Friday, June 28, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Friday, 06/28/2013


8:00PM HOUR:

PROSECUTION WITNESSES HELPING DEFENSE?:  Martin Savidge reporting

KEY WITNESSES IN ZIMMERMAN TRIAL:  Anderson Cooper's follow up discussion with Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, Marcia Clark and Danny Cevallos

TRAYVON'S STEPMOTHER TALKS TO ANDERSON:  Anderson's interview with Alicia Stanley

WHAT DO ZIMMERMAN'S INJURIES INDICATE?:  Anderson's interview with Dr. Bill Manion, Medical Examiner

NEW ARREST IN HERNANDEZ MURDER CASE:  Susan Candiotti reporting

DIGGING INTO AARON HERNANDEZ'S PAST:  Report by Randi Kaye

DANGEROUS HEAT THREATENS SOUTHWEST:  Samantha Mohr reporting

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Susan Hendricks

THE RIDICULIST:  CRUNCH CONTROVERSY

video

10:00PM HOUR:

The hour was pre-taped and covered Day 5 of the Zimmerman Trial.  Anderson replayed reports and interviews from the 8:00PM hour; then a panel consisting of Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, Marcia Clark and Danny Cevallos, discussed each segment with Anderson.

EXTRAS:
Anderson Cooper was the surprise guest on the WWHL After Show ~


video


AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast
ANDERSON

All content, unless otherwise cited, is © All Things Anderson and may not be used without consent of the blog administrator.

3 comments:

Jaanza said...

For most of Friday's 360, I watched Hayes on MSNBC.

I still don't understand the heavy emphasis on the Zimmerman trial. A big deal to some people and the potential for disastrous ramifications after the verdict but it's too much coverage. CNN's sister network HLN is reporting on the trial almost 24/7 and with Anderson's daily 10 PM show why does 360 at 8 have to devote all that time?

360 at 8 segments:
Zimemrman
Zimmerman
Zimmerman
NFL accused murderer Hernandez
Big bad heat wave
Bulletin
Ridiculist

Compare that to Hayes at 8:
Gay marriages again in CA minute at the start
Big excellent segment on several states attacking women's health rights
Boehner and Immigration Reform Law in the House
Oil Fracking
3 short reports (but bigger than the Bulletin) covering Bert & Ernie as gay icons, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Grassley on Twitter
Obama in Africa

Anderson gets a D and Hayes gets an A. It pains me to give those grades because Anderson is so gosh darn adorable. Even the Ridiculist, which had a promising topic, felt like a promo for 'New Day'.

In the past, there was some evidence that a 360 staff member checked in at ATA. If that's true and that's happening right now, PLEASE tell Anderson to cut back on Zimmerman at 8 and report more NEWS.

aries moon said...

I agree with Jaanza, why feature so much Zimmerman only to relegate *some* real news to the 360 bulletin--I say *some* because even the bulletin can miss the mark on what's actually relevant news sometimes. It may be true that 360 beats Hayes in the ratings every now and then with the Zimmerman coverage, but that's still not much of a justification for overdoing it on a nightly basis. I wish they'd cut back on Zimmerman and just drop that NFL murder story all together, that is a total waste of airtime. Chris Hayes had an excellent line up of news stories that are of real significance. I don't understand what the producers of the show and AC are thinking these days.

Trampadoo said...

Hmmm, my theory is that the AC360 crew do not have the final say about what their coverage focuses on. Zucker realised the big trials bring in the ratings, so they have to focus on that.

I agree with Jaanza that there were tons of interesting topics this week that should have been given more air time on CNN. More on women's right, gay marriage, immigration bill, voters' rights, Mandela, Obama's visit and the NSA (because even though they seem to want to ignore it, the thing is just getting bigger and nastier by the minute).