*Updates on school shooting in Sparks, NV and teacher killed in Danvers, MA
*ACA website hearings on Capitol Hill today
*Maryland Attorney General regarding underage teens drinking alcohol at a party
*More on the new trial for Michael Skakel
*Boston Strong, Survivor Steven Byrne roots for the Red Soxs
*360 News & Business Bulletin: Martin Savidge
Anderson and Jeff Toobin talked about Dominick Dunn during tonight's segment on the Skakel trial. Vanity Fair posted this photo today of Anderson and the late Dunn at a Vanity Fair Oscar Party ~
11:00PM AC360 SPECIAL:
AC360 Later was replaced by a 1/2 hour Anderson Cooper Special -Inside Blackfish, Killers in Captivity. Anderson, however, was not able to stay for the special and Martin Savidge filled in for him.
After our post went up last night, we learned why Anderson was MIA on AC360 last night ~
A few more items from Anderson's Wonk of the Year Award from American University last Saturday:
From usnews.com ~
Anderson Cooper Studied Communism, Couldn't Find a Job
And people say journalism is a useless major. CNN's Anderson Cooper revealed to an audience of American University students on Saturday that he focused his studies at Yale on communism. "Because I kind of thought that was going to be around for awhile," the CNN host said, according to a release from American University. Unluckily for Cooper, his graduation year – 1989 – coincided with the Berlin Wall crashing down, leaving him to reconsider a career path. "I actually made a fake press pass, and I borrowed a camera and I decided to start going to wars by myself," Cooper said.
Fast forward to today and Cooper is at the top of his field. So much, in fact, that AU named him the university's Wonk of the Year. (The first Wonk of the Year award was doled out last year to former President Bill Clinton.)
Wolf Blitzer, Cooper's CNN colleague, filmed a special breaking news alert to introduce Cooper. "Anderson, as all of you know, is a real, real wonk," Blitzer told the crowd. "He knows the wonkish details of everything."
Cooper also knows how to entertain a college-age audience. "I realize why there are a lot of students here, because you're all trying to impress your parents that this is what you do every Saturday night in Washington, D.C.," Cooper said to laughs.
Video of why AC was chosen as "Wonk of the Year" ~
Video montage from Anderson's speech and the Q & A that followed ~