Friday, May 31, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Friday, 05/31/2013


Anderson anchored AC360 live in both the 8:00PM and 10:00PM ET hours with the breaking news, TORNADO EMERGENCY ISSUED FOR MOORE, OKLAHOMA & OKLAHOMA CITY AREA

In the 8:00PM Hour, Anderson spoke by phone with:
*Chad Myers, CNN Meteorologist
*George Howell, CNN national news correspondent
*Matt White, Mayor of El Reno
*Reed Timmer, Storm Chaser
*Sean Casey, Director, "Tornado Alley"
*Betsy Randolph, Oklahoma Highway Patrol
*Glenn Lewis, Mayor of Moore
*Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma
*Candace Looper, Taking shelter in Moore, Oklahoma
And
*Samantha Mohr, CNN Meteorologist in the studio

In the 10:00PM Hour:
The St. Louis, Missouri area was added to the tornado threat list and new guests included:
*Michael Townsend, Stranded at the airport
*Brandon Sullivan, Storm Chaser
*Jeff Rainsford, Chief of Staff, Mayor of St. Louis


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday, 05/30/2013


TORNADO WARNINGS, WATCHES ACROSS MID-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY:  Anderson Cooper, with Chad Myers (reporting from Oklahoma) and Tom Sater, CNN Meteorologist in the studio

TOXIC LETTERS TARGET OBAMA, BLOOMBERG:  Anderson with Deborah Freyerick reporting

COLD WAR RICIN ASSASSINATION:  Report by Gary Tuchman

U.S. MOM JAILED IN MEXICO LEARNS FATE FRIDAY:  Rafael Romo reporting

DEADLY NEW VIRUS SPREADS:  Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss

WEST VIRGINIA MURDER PLOT:  Report by Randi Kaye
AUTHORITIES - "FRIENDS" PLOTTED KILLING OF WEST VIRGINIA GIRL:  Anderson's follow up discussion with Mary Ellen O'Toole, Former FBI profiler

BREAKING NEWS, CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES:  Anderson Cooper reporting

BABY RESCUED FROM TOILET PIPE:  Anderson with David McKenzie reporting

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Susan Hendricks

THE RIDICULIST:  IKEA MONKEY TRIAL

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When promoting AC360 on Out Front tonight, Jake Tapper (filling in for Erin Burnett) and Anderson had a funny exchange ~

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EXTRAS:
Anderson tweeted about being up all night, shooting with 60 Minutes and a few photos from those involved with the shoot showed up on Twitter ~







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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday, 05/29/2013


RICIN FOUND ON LETTER TO NYC MAYOR BLOOMBERG:  Anderson Cooper reporting with Deborah Feyerick, and follow up with Fran Townsend and Dr. Sanjay Gupta

BREAKING NEWS, SUSPECT IN TRIPLE MURDER NOT ARMED WHEN SHOT:  Anderson Cooper reporting

TORNADOES TOUCH DOWN - Extreme weather strikes Plains & Midwest:  Anderson talks to CNN Meteorologist, Indra Petersons

YANIRA MALDONADO MAINTAINS HER INNOCENCE:  Anderson Cooper with Rafael Romo reporting from Mexico

REP. MICHELE BACHMANN WON'T SEEK RE-ELECTION:  Anderson Cooper and Dana Bash reporting and follow up discussion with John King and David Gergen

SENATOR'S SECRET TRIP INSIDE SYRIA:  Anderson Cooper's "AC360  Exclusive" interview with John McCain

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NOTE:  While Anderson asked McCain a question about comparing Syria to Iraq and Afghanistan, in this blogger's opinion, the better question would have been comparing Syria to Libya.  Given the current almost failed state of Libya, McCain again calling for similar action by the U.S. and our allies that he repeatedly called for (on AC360)  in Libya, and McCain's "outrage" over the attack in Benghazi and his repeated attempts to place blame on President Obama and his administration for the attack; it was pretty obvious McCain didn't want to answer that question - so the tough question wasn't asked and in my opinion remains the elephant in the room in McCain's "outrage" over the current administration's actions in Syria. ~ Wonz

BABY FLUSHED DOWN TOILET NOW RECOVERING:  Anderson Cooper and David McKenzie reporting from Beijing

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Susan Hendricks

THE RIDICULIST:  HOT DOG HOOKER

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EXTRAS:

Anderson tweeted about anchoring from Nashville tonight and the reason why ~


And after AC360, tweeted about the ratings ~


From TVnewser.com today ~
May 2013 Ratings: CNN Tops MSNBC For Second Straight Month
Anderson Cooper 360 (8pm): Grew +99% in total viewers (778k vs. 390k) and was up +119% in the demo (256k vs. 117k). AC 360 was the topped rated show on CNN and ranked second in all of cable news at 8p in both total viewers and the demo (tying with HLN in total viewers).
(Please click on link for full article.  No information was provided on the 10pm hour of AC360.)

