Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Wednesday 6/26/13


8:00 PM
 
LANDMARK RULINGS ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE: Anderson Cooper reporting
Follow up discussion with Jeffrey Toobin, Andrew Sullivan and Evan Wolfson

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS' GAY COUSIN SPEAKS OUT:  Anderson's interview with Jean Podrasky and Grace Fasano

ZIMMERMAN TRIAL, DAY THREE: Martin Savidge reporting
Panel discussion with Sunny Hostin and Danny Cevallos

AARON HERNANDEZ CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER: Susan Candiotti reporting

TEXAS LAWMAKER'S LAST STAND: Anderson's interview with Texas State Senator Wendy Davis

PAULA DEEN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT USING THE N-WORD: Anderson Cooper reporting

AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Randi Kaye

10:00 PM

Anderson was joined by Randi Kaye, Martin Savidge, Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, Danny Cevallos and Jeffrey Toobin. 

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2 comments:

Jaanza said...

There was a good variety of stories on Wednesday's 360. Of course, SCOTUS and California's Prop. 8 and DOMA was deservedly the first story. Sullivan and Wolfson had a great discussion about it and I especially liked Sullivan pointing out there's a difference between the Catholic hierarchy and the Catholic people.

The Zimmerman trial segment was pretty dull. I kept wondering why Anderson spent so much time on Zimmerman at 8 PM when he's devoting the entire 10 PM hour to the trial. At 8 the trial news could have been cut in half and the extra time given to other news. Other news like the SCOTUS decision on the Voting Rights Act, as Aries Moon pointed out, received only a brief mention yesterday. 360 could have had a smart political panel on how the SCOTUS decision will play out at election time. Could have, should have but didn't.

It was awesome to see State Senator Wendy Davis on the show. Along with the Voting Rights Act, More time should have been cut from the Zimmerman segment for more time with Davis. There was time for several good questions, including the Republican date change chicanery, but I wish Anderson also asked about Texas Rep. Zedler calling the protesters "terrorists".

It was pretty good having 360 point out Paula Deen's contradicting statements on her use of the "n" word but I'm ready to see her fall off the media radar just like Edward Snowden did today.

aries moon said...

The end of DOMA and Prop 8 is wonderful news, but because of SCOTUS's terrible decision on The Voting Rights Act, for me, it's a little bittersweet--a very welcome and much deserved big leap of progress for the LGBT community, but a huge setback for voting rights and fair elections. I can't help but think of the brave people who risked so much to bring about VRA and feel sad that SCOTUS trampled all over that history. Jaanza makes a great point about the excessive coverage of the Zimmerman trial and how it's taking valuable time away from other stories (like VRA) they could cover. 360 did very little on the voter suppression efforts of conservatives around the time of the election and the ONE report I did happen to catch was on the CNN website and was from the perspective of the conservative guest. Odd how AC will have Civil Rights leader Julian Bond on to talk about how the African American community views gay rights, but won't attempt to book him to discuss the subject he is primarily known for. I'm disappointed that AC & 360 have little interest in VRA, but was glad to see many LGBT organizations condemning SCOTUS's decision.

AC had a great discussion with Andrew Sullivan and Evan Wolfson on DOMA's demise--I guess there will be lots of celebrations coming up. AC made some interesting (perhaps personal) observations on the constraints of DOMA.

Senator Wendy Davis is remarkable--there is talk about her possibly running for governor and since Gov. Perry is starting up more trouble next week, I'm sure the push for her will be even stronger. What is WRONG with the GOP?

The Aaron Hernandez piece seemed like filler and Paula Deen is a bigoted bore.