Thursday, February 26, 2015

Anderson Cooper, Bill Weir & Philip Bloom Discuss The Wonder List


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  Not sure if most of the program was taped in advance or someone forgot to turn on the "Live" bug after the first segment.   The program did end with Anderson giving a preview of "The Wonder List With Bill Weir" that will air Sunday night's on CNN.  Anderson sat down with Weir and Bloom to discuss their travel and photography.


Philip Bloom posted the following to social media tonight ~




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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Anderson Cooper Back In NYC


Anderson Cooper was back in the NYC to anchor AC360 on Wednesday night.   He anchored out of CNN's DC Bureau on Tuesday evening.  The following was posted to Instagram on Tuesday night ~

 

From Twitter today ~


And from Fran Townsend on Twitter (she was in the NYC studio with Anderson) ~




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Monday, February 23, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 - The RidicuList: Fake Babies


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio and ended the program with a RidicuList:



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Friday, February 20, 2015

Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen Take Their Show On The Road +


Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen have added two more dates/locations to their AC2 Tour!    Both posted the same picture to their respective Instagram feeds on Thursday with slight comment variations ~

 


And the following photo was posted to Twitter on Wednesday ~

Andy Cohen was on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night and talked about the tour with Jimmy ~





Anderson anchored AC360 from the NYC studio tonight (Friday), despite it being Oscar weekend in LA.  There was no RidicuList but if anyone is interested in the video of Anderson's segment on Rudy Giuliani's comments including discussion with John King and David Gergen, please leave a request in comments.


And today is Gloria Vanderbilt's birthday.  Anderson posted the following to Instagram ~







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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 - The RidicuList: Owl Capone


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio and ended the program with a RidicuList:


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 - The RidicuList: Nailed It!


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio and ended the program with a RidicuList:



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Anderson Cooper Attends Private Memorial Service For Bob Simon


From The New York Daily News:
Top journalists join Bob Simon's family and friends at memorial service 
Anderson Cooper, Malcolm Gladwell, Charlie Rose, Tom Brokaw and former NYPD chief Ray Kelly were among the 100 or so notables spotted at the Metropolitan Opera House Tuesday to pay tribute to the late newsman, who died in a car accident last week.   (Please click on link for full article.)

Anderson remembered Bob Simon in a segment on AC360 last Thursday night saying ~

"There was nothing simple about Bob Simon. Except that he was simply the best. The best writer. The best correspondent. As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote of Gatsby, the best of the "whole damn bunch."

He'd started in Northern Ireland and never seemed to stop. Hurling himself into the breach. Into the pulse. And the pain -- time and time again.

How many plane rides? How many careening cars? How many kisses to loved ones goodbye? How many bullets? How many bombs? How many tragedies and tears?

Bob saw everything with keen, fresh eyes. He died at 73, still curious, still doing the work, boarding the planes, asking the questions, writing the stories and making them sing.

He was a warrior poet, a traveling wordsmith whose voice was shaped by all he'd seen.

Vietnam. Somalia. South Africa. Bosnia. Haiti. Israel. Iraq. Barbarism, brutality, compassion, kindness -- Bob knew it's often intertwined. He bore witness, captured moments and saw details others routinely missed.

He also wrote sentences we had not heard -- showed us stories we had not seen -- and we were lucky he came our way.

For many of us, he was the correspondent we dreamed of being, the writer we wished we were. Not too long ago, he wrote a piece for "60 Minutes" about a choir in Kinshasa. In a place known for poverty, Bob found an ode to joy.

On this sad, senseless day, perhaps it's best to remember that."

Zimbio,com posted several photos of Anderson, below are a few.  Please click on the link to view the entire set.

  





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Anderson Cooper Hosts CNN's Quiz Show - Presidents Edition


On Monday night, February 16th, in honor of President's Day  Anderson Cooper hosted the first ever edition of CNN quiz show.  The program was taped on Friday, February 6th in one of CNN's NYC studios.  Three teams of two CNN anchors competed for money for a charity of their choosing.


