Anderson Cooper On Reporting From Kiev: ‘Barricades’ and ‘Bottles’ Still At The Ready
The veteran CNN anchor realized Friday night that he had to get to Kiev to cover the unrest now gripping Ukraine. “I was actually in Los Angeles and started reading about it, and we reported on it Friday night on the show, and I started discussing it with my producers,” he said in an interview with Variety. He got on a flight Saturday morning.
From The Hollywood Review on 03/06:
Anderson Cooper on Anchoring From Kiev: 'It's Tense'
"It's what I love about working at CNN, is the opportunity to be on the breaking wave of history," the CNN anchor tells THR.
"It's tense. There's a lot of concern and a lot of uncertainty," Anderson Cooper told The Hollywood Reporter on the phone Wednesday night from Kiev. The CNN anchor has been in Ukraine since Sunday, when he began anchoring Anderson Cooper 360 from the region while also providing updates across the CNN schedule.
From Yahoo! News on 03/06:
Anderson Cooper in Kiev: 'It almost feels like something out of World War II'
Last night you said Kiev is the most extraordinary place you've ever reported from. That's a pretty bold statement coming from someone like you.
I was talking about the square itself. Visually it may be the most extraordinary place we've ever broadcast. You have protesters camping out here. You walk around these huge barricades of corrugated steel, metal and tires. Bottles that were used as Molotov cocktails everywhere. This fog and smoke sitting over the city. It almost feels like something out of World War II. I was in Sarajevo and there was some of that, but here it seems to be constant.
Anderson interviewed Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian opposition leader; the interview never made it on air, but it was posted to AC360's web page.