The following photos of Anderson being fitted for a new suit were posted to paulandwilliams Flickr account a few days ago ~





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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Tuesday 5/28/13

PUNISHING STORMS HIT CENTRAL PLAINS: Tom Sater reporting
FREIGHT TRAIN HITS TRUCK AND DERAILS IN MEXICO: Wolf Blitzer reporting
AMERICAN JAILED IN MEXICO: Wolf Blitzer reporting
LONDON TERROR ATTACK HERO SPEAKS OUT: Wolf speaks with Ingrid Loyau-Kennett
OUTRAGE OVER RAPE KIT BACKLOG: Randi Kaye reporting
BABY RESCUED FROM SEWAGE PIPE: Hala Gorani reporting
360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Susan Hendricks

Blogger's commentary: Anderson Tweeted earlier today that he was having an immediate root canal after having a toothache for the last week. What's more painful, a root canal or watching Blitzer do AC360? Does CNN not have anyone else available to sub? What about John King, who doesn't seem to be too busy these days, or there's the always enjoyable Gary Tuchman?  Come on CNN try someone different next time, please!

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360, Monday 5/27/13


MURDER OF SOLDIER ON LONDON STREET: Anderson speaks with Fran Townsend

V.A. HOSPITAL IN PITTSBURGH CONTAMINATED: Drew Griffin reporting

FRESH ABUSE CLAIMS ROCKS RUTGERS: Randi Kaye reporting
Follow up discussion with Craig Wolff and Rachel Nichols

"FREAKING OUT" ON THE HIGH SEAS: Erin McPike reporting

ARIAS JUROR RECALLS EXPERIENCE: Anderson's interview with Marilou Allen-Coogan

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S TRAIL NEARS: Anderson and David Mattingly reporting

AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Gary Tuchman reporting

THE RIDICULIST: LISTS, OTHER THAN THE RIDICULIST

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EXTRAS:
Anderson Tweeted and Instagramed a few pictures tonight:

His office bulletin board:


His father, Wyatt:



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Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Ladies of ATA Are Doing What?!


The ladies of ATA are off on a tubing adventure for the day.  Sorry we can't reveal the name of our guide.  We hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend, too!


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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Next Week on Anderson Live 5/27 - 5/31



Monday, May 27: Co-Host Legal Expert Sunny Hostin, Exclusive: Chandra Levy's Mom Breaks Her Silence on Daughter's Killer's Fight for New Trial,  'Anderson Live' Alert: Cyber Harassment Dangers and The CW’s 'Nikita' Star Maggie Q 

Tuesday, May 28: Co-Host Rosanna Scotto ('Good Day New York’), Medical Mystery: Woman Who Grows Fingernails Instead of Hair, Camille Grammer ('RHOBH') and Family Dinner Challenge Winners

Wednesday, May 29: Co-Host Andy Cohen , 'The Voice' Star Adam Levine and The Doomsday Preppers

Thursday, May 30: Co-Host Keke Palmer , Scam Alert: Hidden Camera Investigation on Repair Ripoffs and Trivia Challenge Rematch: Cheech Marin vs. Anderson 

Friday, May 31: Co-Host 'RHOBH' Star Brandi Glanville, Actors Josh Duhamel & Julianne Hough and Frugal Friday


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Friday, May 24, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Friday, 05/24/2013


Anderson Cooper had the night off and Wolf Blitzer was in the AC360 anchor chair.  Topics covered included:
*Oklahoma tornado - Brian Todd reporting
*Washington State bridge collapse  - Dan Simon reporting
*Sergeant Selling Sex? - Drew Griffin reporting
*Jodi Arias jury deadlock- Randi Kaye reporting
*Saving the horses injured in Oklahoma Tornado - hundreds wounded, hundreds of others killed - Gary Tuchman reporting ~

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*360 News & Business Bulletin - Susan Hendricks


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Live from Moore, OK, Thursday 05/23/2013

Anderson Cooper was live on location in tornado ravaged Moore, Oklahoma for both the 8 PM and 10 PM hours of AC360.

