Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Anderson Cooper 360, Tuesday 3/11/14

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Jaanza said...

Again a great deal on Malaysia flight 370, however it's been slow news, or at least not as dramatic, on other fronts. The situation hasn't changed much in Ukraine and Congress is plodding along as per usual.

In the first segment Anderson and Jim Sciutto gave the new news about the plane changing course, the identity of the stolen passport guys and other details. Then a really smart panel with three new guys - Peter Goelz, David Gallo, Shaun Henry - who covered the transponder, the Strait of Malacca location & geography, speculations on terrorism and catastrophes.

In the next segment, Pamela Brown's report covered many of the same speculations; specifically covering some of the theories floating on the internet. Anderson talked to a guy about information coming from the Malaysian airlines and government and the frustration of the families of those missing. Anderson said the guy's name but unless it's an incredibly simple 'Bob Smith' type of name, I can't remember it until it's on screen and I can make a note of it. This guy's name was never on the screen.

Randi Kaye had a report on earlier airplane crashes and those investigations. Anderson discussed this further with John Hansman.

For Tuesday's segment on the Oscar Pistorius trial, Anderson talked to Jeffrey Toobin and Lawrence Kobilinsky. Maybe simply because it was a calmer discussion it also felt more intelligent.

Thanks to Sanjay Gupta, the segment highlighting 'Weed 2' felt more like legitimate news on medical marijuana and the legalities involved instead of a promotion of the program coming up at 10 PM.

At the end of the show Anderson wrapped up with a look at some of 'The Missing', a look at a few of the names and the faces and the families waiting. It was nicely done, of course, but I was hoping for a Bulletin. There was a bit of other news today, such at that special election in one of Florida's congressional districts, that could have been mentioned.

Thanks again to ATA for fixing my post yesterday!