Saturday, August 31, 2013

From the ATA Archieves: Anderson Cooper's Hurricane Katrina Coverage Highlights


Today we look back at some of our favorite reports from Anderson Cooper during his Hurricane Katrina Coverage.


After covering several hurricanes, you start to know what to expect. At first the winds pick up gently. Then it starts to rain. Your fancy Gore-Tex clothing keeps you dry for about thirty minutes; then the water starts to seep in. Within an hour you're completely wet. Your feet slosh around in your boots, and your hands are wrinkled and white. If you've ever wondered what your skin will look like when you're eighty-five, try standing in a hurricane for a few hours. ... Katrina comes ashore at 6:10a.m., on Monday... - Anderson Cooper

We start out with Anderson reporting from Baton Rouge:


REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK, Returning Home:


ANDERSON GETS EMOTIONAL ON AIR (something we at ATA feel set his reporting apart and made it so relatable):   Just as we come back from commercial break, a pickup truck drives by. In the back a young man with a trucker hat holds up a tattered American flag. He salvaged it from the wreckage. He's tired and worn, but proud of that flag, proud that he and his family are still standing. We don't speak -- he is too far away -- but I look him in the eye and we nod to each other. In his face I think I detect betrayal and anger, but also strength and resolve. I'm on the air, but I find my self tearing up. My throat tightens;I'm almost unable to speak. I quickly try to move on to another story, and hope no one has noticed.  - Anderson Cooper


REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK, Grim Discoveries:


ANDERSON CATCHES UP WITH JOHN GRISHAM, in Biloxi:


REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK, Waveland 30 Days Later:


REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK, Witness To Destruction:   I don't think we should forget what we have seen. I know those of us who were here never will. - Anderson Cooper



In 2010, on the 5th Anniversary of Katrina, and last year we posted extensive "look back" posts from the ATA achieves.  If you missed them or would like to see them again, please click on the links below ~

2010:
Anderson Cooper - A Katrina Retrospective
Anderson Cooper - A Katrina Retrospective, Part 2
2012:
Anderson Cooper, A Look Back: Hurricane Katrina Six Months LaterAnderson Cooper, Hurricane Katrina: A Look Back, Part 2



~ The ATA Team

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.

Next Week on Anderson Live 9/2 - 9/6/13


Monday, September 2: Co-Host Marilu Henner, Cast of TV Land's 'Forever Young' and Woman Claims She Died and Went to Heaven

Tuesday, September 3:  'Anderson Live' Undercover: Entire Hour of Hidden-Camera Investigations

Wednesday, September 4: Co-Host 'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi and True Crime Caught on Tape: Video Vigilantes Solve Crimes 

Thursday, September 5: Co-Host Kathy Griffin,  'Anderson Live' Undercover: Do Car Dealers Rip Off Women?,  'RHONJ' Star Caroline Manzo and 'The Host' Cast

Friday, September 6: Co-Host Andy Cohen, 3 Ways to Get Out of Debt on Just $10 a Day and  'Which Andy Was It?' -- Anderson vs. Andy Cohen Pop Culture Trivia Challenge with Ana Gasteyer

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.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Friday, 08/30/2013


OBAMA CALLS SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK A "CHALLENGE TO THE WORLD":
*Anderson Cooper and Jim Acosta reporting
*Anderson Cooper discusses with panel of Christopher Dickey, Fran Townsend, Gloria Borger and Foud Ajami
*Anderson Cooper talks to Barbara Starr
*More panel discussion with Spider Marks replacing Gloria Borger  (Too bad Ajami wasn't replaced or better yet never booked on AC360; and we're wondering what happened to the Anderson Cooper that discussed the situation in Syria with David Letterman on Tuesday saying the U.S. didn't want to unseat Assad because there are no good options to fill the void, yet doesn't ever push back on Ajami when he says that's what the U.S. needs to do. )

OUTRAGE OVER 30-DAY SENTENCE FOR RAPIST:  Report by Randi Kaye
SHOCKING SENTENCE:  Anderson Cooper's follow up discussion with Mark Geragos

"SAFE PASSAGE" IN CHICAGO:  Report by George Howell

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Randi Kaye

THE RIDICULIST:  BEAUTY PAGEANT WISDOM




We've packed our picnic baskets and we're ready to enjoy the holiday weekend.  Please remember to check out our Katrina post on Sunday and enjoy your weekend!  --  The Ladies of ATA