8:00PM ET Hour:
*Anderson, Ted Rowlands, Ashleigh Banfield, Mark Geragos, Jose Baez and  Sunny Hostin discussed the jury being unable to agree on sentencing in the Arias trial
*Remembering the victims ~

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*Anderson took a tour of the Briarwood School site with Robin Dziedzic, a teacher who shot video during and in the immediate aftermath of the tornado ~

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*Anderson talked to Erin McPike of CNN about people preying on tornado victims
*Anderson played new video of the alleged London terror assailants being arrested and discussed the video with Nic Robertson as well as information on the victim
*Anderson gave an update on Jane Richard - sister of Martin, the 8 year-old killed at the marathon - left the hospital today after 12 surgeries in 39 days.
*360 News & Business Bulletin with Isha Sesay
*Anderson interviewed Phillip Vargyas who lost two children in the tornado ~

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*Gary Tuchman reported on "Operation BBQ Relief" and joined Anderson for a follow up discussion ~

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For how you can help go to CNN.com/IMPACT  ~




New topics/guests in the 10:00PM ET Hour:
*AC360 played a new video of reporters harassing one of the jurors after which Anderson said "Okay, well that was actually pointless.  I don't know why we showed that to you.  I apologize for that.  We just literally got that video in.  Obviously he had no comment and they were harassing him."
*Anderson spoke with Shelley Jaques-McMillin, the Principal of Briarwood Elementary School
*Report on storm shelters by Tom Foreman
*Breaking News of a bridge collapse in Washington State with at least 2 cars with people in the Skagit River

EXTRAS:
And a few more photos of Anderson in Oklahoma reporting and with fans ~





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Anderson Cooper Anchors Around the World from Moore, OK, 5/23/13


○ George Howell reporting from Moore City Hall on the recovery process
○ Pamela Brown talked with Anderson about the push for more storm shelters
○ Suzanne Malveaux with headlines of the day including live reports from Nic Robertson in London and Elizabeth Cohen in Atlanta
○ Repeat of last night's interview with Jerrie Bhonde
○ Interview with Nick Stremble, risk manager for Moore Medical Center
○ Repeat of last night's interview with Toby Keith

Remembering the victims:

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Anderson Cooper 360 Live from Moore, OK, Wednesday 05/22/2013


Anderson Cooper was live on location in tornado ravaged Moore, Oklahoma for both the 8 PM and 10 PM hours of AC360.

8:00PM ET Hour:
*Anderson reported on the "Act of Terrorism" (deadly meat cleaver attack) in London and spoke with Nic Robertson who is in London
*Anderson remembered some of the victims of the Moore tornado ~

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*Anderson's interview with Joy Waldroop who was injured and lost her daughter in the tornado ~

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*John King toured the ruins of the Plaza Towers Elementary School with and spoke to Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department then had a follow up discussion with Anderson
*Anderson spoke with Shelley Jaques-McMillin, the principal of Briarwood Elementary School which was also destroyed
*Anderson spoke with Susan Candiotti about Tamarlan Tsarnaev being implicated in a triple murder that took place in 2011 and an acquaintance of his who was killed by FBI in self-defense today in Florida
*Anderson spoke with Nic Robertson and Christiane Amanpour for more about the attack in London today
*An iReport video filmed by Juan Olivo of a rescue in Moore, OK was played
*Anderson spoke with Annette Brown and Gina Janzen, 2nd grade teachers at Briarwood Elementary ~

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*Gary Tuchman reported on the "Comfort Dogs" visiting Moore, OK and had a follow up discussion with Anderson ~

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New topics/guests in the 10:00PM ET Hour:
*Anderson spoke with Supt. Susan Price, Moore Public Schools
*Anderson's interview with Toby Keith, Country Singer ~

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*Anderson's interview with Jerrie Bhonde, Wife of Hement Bhonde. Jerrie was injured and lost her husband in the tornado ~

