. Anderson Live! is down 40% compared to the 1.4 it scored for its national premiere last year.

From TV By The Numbers ~
Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Wins Again, 'Dr Phil' Regains Top Talker Spot for Premiere Week
The list of the top 25 syndicated programs for the week, for comparison.


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Friday, September 28, 2012

Anderson Cooper 360, Friday, September 28, 2012


OFFICIAL, BENGHAZI SECURITY REQUEST NOT GRANTED, FBI wanted U.S. military to provide perimeter security support: Report by Anderson Cooper and follow up discussion with Fran Townsend, Bob Baer, and Tom Fuentes

MAKE OR BREAK DEBATE MOMENTS, Pres. Obama, Mitt Romney prep for face off Wednesday night: Report by Anderson Cooper

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DEBATE DRAMA, Is Denver really "do-or-die" for Romney?: Anderson's follow up discussion with Donna Brazile and Alex Castellanos

VETERANS AMBUSHED BY DISABILITY FIGHT, Some wait years for claims to be processed: Report by Randi Kaye

TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEGREGATING BLACK STUDENTS, Special Ed students were also allegedly kept apart from whites: Report by Gary Tuchman

Anderson announced a programming note - that they ran out of time in the broadcast for their report, "What Keeps You Up At Night" - Health Care is the number one social issues concern - and will be placing that full segment on the AC360.com blog

AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Susan Hendricks

THE REDICULIST: WHO'S HIPPER THAN BLITZER?

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Blogger's Commentary: Not sure if anyone else gets that fingernails on the chalkboard feeling when Anderson announces we are only going to hear a breaking news story on AC360. Me thinks if something is huge breaking news, that perhaps other news channels would be covering the story as well? In Anderson's opening statements of AC360 he said "...Tonight we're the first to tell you why. Tonight we have the likely reason and we have it from a top law enforcement official...." So which is it Mr. Cooper, are you going to tell us "why" or are you going to tell us someone's opinion of what is "likely" true?


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Anderson Live, Friday, September 28, 2012


Anderson's co-host for today was Rosanna Scottto.  Enjoy the 'First 15' ~

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Guest Segments:  World's Smallest Siblings (who are part of Discovery Fit and Health's new television series, "Big Tiny") and Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence and Tim Conway



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Since Cesar Milan was given about a three minute segment on 'Anderson Live' yesterday and there wasn't a segment with he and Molly, we thought you might enjoy this vintage AC360 clip when Molly joined Anderson in the AC360 studio with a pet psychic.  She seemed pretty unimpressed with the whole TV thing then, too ~


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From today's 'Anderson Live' show photo booth ~




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Since today's show was all pre-taped, no After Show Q and A session exists, but there were a couple of pictures of Molly at yesterday's pre-show meeting  posted on the 'Anderson Live' tumblr page ~




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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Anderson Cooper 360, Thursday, September 27, 2012


BREAKING NEWS, STATE DEPT, MORE STAFF BEING PULLED FROM TRIPOLI EMBASSY, Move being made for security reasons: Report by Anderson Cooper
BREAKING NEWS, STATE DEPT, MORE STAFF BEING PULLED FROM TRIPOLI EMBASSY, Temporary move, staff could return by next week: Anderson's follow up with Fran Townsend (Frmr. Homeland Security Advisor to George W. Bush), Bob Baer, and Jomana Karadsheh, CNN Producer
BREAKING NEWS, STATE DEPT, MORE STAFF BEING PULLED FROM TRIPOLI EMBASSY, Move being made for security reasons: Anderson's interview in the NYC studio with Sen. John McCain (R) Arizona

IRAN THREAT LOOMS OVER U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS, Israeli Amb., No snub between Obama and Netanyahu:  Anderson's interview with Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.
IRAN THREAT LOOMS OVER U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS, Pres. Obama, Netanyahu to speak on phone Friday: Anderson's follow up discussion with David Gergen and Dan Lothian

A NUMBERS GAME, Are poll critics trying to work the ref?:  Anderson's discussion with Cornell Belcher, John King and Ari Fleischer

360 NEWS AND BUSINESS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

THE RIDICULIST: Bagel Heads

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From Flickr - Anderson with Donna Brazile at the DNC convention/CNN Grill ~



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Anderson Live, Thursday, September 27, 2012


Anderson's co-host today was Taraji P. Henson.  There was a wardrobe malfunction and Molly filled in for Taraji for a couple of minutes; but as Anderson said in the After Show - she doesn't talk much!  Molly stuck around for the duration of the show, but seemed rather unimpressed by it all.


