Thursday, August 07, 2014

Anderson Cooper Covers the Breaking News & Reports on ISIS

There was breaking news tonight and Anderson Cooper was in the anchor chair for AC360 and then back to cover President Obama's remarks.  In the video below Anderson reports on ISIS...

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Jaanza said...

There were just two news stories on Thursday's 360:
- the U.S. humanitarian mission to help religious minorities (Christian and Yazidi) beseiged by ISIS and a possilbe U.S. airstrike against ISIS
- the coming end of the ceasefire in the Israel/Hamas war.

Both stories were covered very well, lots of experts and several angles. In the first segment on ISIS and Iraq Anderson talked to Barbara Starr, Jim Acosta, Jim Sciutto and Ivan Walsh (in Iraq). Next segment had Lt. Col. Rick Francona, Stephen Farrell and Fran Townsend. In the third segment Anderson questioned Bobby Ghosh and Spencer Ackerman to get a better profile of ISIS; where they came from, what they want, what their future will be.

The 72-hour ceasefire in the Israel/Hamas war is due to end Friday morning but negotiations to extend the ceasefire is continuing. Anderson spoke with Mark Regev for the Isarel POV and then Saed Erakat for the Hamas side.

At the end of 360 there was an update on the possible "more aggressive" action against ISIS but I didn't watch all of it.

Regarding Hayes' show, whether it's better or not is totally objective for eaach viewer. Personally, the last segment of Hayes (sub this week) was better than 360 because I was more interested in the topic they covered. Very subjective and I doubt most other ATA members would care but Hayes' sub covered the controversy of the Washington 'Redskins' name. I had to watch because the new news today hits very close to home.
My alma mater, the University of Minnesota, does not want the name 'Redskins' used anywhere on site when the Vikings play the Washington team on November 2. The Vikings, this and next season, are playing their home games at the University of Minnesota football stadium while the Vikings' stadium is being rebuilt.
The University has rules about the use of racist and/or derogatory terms and it does not want the name 'Redskins' on the tickets or promotional material.
However, the Vikings have a contract with the NFL and might be stuck. Another however, even if the Vikings have a contract with the NFL, the University does not.
Hayes' sub might have stated all of that, I don't know, I missed the start and came in when his panel was discussing other NFL name problems.
What are the chances 360 would cover this story?

aries moon said...

Didn't get a chance to watch last night's 360 but just wanted to say that first pic of AC on this post is very nice.