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*Anderson reported that President Obama will travel to Oklahoma on Sunday for a first hand look at the damage and recovery effort.
*Anderson's interview with Tim Hetzner, a handler for Lutheran Church Charities"Comfort Dog" program ~

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*Isha Sesay was in with a 360 News & Business Bulletin


Some photos of Anderson posted to Instagram from various CNN staff and crew ~



  




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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Anderson Cooper Anchors Around the World 5/22/13


PICKING UP THE PIECES IN OKLAHOMA

○ Nick Valencia reported on the mayor's push for storm shelters and on families looking for missing relatives
○ Dr. Sanjay Gupta updates the situation at the Moore Medical Center
○ Jeremy Hefner, Mets pitcher who grew up near Moore, talked with Anderson by phone
○ Suzanne Malveaux, in the CNN studio, reporting on other news in the headlines
○ Pamela Brown reports that children who were killed at the school did not drown, as was reported initially
○ Joplin mayor offers advice and hope
○ Repeat of last night's interview with Barbara Jarrell
○ Repeat of last night's interview with the family of Jenae Hornsby
○ Repeat of last night's segment on storm shelters with Gary Tuchman reporting

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Anderson Cooper 360 from Moore, OK, Tuesday 5/21/13


Tuesday's 8 PM and 10 PM AC360 originated from tornado ravaged Moore, Oklahoma.

During the 2 hours Anderson spoke with:

○Chad Myers in the CNN Atlanta Weather Center
○Teacher Waynel Mayes, her student Kamden and his mother, Trenda Purcell:

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○ Teacher Janice Brim and her husband Mark:

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○ Governor Mary Fallin and Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis
○ Gary Tuchman reporting on storm shelters
○ Phone interview with Charles Gafford who video recorded the tornado from his storm shelter
○ Joshua Hornsby father of storm victim Jaene Hornsby and her aunt Angela Hornsby:

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○ Dr. Sanjay Gupta who talked of the local hospital and how they weathered the storm
○ John King talked with Anderson about search efforts
○ Barbara Jarrell and her daughter Tiffany Thronesberry talk about Barbara's rescue:

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Anderson Cooper Anchors Newsroom 2-4pmET 05/21/2013


Anderson Cooper was in Moore, Oklahoma and anchored the 2pm to 4pmET edition of CNN's Newsroom.  The first 20 minutes or so were taken up by a live feed of Jodi Arias speaking to the jury at her sentencing hearing.   After a quick break, Anderson was live in Moore.  He opened the broadcast, bringing us up to date on the situation in Moore and spoke to Douglas Sherman who shot video of the tornado and was a volunteer helping in the rescue efforts ~

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And over the course of the broadcast he spoke with:
* Stephanie Elam, CNN, Lifelong residents don't recognize their street
* John King, CNN, Tornado survivors in Moore begin anew
* Frank Keating, Governor of Oklahoma from 1995-2003, EF5 twister hit Oklahoma City suburbs in 1999
* played video from CBS News that showed a survivor finding her dog in the rubble
* Chad Myers, CNN, Weather Service investigating tornado
* Checked back in with John King who spoke with a survivor looking for her dog
* Checked back in with Stephanie Eliam who showed a photo of another survivor's lost dog
* played video from The Oklahoman/NewsOk.com of parent's emotional reunion with school children in the storm's aftermath
* Brian Todd, CNN, Latest on how the rescue efforts are going/rescuers can't find streets, addresses
* Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, Moore Medical Center took a "direct hit"/injuries caused from tornadoes
* Mayor Glenn Lewis, Moore, Oklahoma, Rescue effort continues in Moore
* Checked in with John King again, Cadaver dogs searching buildings
* Spoke with Sewy Boyd, Tornado Survivor, hunkered down in her car when the storm hit ~

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* Tornado stories from survivors in their own words ~

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Anderson signed off saying he would be back with live editions of AC360 at 8pm and 10pm ET

BLOGGER'S COMMENTS:  I truly admire Anderson for his field reporting.  His talents shine covering big, breaking news stories and especially in the field.  A natural disaster of this scale IS the news story of the day and probably for a few days, as it should be.  Before complaining about AC360 concentrating on one big story, stop and ask yourself, "What if the tornado hit you and/or your loved ones."  ~ Wonz.

EXTRAS:
Posted to Twitter by DanielleCNN ~
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