Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday 10/31/12



8:00 PM: 
 OPENING:

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GRIDLOCK AFTER SANDY CRIPPLES NYC: Jason Carroll reporting

NYC'S BELLEVUE HOSPITAL EVACUATES HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS: Dr. Sanjay Gupta reporting

THOUSANDS TRAPPED IN HOBOKEN: Gary Tuchman reporting

MILES AND MILES OF DEVASTATION: Anderson Cooper and Jessica Yellin reporting on Pres. Obama's tour of Hurricane Sandy's damage today and the political race

ANDERSON'S INTERVIEW WITH SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D. New Jersey):

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 JERSEY SHORE DEVASTATED: Michael Holmes reporting

SEASIDE HEIGHTS WRECKED OUT BY SANDY: Anderson speaks by phone with borough administrator John Camera

BROKEN CRANE LOOMS OVER MIDTOWN MANHATTAN: Anderson speaks by phone with Richard Graham, crane expert

 WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: Randi Kaye reports from Belmar, N.J.

HONORING LOST LIVES:

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10:00 PM

Jason Carroll,  Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Randi Kaye and Michael Holmes all  updated their reports live in the second hour

INSIDE DAMAGED SUBWAY STATION: Anderson talked by phone with Andrea Bernstein, a local radio reporter who toured the WTC path station today

N.Y. GOV. DECLARES TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY: Anderson Cooper reporting

PARTS OF HOBOKEN STILL UNDER WATER: AC interviews the mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer

FIRE & FLOOD, 110 HOMES DESTROYED: Anderson speaks by phone with Firefighter Matt Long whose home was destroyed by the fire in Breezy Point, Queens

SEASIDE HEIGHTS WRECKED OUT BY SANDY: Anderson speaks by phone with Mayor Bill Akers

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Anderson Cooper Anchors Newsroom, October 31, 2012


Anderson Cooper anchored the 2:00 - 4:00PM ET hours of CNN's Newsroom again today, from the balcony of the Time Warner Center.  Joining Anderson in the coverage were Jessica Yellin; Candy Crowley; Brian Todd in Hoboken, N.J.; Dr. Sanjay Gupta; Michael Holmes in Toms River, N.J.; Chad Myers; Joe Johns; Benn Srauss (CEO, Climate Central); Bob Van Dillen (HLN);  Deb Feyerick; Brooke Baldwin; Sen. Robert Menendez (D) New Jersey; Wolf Blitzer; John Avlon; Paul Ballew (Fromer Adviser, Federal Reserve); and Jason Carroll.

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Topics  covered included:
* President Obama's tour of the damage in New Jersey with Gov. Chris Christie
* Thousands trapped in Hoboken, N.J., National guard is on the scene rescuing people & delivering meals
* Bellevue Hospital (in NYC) being evacuated  (Breaking News with Sanjay Gupta Reporting)
* New Jersey damage is "overwhelming"
* Flood tunnels keep NYC Subway closed
* Search and rescue in New Jersey
* Romney back on the campaign trail
* Election issues because of the disaster
* Rising Sea Levels discussion sparked by Sandy
*Thousands trapped in Hoboken, N.J.
* Residents return to homes to collect valuables from fire gutted homes in Queens
* Scenes of destruction and devastation from iReporters
* Storm ravages N.J.
* President Obama tours damage in N.J. with Gov. Chris Christie
* N.Y. Gov. tours burned out Queens community
* New Territory, Election after disaster
* Devastation along the Jersey Shore  (Seaside Heights, New Jersey)
* Traffic Stopping Floods
* Hurricane shipwreck victim remembered



EXTRAS:

A few photos of Anderson's coverage of Hurricane Sandy from yesterday's Newsroom coverage were posted to the AC360 Facebook page.  Please click to enlarge ~





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Anderson Live, Wednesday, October 31, 2012


'Anderson Live' aired a repeat of their September 17th episode today.   If you missed the blog post for the show which featured Toni Braxton as Anderson's co-host for the day, Emma Watson and the cast of the movie "The Perks of Being A Wallflower; and Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo, please click here.


