Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Wednesday 1/16/13

BREAKING NEWS, AMERICANS HELD HOSTAGE BY ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS, After attack on Algerian oil field:  Report by Anderson Cooper

VICTIMS REACT TO W.H. GUN CONTROL PROPOSAL, Goddard was shot 4 times in Virginia Tech massacre:  Anderson's interview with Alexis Haller, Uncle of Newtown shooting victim Noah Pozner; and Colin Goddard, Virginia Tech shooting Survivor

THE WHITE HOUSE GUN CONTROL STRATEGY, How much politics is mixed in with policy in the new plan?:   Anderson's follow up discussion with David Gergen, Charles Blow and Margaret Hoover

BREAKING NEWS, AMERICANS HELD HOSTAGE BY ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS, Algerian official: Westerners attacked by no more than 20 people:  Additional reporting by Anderson Cooper and discussion with Jill Dougherty and Bob Baer

NOTRE DAME LINEBACKER SAYS HE'S VICTIM OF HOAX,  Manti Te'o's girlfriend who "died" never existed:  Report by Anderson Cooper and discussion with Timothy Burke, Editor,; and David Haugh, Chicago Tribune (on the phone)

OUTRAGE OVER MISS. HIT-AND-RUN KILLING, New questions about the role race may have played:  Report by Drew Griffin and follow up discussion with Anderson

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Susan Hendricks

THE RIDICULIST:  Best Forecast Ever!


BLOGGER'S COMMENTARY:  Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure President Obama can ever do anything that David Gergen will agree with completely.  I'm sorry, but I'm over it.  After months, if not years, of hearing Gergen complain about President Obama lacking leadership qualities, tonight Gergren's commentary started with the President showed leadership today, BUT.   I knew that "but" was coming.  President Obama even stated in his comments today that it would be hard and pundits would speak out against his proposals.  I say, let's give these proposals a chance.  Let's let the public be heard.  Call your congressmen and let them know how you feel.  Perhaps it's time 360 pulled out some old tapes that showed Anderson with his panel including Gergen saying President Obama would never get a health care hill passed,  would never get 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' overturned.  Anderson needs to quit being "cynical" (his word) and discussing the political ramifications of every move with pundits and just report the news/the facts.  Nothing is impossible when enough people step up and let their voices be heard.  There were executive orders signed today that are a step in the right direction.  Now it's time for the "people" to be heard, Congressmen to vote and pundits to quit being naysayers.  -- Wonz


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Blitzer, Cooper Lead Sweeping Coverage of The Presidential Inauguration

On Sunday, when a private swearing-in ceremony will take place at the White House, Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will be joined by John Berman, Kate Bolduan, Gloria Borger, Erin Burnett, Candy Crowley, John King, Don Lemon, Piers Morgan and Soledad O’Brien starting at 10 a.m. and leading up to a prime time special at 8 p.m. Inauguration eve special editions of Piers Morgan Tonight and Anderson Cooper 360┬║ will follow.

On Monday, Jan. 21, Early Start with John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin and Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien will kick off the day’s coverage at 5 a.m. Beginning at 9 a.m., Wolf Blitzer will be joined by John Berman, Kate Bolduan, Soledad O’Brien and Jessica Yellin, live from the U.S. Capitol West Front, while Anderson Cooper will be on the National Mall with Gloria Borger, David Gergen, John King, Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon. HLN’s Robin Meade and Christi Paul will be reporting for both CNN and HLN from the National Mall.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Anderson Cooper will anchor the network’s special coverage from the Mall, with Piers Morgan and Erin Burnett from inside the inaugural balls. At 10 p.m., Anderson Cooper 360┬║ will broadcast live to wrap up the day’s events.

To read the full press release, please click here.

And a couple more photos from Sean Penn's Haiti Fundraiser in LA Saturday night ~

Not sure the reason for the hat, but as host, Anderson injected a little humor, among other things ~

Anderson Cooper Can’t Even Drop F-Bombs Without Sounding Adorable

Anderson Cooper took to the podium at Sean Penn‘s second annual Help Haiti Home benefit on Jan. 12, and while he was there, he let the F-bombs fly. In context, of course.