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.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday, 08/29/2013


OFFICIAL, U.S. MAY TAKE UNILATERAL ACTION AGAINST SYRIA:  Anderson Cooper and Dana Bash reporting
Follow up panel: Fran Townsend, John King, Foud Ajami and Christopher Dickey
(Double Segment - )

U.S. OFFICIALS, SYRIAN REGIME DISCUSSED CHEMICAL ATTACK AFTERWARDS:  Anderson's discussion with James 'Spider' Marks and Christopher Harmer (Senior Naval Analyst, Institute for the Study of War) on U.S. and Assad's military capabilities

NEARLY 9 MILLION AMERICANS USING PRESCRIPTION SLEEPING PILLS:  Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss

BAFFLING UNKNOWNS IN HANNAH ANDERSON KIDNAPPING:  Anderson Cooper and Drew Griffin report



Just because AC360 didn't mention today's Katrina anniversary, doesn't mean we forgot ~


Today marks the eight year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Anderson did an end of year program on AC360 in 2005 that included a segment on the most memorable moments of his Katrina coverage.



One of the people Anderson introduced us to along the way was Dr. Gregory Henderson ~


Revisiting The Tragedy (with Dr. Henderson) in a special that aired Tuesday, February 28, 2006 ~


For the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Anderson Cooper was back in New Orleans and  AC360 aired the following segment on August 26, 2010, in which Dr. Gregory Henderson reflected on Katrina  ~




Over the weekend we will be taking a look back at some of Anderson's most memorable Reporter's Notebooks from his Katrina coverage over the years.  We hope you'll enjoy the look back with us ~  The ATA Team


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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday, 08/28/2013


PRES. OBAMA BLAMES CHEMICAL ATTACK ON ASSAD REGIME:   Anderson Cooper and Fred Pleitgen
Follow up with Fran Townsend, Christiane Amanpour, John King, Gen. Michael Hayden
(Double Segment)

KEEPING THEM HONEST:  Children's Charity Rip-Off:  Anderson Cooper and Drew Griffin Reporting

"PEOPLE HAVE TO DEVELOP COURAGE:  Anderson's interview with Maya Angelou on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's 'I Have A Dream Speech'


360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Isha Sesay

THE RIDICULIST:  Pat Robertson



EXTRAS:


Anderson was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman last night.  We've included the Top 10 since Anderson and Dave make reference to it. ~

Top 10:


Anderson guest segment 1:


Anderson guest segment 2:



A few photos of Anderson's arrival from ContactMusic.com (click on the link for many more) ~




  


There are a few more on tomandlorenzo.com ~





And Anderson will be speaking at the University of Kentucky on September 30 ~


Please click here for the details.



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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Tuesday 8/27/13


U.S. PREPARING POSSIBLE MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA: Anderson Cooper and Fred Pleitgen reporting
Follow up with Fran Townsend, John King, Dexter Filkins and Peter Beinart

U.S. MILITARY ACTIONS IN SYRIA, WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?: Anderson discuss with Maj. Gen. James Marks, Christopher Harmer and Andrew Slater

MILLIONS FOR CHARITY, NEARLY NOTHING FOR DYING CHILDREN: Drew Griffin reporting

MEASLES OUTBREAK SICKENS 16 AT TEXAS MEGACHURCH: Randi Kaye reporting
Follow up discussion with Anderson and Dr. Sanjay Gupta

WILDFIRE BURNING IN PART OF YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK: Gary Tuchman reporting

AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay



EXTRA:

The Late Show tweeted a picture of Anderson arriving for tonight's taping.  We'll have his appearance in Wednesday night's extras. 



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.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Monday 8/26/13


BREAKING NEWS: U.S. CONSIDERS MILITARY STRIKE AGAINST SYRIA: Anderson Cooper and Fred Pleitgen reporting
Follow up discussion with Fran Townsend, Bob Baer, John King and Michael Doran

KEEPING THEM HONEST: CHILDREN'S CHARITY RIP-OFF: Drew Griffin reporting

YOSEMITE WILDFIRE NEARS SAN FRANCISCO'S WATER SUPPLY: Gary Tuchman reporting

ARIAS TRIAL PART 2, LIFE OR DEATH? Anderson Cooper leads a discussion with Jeffrey Toobin and Mark Geragos

AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay
AC & Isha chat about her wedding:



THE RIDICULIST: GETTING THE LAST LAUGH



EXTRA:


Set your DVR's for Late Night with David Letterman on Tuesday night.  Anderson's a guest along with Olivia Munn and Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

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.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Anderson Cooper's Interview with Antoinette Tuff



ANDERSON COOPER, HOST: Tonight, prepare to laugh, cry and be inspired by a remarkable woman, a 360 exclusive -- my interview with Antoinette Tuff, who lovingly -- that's right -- lovingly persuaded a would-be mass killer into giving himself up inside a Georgia school. Antoinette saved countless number of lives of kids and police officers. And despite being held at gunpoint, still feels compassion for the man who could have killed her.   In fact, she tells me tonight, she still wants to maintain a connection with him.

My in-depth conversation with her.

.....There is so much more that we talked about. And we're really going to be playing this interview for most of this hour, because, you know, often in news, we focus on the negative and so many people say they want to hear, you know, positive things when they happen.   I just think this woman is extraordinary and has a message that all of us -- all of us need to hear in these difficult times.


Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Part 6:



TONIGHT ON 60 MINUTES ~


Anderson's piece on swimming with the Nile Crocodiles will re-air.  If you missed it check your local listings and click here to see our ATA post from the original airing!


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.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Next Week on Anderson Live 8/26 - 8/30/13


Monday, August 26: Co-Host Comedian Judy Gold, All-New: Amazing Caught-on-Tape Stories and 'Anderson Live Chopped Challenge' with Food Network's Ted Allen

Tuesday, August 27: 'Anderson Live's' Biggest Newsmakers & Exclusives: 'The Pregnant Man,' Westboro Baptist Church & More!

Wednesday, August 28: Co-Host 'Nightline' Anchor Cynthia McFadden,  Exclusive: Woman Fired for Being Too Attractive and Are Pet Psychics Legit? 

Thursday, August 29: Co-Host 'Weekend Today' Anchor Erica Hill, 'Project Runway' Star Tim Gunn and How to Solve the Top Three Biggest Dog Problems 

Friday, August 30: Co-Host Andy Cohen, Living Too Large? Owner of the Biggest House in America and 'Arrested Development' Star Jessica Walter

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.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Friday, 08/23/2013


John King was in the AC360 anchor chair on this Friday night.  Here's the run down on the topics covered:

* Latest in the Okla. killing of Australian baseball player Chris Lane
* Trayvon Martin's parents on Okla. murder
* Keeping Them Honest:  On-Air Protest & Anderson's pre-recorded interview with James Kirchick (the gay American journalist kicked off Russian TV ~


* Chemical weapons used in Syria?  (Unfortunately, this was mostly a platform for Sen. John McCain to voice his displeasure, once again, with President Obama.)
* Sinkhole swallow trees in seconds?
* 360 News & Business Bulletin with Susan Hendricks

BLOGGER'S NOTE:  This blogger hopes John King will become the "go to" sub for Anderson Cooper on AC360.

EXTRA:

For those 'Big Brother' fans, the following was posted to the Big Brother Access website
Big Brother 15’s Elissa Slater on Anderson Cooper as a Bridezilla

Before Elissa Slater appeared on Big Brother 15, she looked kind of different in a segment on Anderson Cooper about bridezillas. Apparently back when Elissa was getting ready to marry her uber-rich current husband, her bridesmaids weren’t so happy about her wedding planning insanity. So Elissa and her bridesmaids went on Anderson Cooper for a confrontation about her bridezilla ways.

In her appearance on the show, Elissa Slater had to promise to give up her “hair book” and let guest star Kim Zolciak throw it out, commit to final wedding date of June 30, and agree to let viewers choose her final bridesmaids’ dresses. She agreed to all three conditions and won a trip to Mexico as a prize.

Interestingly enough, we think Elissa looks a lot less like her sister Rachel Reilly in this video. Somewhere along the way, Elissa’s rather normal size lips, rounded chin and perky cheekbones morphed into a Rachel look-a-like swollen trout mouth and jawline and cheek bones of knifelike sharpness.

It was during season one of Anderson's talk show and you can watch a video clip by clicking on the above link.