NOTE:  Anderson is anchoring the 2:00- 4:00pm ET hours of CNN's Newsroom.  We will have that post up later.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Anderson Cooper 360, Tuesday 10/30/12



AC360 was live from Chelsea on Tuesday evening.  Here's the opening of the first hour:

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8:00 PM:
18 DEATHS CAUSED BY SANDY IN NEW YORK CITY: Anderson and Jason Carroll reporting

FIRE DEVASTATES QUEENS NEIGHBORHOOD: Deborah Feyerick reporting

HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY SWAMPED BY SANDY: Gary Tuchman reports including an interview with Mayor Dawn Zimmer

SANDY DEVASTATES JERSEY SHORE: Anderson speaks with the Mayor of Seaside Heights, NJ, Bill Akers

WEST VIRIGINIA REELING FROM SANDY: Martin Savidge reporting

TRACKING SUPERSTORM SANDY: Chad Myers reporting from Atlanta

HARROWING ORDEAL AFTER HOSPITAL LOSES POWER: Dr. Sanjay Gupta reporting

JOY AMID DISASTER: 

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NYC SUBWAY SYSTEM SHUT DOWN: Anderson speaks with Kevin Ortiz, MTA

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. DECLARED MAJOR DISASTER: Anderson speaks with Rep. Peter King

CRANE STILL DANGLING ABOVE NYC: Anderson speaks with Thomas Barth

10:00 PM:

N.J.'S NEWARK LIBERTY AIRPORT TO REOPEN/NEW YORK'S JFK INTL. AIRPORT REOPENS : Anderson Cooper reporting

NATIONAL GUARD HEADING TO HOBOKEN, N.J.: Gary Tuchman reporting

SUPERSTORM SANDY SLAMS ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.: Anderson speaks with Mayor Lorenzo Langford

HUNDREDS RESCUED IN LITTLE FERRY, N.J.: Maggie Lake reporting

ADDITIONAL WEATHER RELATED REPORTS FROM MARTIN SAVIDGE IN W.V. AND CHAD MYERS IN ATL.

2 LB.  BABY EVACUATED FROM HOSPITAL DURING SANDY: Dr. Sanjay Gupta reporting

POLITICS OF SANDY: Dana Bash reporting

 Pictures on Twitter today:
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And these from Just Jared taken this morning on the streets of NYC:
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Anderson talked with Dr. Drew tonight about his L.I. house that's under 2 feet of water:

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Anderson Cooper Anchors Newsroom, October 30, 2012


Anderson Cooper anchored the 2:00-4:00pmET edition of CNN's Newsroom.  He anchored from a balcony off the Time-Warner Center and it was a full two hours of Hurricane 'Sandy' coverage.  Anderson spoke with various CNN anchors, reporters and correspondents, elected officials and experts as well as showing footage from iReporters.

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Segment topics included:
*  Superstorm Sandy hits 15 states, 7.5M without power, 29 deaths and dozens of rescues
*  Bloomberg:  No subway, bus, airport service
*  NYC Staggered by Sandy, Con Ed:  Worst power outage in NYC history
*  Crane dangles off luxury high rise
*  Flood rescues in New Jersey
*  Huge fire burns 80 homes in Queens, New York
*  Sandy hits Asbury Park, N.J.

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*  Romney in 2011:  Cut FEMA
*  How Sandy Slammed Ashore
*  The Science of Sandy
*  Sheer Power of Sandy's Winds & Flood waters Rush N.J.  (iReports)
*  Reports from Falls Church, Virginia; Chelsea, NYC; Kingwood, West Virginia; Mitford, Connecticut
*  President Obama at Red Cross Headquarters
*  NYSE To Reopen Tomorrow, Storm caused first closure since 9/11 attacks
*  Sandy Batters New Jersey Coast, Area's congressman describes "catastrophe"
*  Sandy Dumps Snow on W. VA
*  NYC Subway System Cripples by Floods

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*  NYC Hospital Evacuates Newborns/Patients
*  Conn. Beach Communities Underwater
*  Pres. Obama to N.J. Tomorrow, Will tour damage with Gov. Chris Christie

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*  Close to 8 Million without power, Con Ed:  Could take up to 10 days to restore electricity