Enjoy the "First 15" ~

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And a little more after the break ~

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Guest segments today: "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice returned to address the controversy surrounding her appearance on yesterday's show; Ty Burrell of "Modern Family," and "The Dog Whisperer's" Cesar Millan





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Molly on set ~


Today's photo booth pics ~




The "Anderson Live After Show" Q&A ~




Each day 'Anderson Live' has a featured live blogger who shares their experience at the taping.  Here is the link to yesterday's live blogger post, which shares a behind the scenes look at what happened at the taping.


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday 9/27/12


SOURCES: NOT ONE FBI AGENT IN BENGHAZI: Anderson speaks with Fran Townsend, Bob Baer and Eli Lake, Newsweek/Daily Beast

SOURCES: FBI NOT GIVEN ACCESS BENGHAZI ATTACK SUSPECTS:  Anderson speaks with Fran Townsend, Sen. Johnny Isakson (Rep. Georgia) and Sen. Mike Turner (Rep. Ohio)

FLASH POINT IRAN: Anderson interviews Rudy Giuliani

NEPAL AVALANCHE SURVIVOR DESCRIBES TERROR:Anderson interviews Glen Plake

AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

THE RIDICULIST: Alligator Pool Party

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Blogger's Commentary:

We’re going to attempt  a little humor tonight because AC360 was so ridiculous that either you laugh or you bang your head against the wall.  The first 25 minutes of Wednesday’s AC360’s focused on the lack of an FBI presence in Benghazi.  This, of course, was ‘Breaking News’. Does anyone else think of Chicken Little and the sky is falling when they see the Breaking News banner night after night?  But we digress, sorry.  So who did Anderson have on representing  the program’s ‘many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news’(see AC360 masthead if this reference eludes you)?  No less than TWO Republican Senators, a former Republican administration member and then a follow up with Rudy Giuliani, you guessed it…another Republican.  Oh yes, there also was a writer from the Daily Beast and a former CIA agent, neither of whom had defending the Obama administration at the top of their ‘to do’ list.   Not one, and we repeat, NOT ONE Democrat, member of the Obama Administration or State Dept. representative ( which may be because they are still 'disgusted' with Anderson/CNN and not willing to come on his program).  If any of our wonderful readers would like to explain to us how this is ‘fair and balanced’ reporting we’d love to hear it.   Until then we’ll just say that Anderson Cooper and AC360 hit an all time low tonight when it comes to fair and balanced.
 
And on a another note when Cooper said ‘Our sources said….’  the first thing that popped into my mind was ‘Did CNN find another journal?’.  Sadly,  it’s going to take us a while to get past tonight’s program and  last week’s debacle.


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Anderson Live, Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Anderson's co-host today was Kellie Pickler.  Enjoy the 'First 15' ~

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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Guidice stopped by the 'First 15' desk after the break ~

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Guest Segments: Kelsey Grammer, star of the hit Starz show "Boss"  and 'Anderson Live' cameras go undercover to expose the truth about how women are charged more than men for everything from dry cleaning to deodorant



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Per reader request, Anderson's full interview with the cast of  "Won't Back Down" from yesterday's show ~

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And Anderson's Q&A segments with the cast ~

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Anderson tweeted a couple of photo booth pictures today ~




Today's "Anderson Live After Show" - Kellie Pickler joined Anderson to answer questions ~





And Julie Bowen tweeted out a picture from the "green room" at Anderson Live early this afternoon.  She's apparently a guest on an upcoming show? ~



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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday 9/26/12

KEEPING THEM HONEST, ROMNEY DOUBLES DOWN: Anderson Cooper and Jim Acosta reporting
WELFARE WARFARE: Jim Acosta and Lori Robertson of FactCheck.org

KEEPING THEM HONEST, ONE-ON-NONE INTERVIEWS: Anderson Cooper reporting
U.N. BLUNDER BY PRESIDENT OBAMA? David Gergen and Fareed Zakaria

NEW SWING STATE POLLS SHOW OBAMA EDGE: Anderson, John King and Gloria Borger discuss

CHARITY CHEATS? Drew Griffin reporting

FIGHT FOR SYRIA: ITN's Bill Neely reports from Homs

AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

THE RIDICULIST: (ALLEGED) BUTT CHUGGING

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Anderson Live, Tuesday, September 25, 2012



Anderson's co-host for the day was Katherine Schwarzenegger. Enjoy the 'First 15' ~

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Guest Segments:   Evana Roth, whose husband faked his own death and Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie Perez and Oscar Isaac - the cast of the upcoming film, "Won't Back Down."


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On yesterday's 'Anderson Live' Stage Manager, Kevin, was back from surgery and Anderson informed the audience that there was a Twitter movement to get Kevin to co-host one day ~


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From today's photo booth ~


Today's 'Anderson Live After Show Q & A' ~




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