Thursday, December 04, 2014

Anderson Cooper Reports ON NY Grand Jury Decision & Resulting Protests

Anderson Cooper was in the anchor chair on Wednesday and Thursday with expanded editions of AC360 to cover all the details on the NY Grand Jury decision, the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NY Police and the resulting protests in NYC and other cities.

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AC360 Transcript
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1 comment:

Jaanza said...

Once again I was a couple minutes late and once again 360 was a one-topic show. That's okay. The decision not to indict Officer Pantaleo for Eric Garner's death is still a big story.

When I got to the show Anderson was talking reporters at different protests in NYC starting with Chris Cuomo at ???, followed by Deborah Feyerick at the West Side Highway/14th Street and then Brooke Baldwin near the Brooklyn Bridge. Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin discussed the protests, their message or agenda, the federal investigation and a possible civil lawsuit.

The second segment started with a Randi Kaye report comparing the video to Pantaleo's testimony to the grand jury. For analysis, Anderson talked to Mark O'Mara, Sunny Hostin and Jerry Houck. Houck is a former NYPD and he had several favorable comments for Pantalleo, "…the video is misleading…" and agreeing that if a guy can say he can't breathe, you can go right ahead and think he can breathe without any difficulty at all.

Chris Cuomo checked in with an update on the protest at the South Ferry Terminal. After that Anderson brought up police brutality / police-caused death lawsuits and settlements. He interviewed Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, about this topic.

I channel surfed during the commercial break and missed quite a bit of Anderson's interview with two of Garner's daughters and attorney Jonathan Moore.

And finally:
-360 had a second hour, not the advertised Anthony Bourdain repeat.
- Hayes reported from somewhere outside in NYC, didn't catch exactly where.
= Both 360 and Hayes mentioned protests in other cities but neither listed Minneapolis as one of them. It was a march up interstate 35W from Lake Street to downtown and City Hall where they went to the offices of every city council member to state their message. There were about 200 protesters and the police let the march happen, all seemed orderly, no arrests and by 5 pm (CST) everybody went home.