Thursday, August 15, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday, 08/15/2013

CALL FOR 'FRIDAY OF ANGER' MARCHES:  Report by Anderson Cooper on clashes in Egypt and follow up discussion with Arwa Damon, Mona Eltahawy, Robin Wright, Peter Beinart, and Ari Fleischer (guess Ari was short of his quota of AC360 appearances?)

'PLEASE DON'T LET MY DAUGHTER DIE':  Anderson's interview with Brian Wilson (seeking medical marijuana fr his daughter) and discussion with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

CANCER DOCTOR ACCUSED OF GIVING FAKE  DIAGNOSES:  Report by Gary Tuchman and follow up discussion with Anderson



STANDOFF OVER VERONICA:  Anderson and Randi Kaye reporting

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Susan Hendricks

AC360 Transcript
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ACAnderFan said...

I have not watched 360 for most of the summer but tonite I finally watched. I missed the first 20 minutes but liked what I saw. It was a good show and maybe I'll start tuning in regularly again.

Jaanza said...

I was 7 or 8 minutes late getting to 360. When I turned it on, Ari Fleischer was talking. Yesterday Crystal Wright made me change the channel to Hayes, today Fleischer did. Hayes was interviewing a college professor about the uprising and crackdown in Egypt.

Later I felt guilty about it. It felt narrow-minded to change the channel when someone you dislike comes on. Wouldn't it be more tolerant to stay and listen for a few minutes?

OTOH, why put up with it? A viewer's attention is worth something and if the program isn't deemed worthwhile, theres' the remote right there. This is as true for 360 as it is for David Letterman or 'American Idol'. How would television shows get the message the viewers don't like something unless the Nielsens go down?

Has anyone posted in the comments sections on 360's website? To tweet seems pointless because Anderson gets thousands of tweets.

I liked the segment with Brian Wilson trying to get medical marijuana for his daughter; loved the video of him questioning Gov. Christie and Christie giving bland non-commital answers before squirming away. I chose not to watch the Oprah segment. Nothing personal against Oprah but it seemed like it was going to be too much 'Entertainment Tonight' and promo for her new film.

aries moon said...

Good point about Ari Fleischer, ATA. Why do the AC360 producers/bookers still think Ari Fleischer is relevant--his presence on the Egypt panel seemed completely unnecessary.

The rest of the reports didn't interest me and I haven't watched the Oprah interview yet, so I don't know how that went.

@Jaanza, for me, listening to Ari Fleischer and Crystal Wright is torture!

@ACAnderfan, nice to see your comment, hope you can pop up here every now and then, when you want.

ACAnderFan said...

@ aries moon, I'll comment from time to time. I hardly ever comment anymore but I do check the site everyday still.