Monday, April 08, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Monday 4/8/13

BREAKING NEWS, GUN CHECK COMPROMISE? Anderson Cooper and Jessica Yellin reporting
TOP SENATE REPUB. VOWS TO BLOCK GUN BILL: Dana Bash reporting and discussion with Charles Blow and Ross Douthat (NYT)

MARGARET THATCHER 1925 - 2013: Christiane Amanpour reporting
DIGGING DEEPER: Christiane Amanpour, James Baker and by phone former First Lady Nancy Reagan



NORTH KOREA'S 'UNDERGROUND RAILROAD': Anderson speaks with Jim Butterworth who was one of the producers/director of 'Seoul Train'



Jimmy Fallon posted some AC GIFS done on Friday night when Anderson was on his program:

Here's a Twitter pic someone took on the streets of NYC this weekend:

And finally we'll end with a full page ad that was posted in today's NYT:

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Jaanza said...

Monday's 360 could have been better; I would have changed a few things if I was in charge. The first segment on gun control, background checks and political ramifications was okay. Admittedly, I could only pay half attention due to looking for something.

Margaret Thatcher's memorial segment was waaaaay too long. Thatcher was important and relevant and historical but I couldn't manage to care as much as 360 did. I'd rather see a huge segment on Annette Funicello (who got a few sentences in the Bulletin) simply because I liked her more and she was more fun and there'd probably be a clip from 'Beach Blanket Bingo'. As it turned it, it looked like Piers Morgan was going to devote his entire hour to Thatcher.

Beyonce went to Cuba. So what? Lots of American tourists go to Cuba, it's not a big deal. I was surprised this news came before the segment on North Korea which, any way you slice it, was more important than Beyonce. The clips from 'Seoul Train' were moving and distressing.

I wish 360 had done something Friday or Monday about the Arkansas oil spill and local law enforcement following orders to keep reporters out. Or a segment about the recent Plan B ruling or the new restrictive Kansas law. Margeret Thatcher didn't need all that time.

I know some folks may love Margaret Thatcher and not give two figs about Annette Funicello, Arkansas or reproductive choice. Some people, after seeing the commercials near the end of 360, may find Dana Bash's interview with Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly better than the show investigating Diane Schuler's car crash. I think the Schuler show would be more interesting and hope it's repeated later.

Thanks for the 'Late Night' GIFs and a look at the NY Times ad. "Reintroduce"? "Reimagined broadcasting"? Okay, Zucker, I hope that works.

aries moon said...

Glad to see Charles Blow on 360 again and agreed with his comments about gun control and appreciated the portion of President Obama's passionate speech that 360 aired.

Don't care about Margaret Thatcher, she called Nelson Mandela a terrorist, not interested in listening to a canonization or whitewash about her history.

Don't care about Bey and Jay in Cuba. I don't have anything against them, but it was a non-story.

I'm glad that Gabby Giffords and her husband are all for tighter gun laws, but it bothered me a little to see them and Dana Bash emphasizing how much they LOVE THEIR GUNS. I agree with Jaanza about the Diane Schuler story--I saw the documentary on HBO and it still haunts me to this day, a really distressing, scary report.

Seoul Train segment was disturbing but well done.

Annette Funicello made her mark with Disney and her beach movies, I was sorry to hear of her passing.

Love the GIFs and the pic of AC and Benjamin out in NYC.

trampadoo said...

I'm skipping the review today and just want to express my girly enthusiasm over the adorable reaction gifs and the picture of Anderson and Ben: awwwwwww! :D