Monday, September 30, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Monday 9/30/13

Wolf Blitzer was back in the 360 anchor chair this evening as Anderson gave a speech at the University of Kentucky.  While we've enjoyed our Fall adventure it will be nice to have AC back at the helm Tuesday night.  Until then......


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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day Three of ATA's Fall Road Trip

We're planning on extending our trip one more day since AC's scheduled to speak Monday night at the University of Kentucky.  But if he manages to clone himself and do both AC36o and the appearance we'll get back to work too.  In the meantime nothing beats autumn in New England. 




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Friday, September 27, 2013

Day Two of ATA's Fall Road Trip





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Anderson Cooper 360, Friday 9/27/13



Wolf Blitzer was in the anchor chair for Anderson Cooper on tonight's AC360. That means a long weekend for the ladies of ATA and a road trip. So we packed up the car and are headed to New England to enjoy the Fall foliage. 
Blitzer filmed a Ridiculist rebuttal to AC's Vodka-Swilling Baby Eater,  for those interested here you go:


 And we're off!


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 & AC360 Later Thursday, 09/26/2013


Not sure if Anderson was off to catch a plane for vacation or assignment; or perhaps attending a social event, but both AC360 and AC360 Later were taped earlier in the day.  Don't get me wrong, Anderson deserves vacation time and how he chooses to use it is his business, but CNN needs to get a sub instead of having all of prime time being taped (Piers Morgan was taped as well) if they are going to call themselves a news network.  And using the "breaking news" banner on a taped show borders on absurdity.

8:00PM ET - AC360:
*Latest on Kenya mall attack
*Rehab Racket re-hash and update
*Congress in crisis
*Rapist released after 1 month in jail
*New hope for Marissa Alexander (re-airing of an old Gary Tuchman interview/report)
*Costa Concordia shipwreck victims found
*360 Bulletin - Isha Sesay
*The RidicuList -Incredibeard (taped Wednesday night)



10PM ET - AC360 Later:
*Kenya mall attack
*Marissa Alexander case/getting new trial
*Racial segregation in sororities
*Barring paparazzi from children of celebrities
*What's your story - panel members share


One of tonight's panelists was Alison Stewart whom Anderson worked with at WNN.  They took a little trip down memory lane ~


EXTRAS:
Odds and ends we've missed along the way ~

Zimbio.com  Anderson reporting live from Washington, DC on September 16, 2013 ~



From Flickr - Anderson Cooper, Keynote Speaker at the Centennial Celebration for United Way of Greater Cleveland and The Center for Community Solutions100 years serving Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Convention Center. Photos: Marc Golub  ~





From the Daily News ~

Anderson Cooper’s stalker found mentally unfit for tria

(please click on link for the details)


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 & AC360 Later Wednesday, 09/25/2013


8:00PM ET - AC360:
*Rehab racket
*Senator Cruz's strategy backfires
*New information on Navy Yard shooting
*Rapist released
*Coach suspends entire football team
*360 Bulletin - Isha Sesay
*The RidicuList - The McEverything



10:00PM ET - AC360 Later:
*Sen. Ted Cruz out of control
*AIG bonuses/anger and apology
*Iran Pres. Rouhani's comments about the Holocaust
*Dr. Drew's cancer fight
*Fake review crackdown


EXTRAS:

As we posted last week, Anderson moderated a panel that included his boss, Jeff Zucker, at AdWeek.  The event took place late Tuesday afternoon at Time Warner Center and @GuestofGlass posted the following photo on Twitter ~



From BoyCulture.com  A few hours ago, I was lucky enough to attend the launch party for Madonna's secretprojectrevolution, a 17-minute short film made in conjunction with Steven Klein that's meant to address discrimination and injustice in the world.  (please click on link for more photos and details about the event)  Anderson was also in attendance after AC360 Later and the following photos were posted to their website. ~






SocialiteLife.com had some of the same photos and these two additional ones ~

 

EXTRA aired this short segment about the event today ~




Anderson has added another speaking engagement to his calendar; this time in St. Paul, MN ~



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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 & 360 Later, Tuesday 9/23/13

8:00 PM AC360
TOPICS:
*Iran and the opening of the UN
* Kenya Mall Attack
* Follow up on Baby Veronica returned to her adoptive family
* Follow up on Florida man killed by a police car
AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

Here's a link to excerpts from Amanpour's interview with Iran President Hassan Rouhani. The full interview will air on Amanpour Wednesday at 2 & 5 PM ET on CNNi.  

10:00 PM AC360 Later
 TOPICS:
* Iran and Rouhani
* The Senate/Affordable Health Care Act/Government funding
* Update on Kenya Mall Attack
* Death of Blackberry (nice to see Richard Quest join the discussion) 

The last few minutes of the hour was 'What's Your Story?'.  Both Anderson and John King talk about their fathers:



Anderson mentions finding the audio recordings of his father that are posted at ArtonAir.com.  Here are the links to those recordings:




EXTRAS:
More photos on social media from Anderson's Cleveland appearance this weekend:













And a picture we missed that was posted last week when Nick Symmonds did an interview with Anderson last week:

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Monday 9/23/13

8:00 PM: AC360
TOPICS:
* Nairobi Mall Attack
* Possible Meeting of President Obama and Iran's President
* Police car runs over man and kills him

AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:
Isha Sesay

THE RIDICULIST: BEST ACCEPTANCE SPEECH EVER


10:00 PM: AC360 LATER
* Nairobi Mall Attack
* Goverment shutdown & Affordable Health Care Act
* Is Hilary Clinton going to run for POTUS?
* The Pope's remarks


EXTRAS:
Pictures posted to social media this weekend when Anderson was in Cleveland for a speaking engagement:





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Sunday, September 22, 2013

From The ATA Archives: Anderson Cooper in Amman, Jordan - November 29, 2006 - Part 2


It's November 29th of 2006 and Anderson Cooper is in Amman Jordan.  The second hour of AC360 was a special hour devoted to the varying opinions of how to end the war in Iraq.   We found a lot of the information interesting and relevant given what is currently going on in the region and how the war in Iraq effected U.S. relations with Syria and Iran...  It also made us really miss Michael Ware and his fountain of knowledge on the region; and wonder why Nic Robertson hasn't been on AC360 Later.  We think Nic would make a wonderful panel member when Syria or Iran or U.S. International Relations are topics of discussion, as would Ivan Watson.    


ANNOUNCER: ...on the ground, but it may be no match for a militia led by perhaps the most powerful man in Iraq. Courting danger. Showdown with Iran and Syria. The White House calls them terrorist states. But to stabilize Iraq, will the president have to answer to their terms?    Across the country and around the world, this is a special edition of ANDERSON COOPER 360, "Iraq: The End Game."   Reporting from Amman, Jordan, here is Anderson Cooper.

Anderson opened the hour explaining the reason and format for the special hour which began with reports from John Roberts and Randi Kaye to get us up to speed...
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Those reports were followed  by....
COOPER: The president has his panel of experts to tell him what the next move in Iraq should be. So do we tonight. Joining me now here in Amman is CNN's Michael Ware; from Washington, Retired Lieutenant Colonel Bob McGinnis; and "New York Times" Chief Military Correspondent Michael Gordon, who's also the co-author of the book, "Cobra II," about the war in Iraq.  All of you, thanks for being with us.   (Before going to commercial there was a video clip of a then young Senator from the State of  IL, our now President Barack Obama, commenting on the situation at the time.)



SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D), ILLINOIS: For only through this phased redeployment can we send a clear message to the Iraqi factions that the United States is not going to hold together this country indefinitely. That it will be up to them to form a viable government that can effectively run and secure Iraq.


COOPER: Welcome back. Tonight, we are taking a look at the military options left for Iraq, the endgame.
Before the break, you heard why General John Abizaid believes that some form of the current strategy might still be able to bring victory and stability to the country.
Of course, that view is not shared by everyone, especially Democrats who will soon control Congress. Many of them and many Americans think it's time to bring our men and women home, if not all of them, at least some of them, as part of a timed withdrawal.
CNN's Gary Tuchman takes a look at that strategy.
And after Gary's report the panel was back fro more discussion ~



COOPER: The peek for Iraq was 160,000 troops. Now, at any given moment, there are roughly 145,000 U.S. servicemen and women in Iraq. For many, that number is way too high and the sooner our men and women come home, the better they say.
Not everyone, of course, sees it that way, including one of the possible front runners for the next presidential election. Senator John McCain, a retired U.S. Navy pilot and a prisoner of war in Vietnam says more Americans are needed on the frontlines. And he has company in that.
CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
After Tom's report the panel was back with more discussion ~



COOPER: Welcome back. Again, our focus tonight is Iraq, and what the next step should be. We have already looked at bringing the troops home, sending more in and staying the course.
There is another alternative being thrown around Washington, and it's based more on faith than force. To end the sectarian bloodshed, some say, the country has to be split apart.
CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.
After Jamie's report the panel was back with more discussion ~



COOPER: When Saddam Hussein was toppled, the U.S. hoped his fall would bring peace to that country. Instead, another very dangerous leader has emerged -- Muqtada al-Sadr. He's a radical Shia cleric, influential, powerful and with a massive private army at his disposal. Perhaps the greatest threat in Iraq.
CNN's Nic Robertson has a profile.



COOPER: That is the startling statistic. Militias have penetrated some 70 percent of the Iraqi police. And given how vital the Iraqi security forces are for the country, it is difficult to imagine any new strategy for the war working if the enemy is at anywhere -- is everywhere.
There are tough decisions for the president, Congress and tough decisions for our guests again.
CNN's Michael Ware joins us now. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Bob McGinnis and "New York Times" Chief Military Correspondent Michael Gordon.

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COOPER: Everyone has an opinion about what should be done in Iraq, what the next move needs to be. The truth is, there are no easy solutions, only hard choices.
And while we remember that, we must never forget that there are Americans risking their lives in Iraq every single day. Let's not forget their bravery and their hard work.
I'm Anderson Cooper from Amman, Jordon. Thanks for watching.
"LARRY KING" is next.

We'll be back next week with the 10PM ET hour of AC360 from Amman Jordan from November 30, 2006; Anderson's last day of his trip.  Hope you join us!

EXTRAS:

Anderson was in Cleveland last night, the keynote speaker for the United Way of Greater Cleveland's 100th birthday gala event.  Following are a few photos posted to Instagram and Twitter.







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