After Penn gave a speech littered with swears, Cooper had his turn. ... “I didn’t know we were allowed to say f—,” Cooper joked. “I would have said f— so much more.”

Cooper recalled that upon first meeting Penn in Haiti, he didn’t quite know how to treat the actor, quipping, “I worried if I pointed a camera at him, he’d beat me up.”

The CNN host also promised that (time permitting) he would serenade Penn with Bette Midler’s ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ — a promise which sadly never came to fruition. Way to break our hearts with your lies, Anderson Cooper.
(Please click on above link to read the full article.)

And with Lisa Lowe (Vogue Senior West Coast Editor) and actor Tim Robbins ~

AC360 Transcript
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for blogging Wonz.
It's been a long time since we have heard anything political from the ATA team.
The NRA's statement today was absolutely disgusting, mentioning the POTUS'S children: 'Are the President's children better than yours?,' in reference to having security guards placed in ALL schools.
Anything to change the conversation away from the gun lobby and their ultimate goal, not safety but profits.
Something will ultimately be passed, even from this do nothing Congress.
According to Huffpost, the NRA 'promises the fight of the century.'
Good. Now the Obama Administration finally has their attention.
It's a start.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Wonz about Gerg. Anderson needs to stop with the 360and just take a damn stand for what is right.

Are those crazy dotted lines some kind of secret code? Some are one & a half lines of dashes, some are over 2 lines, what does it all mean?

Anonymous said...

Of course the first segment was going to be about Obama's gun control proposals. 360 didn't have to show any of the new NRA commercial, Anderson just could have said "The NRA made a new commercial promoting their agenda." If viewers were interested in seeing it they could look for it online. The interview with Haller and Goddard was good as was the panel discussion. The panel was noteworthy for some excellent comments about armed school guards and for how calm and respectful Hoover was this time.

I would have put the hostages in Algeria as the first story.

The report on the football player and the hoax brought back memories of Monday's Situation Room. Dan Lemon was subbing and in a story about Lance Armstrong, he asked a sports writer "Why should we care?" Same question I have for this story.

Drew Griffin's report about the racist hit-and-run in Mississippi was sad but not surprising.

I liked the Ridiculist and all of the clips of the Oklahoma station's un-technological weather report, which was actually rather charming. I loved all of the weatherman's drawings. Don't know if he was a "weatherman" or a real "meteorolgist". When I was a kid, one of the local stations hired a real meteorologist to do the weather reports. They touted this loudly and proudly in their ads, 'We have a REAL METEOROLOGIST!!! The other stations have only a regular guy giving you the weather.' Within weeks, the other stations kicked out their regular weather guys and hired real meteorologists. However, I see on YouTube that many stations have regular joes doing the weather or any pretty girl. Around here the weather is serious business. What kind of weather folk do you guys have?


aries moon said...

I've been over Gergen's constant negativity towards President Obama for a LONG time now and was happy to see Charles M. Blow challenge and push back on him on the gun issue. 360 props Gergen up as the non-partisan voice of reason but none of his commentary in recent months has left me with that impression--it was disappointing to hear Anderson announce him as a guest--he was an unwelcome presence, imo.

Are Anderson and Tim Robbins bff's now? lol.

trampadoo said...

I also tend to agree about Gergen. The man just can't give Obama 100% credit, ever. The discussion was interesting. Personally I prefer Anderson as the neutral moderator. Piers is already doing enough partisan campaigning for the whole of CNN and even AC360 is so clearly pro-gun control (for European standards of neutral news) I don't feel they are not taking a stand. If Anderson behaves like Piers he will immediately be branded as an anti-American super liberal whatever (more than he already is by people who think he is too clearly pro gun control) and I don't see how this would do any good for his ability to communicate to both sides. So far I have not seen anything constructive coming out of Piers' debates with the extreme pro-gun lobby.

I hope the hostages in Algeria will come out of this alive. This is slowly escalating into yet another war at this rate. :(

Didn't care much for the amount of time they spend on that football player "hoax" but then I am not American and this is surely more relevant to others, especially people who felt bad for the guy for losing his girlfriend.

The report in the poor gentleman who got run over by those teens was downright creepy. The other incidents in this town and the behavior of the sheriff reminded me of one of those 60ies small towns completely in the hands of racists. Brrr...

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