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*  Ocean City, MD. Fishing Pier Damaged - Maryland Officials/Residents Assess Damage
*  And Anderson will on with Live editions of AC360 at 8PMET and 10PMET

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Anderson Live, Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Anderson's co-host today was Gabrielle Union.  Enjoy the 'First 15' ~
      
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GUEST/TOPIC SEGMENTS:  Ripley's Believe It or Not Record Holders; Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan


Anderson's Molly checks out Cesar ~

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Blogger's Note:  Today's show seemed to be one of those "canned" shows Anderson had pre-taped for a situation like today.  The segment with Cesar Millan was a segment apparently taped the same day as his previous appearance, when Anderson brought Molly to work.  Anderson also anchored the 2pm to 4pmET edition of CNN's Newsroom.  We'll be posting that shortly.


EXTRAS:  From the andersoncooper.com website ~





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Anderson Cooper 360 Covers Hurricane Sandy From Asbury Park


Anderson Cooper was in Asbury Park to cover Hurricane Sandy with meteorologist Rob Marciano on Monday evening.  Broadcasting was sketchy at best in the 8 PM hour and much of his reporting and interviews were done by phone with previously seen CNN storm video playing on screen.  Included in the program were Ali Velshi in Atlantic City, Chad Myers at the weather maps in Atlanta, Gary Tuchman from Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, Ashleigh Banfield in Tribeca, Jason Carroll in Lindenhurst and David Mattingly in Connecticut.

After being knocked off the air for the umpteenth time Anderson showed a bit of prerecorded video then began a series of interviews by telephone with mayors and officials.  Here's AC talking with the mayor of Asbury Park in the 8 PM hour:

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Things went a little better, reception wise, in the 10 PM hour.  Here's the first live shot with AC and Rob:
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And a few more minutes of Anderson and Rob from Asbury Park in the second hour of AC360:

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Anderson Live, Monday, October 29, 2012


BREAKING NEWS:   Anderson Cooper Talk Show Won’t Return for a Third Season
From The New York Times ~

The syndication arm of the Warner Brothers studio has decided that there will not be a third season of “Anderson,” the daily talk show hosted by Anderson Cooper.

Citing disappointing ratings, a studio executive, who insisted on not being identified because the studio had planned no official release on the decision, said on Monday that the entire talk television market has been struggling to build audiences. Mr. Cooper’s show, which is produced by Telepictures, will end after the summer of 2013.

The executive spoke because some of the stations that have been carrying Mr. Cooper’s show have begun making feelers about replacement shows, and the news was certain to leak out through one of them, the executive said.

The Warner Brothers syndication unit issued a statement on Monday:

“We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced. While we made significant changes to the format, set and produced it live in its second season, the series will not be coming back for a third season in a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to break through. We will continue to deliver top-quality shows throughout next summer.”

Mr. Cooper released his own statement:

“I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons. I am also grateful to Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and indebted to viewers, who have responded so positively. I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and though I’m sorry we won’t be continuing, I have truly enjoyed it.”

The decision was not a reflection of any lack of faith in Mr. Cooper, the executive said, but an acknowledgement of the business realities in daytime talk television.

The studio “could have renewed the show but could not create a viable economic business model to move forward,” the executive said.

Even Katie Couric’s much anticipated new talk show has not yet emerged as a bona fide hit, the executive said. And new shows with other hosts, including Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake, have fared poorly.

But Mr. Cooper, who is also a mainstay in prime time on CNN, had been expected to be a star in daytime talk when his show started last fall. After one year with sub-par ratings, the studio and Mr. Cooper instituted a series of changes including stressing same-day tapings as often as possible to deal with breaking subjects, and a new location for the studio.

Mr Cooper was on assignment for CNN in New Jersey Monday, covering Hurricane Sandy.



Anderson's co-host today was Ashleigh Banfield. Enjoy the 'First 15' ~

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TOPIC SEGMENTS:  Disaster preparedness and the latest on Hurricane Sandy




And more details on the "Breaking News" from Broadcasting & Cable

'Anderson Live!' Will End Run After This SeasonShow to remain in production through March
 By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/29/2012 1:35:39 PM

Warner Bros.' Anderson Live!, which was retooled this fall to try to keep it on the air, will end its run after this season, Warner Bros. executives told stations starting on Friday and executive producer Terence Noonan told the staff this morning. The show, which stars CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, will remain in production through March and stay on the air through its second season.