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.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday, 08/22/2013


Most of the hour was devoted to Anderson's exclusive interview ~
SCHOOL SHOOTING HERO SPEAKS OUT:  Anderson Cooper's interview with Antoinette Tuff
SCHOOL SHOOTING HERO MEETS 911 DISPATCHER FOR THE FIRST TIME:  Anderson's interview continues with Antoinette Tuff and Kendra McCray (the 911 Dispatcher)

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Susan Hendricks

HANNAH ANDERSON, 'I CONSIDER MYSELF A SURVIVOR':  Stephanie Elam reporting


EXTRA:  Anderson tweeted out the Instagram photo below ~




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.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday, 08/21/2013


BREAKING NEWS, 911 CALL FROM SCHOOL, 'HE SAYS HE DOESN'T CARE IF HE DIES':  Anderson Cooper plays the 911 call from school bookkeeper, Antoinette Tuff and follow up discussion with Martin Savidge, Chris Mohandie and Jeff Gardere

LEFT FOR DEAD: Report by Anderson Cooper
OKLA. SHOOTING VICTIM LEFT FOR DEAD:  Report by Randi Kaye and follow up discussion with Anderson
"HE WAS THE MOST AMAZING PERSON I EVER MET":  Anderson Cooper interviews Sarah Harper, Chris Lane's girlfriend

REPORT, CHEMICAL WEAPONS USED AGAINST SYRIAN PEOPLE:  Arwa Damon and Anderson Cooper reporting

STUNNING TWIST IN HANNAH ANDERSON KIDNAPPING CASE: Stephanie Elam and Anderson Cooper reporting

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Susan Hendricks


EXTRA:
From the NYPost ~

It was just a crush: Anderson Cooper 'stalker' defense 
By REBECCA ROSENBERG

The mouthy loon accused of stalking Anderson Cooper told cops not to worry — he just had a harmless “crush” on the hunky anchor, according to court papers released today.

“I have a crush on Anderson, he is not in any danger,” Alex Hausner reassured a detective after he was arrested July 27.

“You’re hot,” he claimed Cooper told him when they passed each other in Union Square back in 2007. The fleeting compliment sparked a “mutual crush," he insisted.

It’s Cooper’s boyfriend, East Village bar owner Benjamin Maisani, who might have a thing or two to worry about from the Far Rockaway former psychiatric patient.

The deluded Hausner, 40, told cops that Maisani is threatened by his budding romance, delusional as it may be, with the silver-haired newsman.

“Not guilty at all!” Hausner announced at his Manhattan Supreme Court arraignment today on felony menacing, stalking and harassment charges. “These charges are nonsense.”

He then railed against Maisani in one of many emotional outbursts.

“As far as Mr. Maisani is concerned I’ve done nothing to him,” he declared. “He wants me out of the way and he’s trumping up charges.”

In the most recent incident, Hausner showed up at Cooper’s converted firehouse and kicked the red lacquered front door repeatedly yelling. “I swear to f—king God, don’t insult me,” he shouted. “I’m going to f—k you up!”

At least five times during the court appearance, Judge Daniel Conviser urged the impassioned Hausner to let his attorney speak on his behalf.

“You may say something that is harmful to your case,” the judge warned but it was to no avail.

Prosecutor Rachel Ehrhardt said that Hausner is captured on video threatening Maisani and that he called CNN the day before he was arrested.

“He stated to the head of security there ‘that if you want a war, war is about to come, the worst is about to come,’ These are extremely threatening statements,” Ehrhardt explained.

The nutjob believes the anchorman sends him subliminal messages through his telecast.

Conviser ordered a psychiatric examination and remanded Hausner who is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Cooper’s legal representative, Jason Berland, declined to comment.


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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Tuesday 8/20/13


AC360 EXCLUSIVE: WHISTLEBLOWER AND SPOUSE SPEAK OUT: Anderson Cooper's exclusive interview with Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda
Links to this interview part 1 & part 2
Video link to follow up discussion with Jeffrey Toobin and Jesselyn Radack

GUNMAN OPENS FIRE AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,  NO ONE HURT: Anderson Cooper and David Mattingly reporting

AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE STUDENT MURDERED IN OKLAHOMA: Alina Machado reporting

CONVICTED BABY KILLER SET FOR EARLY RELEASE: Randi Kaye reporting
AC did a follow up interview with Petti McClellan-Wiese, mother of one of the victims

FIRESTORM: BEAVER CREEK WILDFIRE BURNS IN IDAHO: Anderson Cooper and Gary Tuchman reporting

AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Susan Hendricks


EXTRA:

@mayorNYC posted this picture of Anderson riding the train:


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.