Thursday, February 07, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday, February 7, 2013

AC360 devoted most of the hour to the Breaking News story of a massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner, a fired LAPD officer suspected in killings.   Anderson's opening report ~

* Report by Randi Kaye and follow up with Anderson
* More from Anderson on what the package sent to him contained ~

* Anderson interviewed William Bratton, Fmr. Los Angeles Police Chief
* Anderson spoke with John Miller, CBS News Senior Correspondent (who worked in counter-terrorism and criminal intelligence for the LAPD for years)
* Chad Myers reported on the Noreast bracing for monster blizzard
* Report by Anderson on the manifesto allegedly written by Christopher Dorner ~

* Anderson spoke with Kris Mohandir, Former LAPD Psychologist
* Press Conference in Big Bear via KTLA
* Anderson spoke with Chris Lawrence about Dorner's military training records
* Anderson spoke with James Usera, Friend & Fmr. classmate of Christopher Dorner (mentioned in manifesto)
* Chad Myers was back with an update on Noreast bracing for a monster blizzard
* Anderson promoted the special "Jake Tapper Reports, An American Hero, The Uncommon Valor or Clint Romesha" at 10PM ET


At the end of Wednesday night's edition of 60 Minutes Sports (on Showtime), Anderson previewed his upcoming story on Garrett McNamara ~

Anderson was on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer today ~

And Out Front with Erin Burnett ~

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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Anonymous said...

The first segment was very good. Donner was a breaking story and the segment covered all the important stuff plus an interview with Donner's former boss Bratton. I don't remember Anderson stating the size of the bullet-holed coin; wished he said something about it or placed a quarter next to it so viewers could get a perspective of it's size and the size of the bullet holes.

Then a little bit about the weather and the possible wallumping of snow New York City and parts of the northeast could receive.

Then more about Donner. Not only everything you wanted to know about the guy and what happened but also lots of tangent information. It's been a while since 360 had a big story breaking at the right time and it grabbed the Donner story with both hands and was not letting go. Which was great if you were intensely interested in this news. I got bored around the half-hour mark. There has got to be other viewers who feel the same way, who don't care about the minute details of Donner and his crime.

Anderson made time for another blizzard report but I wished he had also squeezed in a Bulletin.


aries moon said...

It's hard to believe that Former L.A. Police Chief William Bratton has no recollection at all of Dorner, of ever encountering him or him expressing some kind of grievance to him. Seems to me it would be difficult to not be aware of someone who seemed to be so troubled even before these current events took place.

It must've been jarring for Anderson and the other reporters to find out that Dorner had contacted them directly - I hope he's found before more people get hurt.

Thank you for the extra clips--I don't know how you always manage to find everything. :)

Anonymous said...

I had read the news about the package that was send to Anderson earlier and was actually worried about the killer now targeting journalists as well but as it turned out he had other goals with that.

I admit that I was glued to the screen last night but I was the whole things were just fiction because it would definitely make for a great thriller. Sadly it is reality and beyond unsettling and creepy. I wonder if someone he trusts and admires would be able to talk the guy out of it but on the other hand he clearly has mental problems and maybe that would achieve the opposite. If he has any access to news sources at all at the moment. Maybe he is sitting somewhere in the mountains, freezing his butt off.

And for some reason I am hoping that CNN made a copy of that DVD...

Thanks also for the clips from the Situation Room and Erin!

And I'm very much looking forward to 60 Minutes with Anderson's piece on the surfer. The preview looks great.

Anonymous said...

I really liked AC360. It held my attention for the whole hour, other than when they went to the press conference. Someone on staff could have been watching the press conference and given Anderson a 30 second or minute report to bring us up to date vs. the repetitive/thanking each other remarks of the press conference.

I liked hearing the various takes on the situation - from the former police chief, a psychologist, the man's training records and from a former classmate and friend. All the guests seemed relevant with close ties to the topic. Anderson really does a great job with a breaking news story. And it was news, not pundits or filler.

I'm not sure what's up with the lack of international news on AC360 the last couple of weeks. Again, another area where Anderson typically does a good job. I hope it comes back soon.

To me the Wednesday night AC360 and the Thursday night AC360 were night and day different. Wednesday night seemed old news and filler, Thursday night seemed like a news program.

-- Jenn