Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 tonight.
At 1PM ET today he moderated a Live Webcast for the CNN Film: Dinosaur 13. Excerpts from the press release are below and then video of the webcast.
CNN Films Launches DINOSAUR 13: A Live Webcast for Schools – hosted by Scholastic Teachers Can Register Now for the Live CNN Films: DINOSAUR 13 Webcast with CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, to be Held December 5, 2014 at 1:00pmET
When a team of paleontologists near Faith, South Dakota, began collecting the bones of a dinosaur in August of 1990, they were surprised to find that they’d stumbled upon a rarity: a virtually complete, articulated skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex. CNN Films and Lionsgate will air a documentary about the discovery and the subsequent controversy surrounding it on CNN on December 11 at 9 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET. To provide context and provoke classroom discourse about the DINOSAUR 13 documentary before the telecast, CNN Films is presenting a live webcast for high school students on December 5 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Teachers can register for the DINOSAUR 13: A LIVE WEBCAST, to be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and hosted by Scholastic, at www.scholastic.com/dinosaur13.
The “DINOSAUR 13: A LIVE WEBCAST” will feature an in-depth panel discussion of fossil hunting and the “Sue” Tyrannosaurus rex discovery with paleontologist Peter Larson, the film’s director, Todd Miller and National Park Service paleontologist Vincent Santucci.
“We all grow up fascinated by dinosaurs and I still am, so I’m really excited to be a part of this webcast,” said Cooper, “I hope this film inspires kids everywhere to explore and learn about the world around them.”