"I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons," said Cooper in a statement. "I am also grateful to Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and indebted to viewers, who have responded so positively. I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and though I'm sorry we won't be continuing, I have truly enjoyed it."

"We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced," said a Warner Bros.' spokesman also in a statement. "While we made significant changes to the format, set and produced it live in its second season, the series will not be coming back for a third season in a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to break through. We will continue to deliver top-quality shows throughout next summer."

Next season, Warner Bros. will roll out Bethenny, starring Real Housewife and Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel, to stations across the country, with the Fox-owned stations serving as the launch group.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

From The ATA Archives: Anderson Cooper Guest Co-Host, Part 2


Thursday was the beginning of 'Fall Sweeps' and as we said last week,  that got us thinking about Anderson's beginning in the daytime talk genre. We posted most of his Live with Regis & Kelly co-hosting appearances last year, but in cleaning out the 'ATA vault', we came across a few that we missed at the time. Today's installment is again when Anderson was filling in for Regis, who was out for heart bypass surgery, and aired on March 14, 2007; the day after last week's installment.


In the host chat topics ranged from get well wishes for Regis, to American Idol, Anderson's upcoming 60 Minutes piece on Simon Cowell, Anderson's lack of singing talent, Star Jones, Anderson on the cover of 'Men's Journal and Kelly's photo shoot for the TV Land Awards.

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Host chat,  part 2, included a check in with more Spring Breaker's ~

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The Travel Trivia contest ~

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Mark Wahlberg was the first guest ~

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More 'Spring Break Week' - today's check in location was Panama City Beach, FL ~

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Andy Richter was the next guest ~

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And the show ended with a preview of Anderson's upcoming 60 Minutes story on Simon Cowell ~




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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Next Week On Anderson Live


Monday, October 29: Co-Host Ashleigh Banfield, Scam Alert: Hidden Camera Investigation on Repair Ripoffs and Adam Levine from ‘The Voice’

Tuesday, October 30: Co-Host Iyanla Vanzant (OWN's 'Iyanla, Fix My Life') , True Crime Tuesday Exclusive: Teacher Convicted for Having Group Sex with Students Speaks Out from Behind Bars

Wednesday, October 31: Anderson's Halloween Spooktacular with Co-Host Kristin Chenoweth, Creepy Crawly Halloween Treats with Chef Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel's 'Bizarre Foods') and Mommy Ghost Hunters: Two Suburban Moms Go Searching for Ghosts.

Thursday, November 1: Co-Host Deborah Norville ("Inside Edition"), Kim Noble: Mom Living with Over 20 Different Personalities / Amber Riley ('Glee')

Friday, November 2: Co-Host Nancy Grace, Denzel Washington & Cast of 'Flight', 'RHOA' stars Phaedra and Porsha  and Frugal Friday Moneysaving Tip of the Week


Ratings for the week ended October 14th ~

From Broadcasting and Cable
Syndication Ratings: After-Life Gives 'Katie' a Boost in This LifeTalker hits single-day high with appearance from TLC's 'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo

Disney-ABC's Katie hit its highest single-day rating thus far, a 2.3 live plus same day national household rating on Columbus Day, Oct. 8, up 35% from the prior week with a show on the after-life, featuring TLC's Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo. 

Katie was up for the week as well, adding 12% to a 1.9 in the week ended Oct. 14. That's the show's best performance since debuting at a 2.0 in the week ended Sept. 16. Among daytime's key demographic of women 25-54, Katie improved 10% to a 1.1. 

NBCUniversal's Steve Harvey, the second-highest rated rookie, remained steady at a 1.3 in households and grew 11% among women 25-54 to a 1.0. CBS Television Distribution's Jeff Probst fell back 13% to a 0.7, down the same amount that it gained in the prior week and tying Twentieth's Ricki Lake, which was flat. NBCU's new conflict talker, Trisha, cleared mostly on small independent stations and CW affiliates, rebounded 25% to a 0.5. 

Turning to the established talkers, CTD's Dr. Phil remained on top despite dipping 7% for the week to a 2.8 in households. Phil also was steady among women 25-54 to a genre-leading 1.6, up 7% from last year. Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael turned in a a strong second-place finish with an unchanged 2.6 in households, although up 4% from last year. Warner Bros.' Ellen, on track for its best season ever, grew 4% for the week and the year to a 2.4, tying Sony's Dr. Oz, which also was up 4% from the week before but down 14% from last year. NBCU's conflict talker Maury came in fifth at a flat 2.2. 

CTD's Rachael Ray remained at a 1.4, tying CTD's The Doctors and NBCU's Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos, all three of which improved 8%. 

Warner Bros.' Anderson Live! advanced 10% to a 1.1, tying Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams, which was flat. Debmar-Mercury's Jeremy Kyle was flat at a 0.5.  (Please click on link for the full article.)

From The Futon Critic
A Surging "Katie" Once Again Beats All Freshman and Sophomore Syndicated Talkers

Based on National ratings for the week of October 8, 2012, "Katie" surged by double-digit percentages over the prior week to finish No. 1 among all freshman and sophomore syndicated talk shows for the 5th week in a row among Households (1.9 rating), Total Viewers (2.494 million) and Women 25-54 (1.1 rating). During the week, "Katie" defeated freshman "Steve Harvey" (1.3 HH rating, 1.806 million viewers and 1.0 W25-54 rating), "Jeff Probst" (0.7 HH rating, 944,000 viewers and 0.4 W25-54 rating), "Ricki Lake" (0.7 HH rating, 841,000 viewers and 0.5 W25-54 rating) and "Trisha" (0.5 HH rating, 659,000 viewers and 0.4 W25-54 rating), while continuing to pace well ahead of sophomore "Anderson Live" (1.1 HH rating, 1.452 million viewers and 0.7 W25-54 rating).  (Please click on link for the full article.)

Note:  For those interested; in the same week last season, 'Anderson' had a 1.3 HH rating.


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Friday, October 26, 2012

Anderson Cooper 360, Friday, October 26, 2012


BREAKING NEWS, STATE OF EMERGENCY AHEAD OF MASSIVE STORM, Declared in Va., D.C., Md., Pa. and N.Y.:  Report by Anderson Cooper
MASSIVE STORM PREDICTED TO HIT NORTHEAST, Forecasters warn of high winds, strong tides, heavy rain, possible snow:  Anderson and Chad Myers report

NEW CNN/ORC OHIO POLL, OBAMA 50%, ROMNEY 50%, Crucial state for both campaigns:  Anderson Cooper and John King at the 'Magic Wall' & Follow Up with Jim Acosta and Brianna Keiler

THE ENTHUSIASM FACTOR, A day in the swing state of Ohio:  Report by Gary Tuchman
FIGHT TO THE FINISH, Ohio widely seen as must-win state:  Anderson's follow up with James Carville and Mary Matalin

COURTING THE YOUTH VOTE, Pres. Obama discusses music, politics and more in MTV interview:  Anderson played a small portion of the interview  (Anderson announced that the Romney campaign was offered equal airtime and turned down offer.)
THE YOUTH VOTE 2012, Obama campaign predicts even higher turnout than 2008:  Anderson's follow up with Andrew Jenks (MTV News Correspondent), Kristen Soltis (Republican Strategist), and Peter Hamby (Political Reporter)

ANALYZING THE CAMPAIGN AD ENDGAME, New ads almost every day in swing states:  Report by Anderson Cooper

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360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Susan Hendricks

BREAKING NEWS, MASSIVE STORM PREDICTED TO HIS NORTHEAST, Forecasters, Sandy could merge with cold front, become "Superstorm":  Anderson checks back in with Chad Myers for the latest update

THE RIDICULIST:   DANGERS OF LIVE TV

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Suze Orman was Anderson's co-host for the day.  Enjoy the 'First 15' ~

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And there was more after the break ~

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GUEST/TOPIC SEGMENTS:  Frugal Friday Hour; and How to avoid being scammed on the Internet with Chris Hansen


EXTRA:

Today's 'Anderson Live After Show' ~



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