Each team competed through a series of different rounds/challenges all having to do with U.S. Presidents in some way shape or form.  Anderson hosted the hour and at one pointed commented, "It's like herding cats!"   Enjoy ~






And the final round to determine the winners!





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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 - The RidicuList: Flush With Cash


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio and ended the program with a RidicuList.



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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Anderson Cooper Interviews David Carr & Remembers Bob Simon


This afternoon Anderson Cooper was interviewed by Vladimir Duthiers of CBSN remembering Bob Simon.  Please click here to watch the interview.   In the interview, Anderson explains why he called Bob Simon a "warrior-poet."



John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair tonight, but Anderson recorded the following remembrance of Bob Simon "before leaving town." ~



Anderson interviewed David Carr yesterday for a segment that aired at the end of the second hour of AC360 last night.


News broke tonight of David Carr's death.   Here's the interview.  ~



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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Anderson Cooper On The Death Of Bob Simon


Anderson Cooper reported on the news of Bob Simon being killed in a car accident in NYC on Wednesday night.


Anderson read Jeff Fager's statement:



Anderson stayed in the studio as Don Lemon's first guest on CNN Tonight:



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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Anderson Cooper Talks To Brian Stelter About Brian Williams


Anderson Cooper had CNN's own Brian Stelter on AC360 to discuss the Brian Williams suspension tonight.   Here's a clip from the segment.


The ATA Team was disappointed that Brian Stelter was a guest on AC360 tonight and also surprised that Anderson brought up Brian Williams reporting from Katrina about the dead body floating outside the Ritz-Carlton again.  Cooper added that he spoke with a NOLA cop today that denied that was possible.  As we posted here last night, Stelter posted the following on Saturday on CNN.com, yet sat at the AC360 desk tonight and never mentioned it.

CNN's own Brian Stelter wrote on cnnmoney.com on Saturday:

Photos turned up Friday showing that there was indeed water surrounding the Ritz-Carlton, where Williams stayed. Individuals who were also in the area at the time have confirmed the flooding. 

Dr. Gregory Henderson, a pathologist who stayed at the Ritz during the storm, told CNNMoney that he recalled waking up the morning after the levees were breached to see floodwaters that were "waist-high." 

"If the question is was there enough water around the Ritz-Carlton for a dead person to float, the answer is yes," Henderson said.

AC360 viewers will remember that Dr. Gregory Henderson was a guest on AC360 during Anderson's Katrina reporting.

The New Orleans Advocate that published the story questioning Williams' claims, updated their site with this report today (Monday):
Katrina photos show water did surround Ritz-Carlton, where Brian Williams stayed


Apparently we aren't the only ones that aren't fans of Stelter's reporting on this topic.  FTVLive posted the following on their website today:  (please click on link to visit their site)

Interesting.... (Updated)February 10, 2015/ Scott Jones

Very interesting....



At last count, CNN Media Critic Brian Stelter had posted 25 stories on CNN's website about the Brian Williams saga.

His appearances across shows talking about Williams are too many to count.

Yet when CNN Anchor Fareed Zakaria was being called out for numerous instances of plagiarism. Stelter wrote nothing about it and gave it about 45 seconds total on air.

Must just be an oversight.

Updated: Brian Stelter seems to have gotten his panties in a bunch over our story and reached out to FTVLive on Twitter.

Stelter said that we made 3 mistakes with the above story. First he says that he is a "Correspondent" and not a "media critic." Now, you must remember, this is CNN we are talking about. The place where a simple car is a "Blizzard Mobile."

Second. Stelter says that he gave Zakaria plagiarism story 3 minutes and 39 seconds and not 45 seconds like we reported. We have not added up all the time he has talked about Brian Williams on the air, but his Sunday show, spent more than a half hour on the story. He has been on the air numerous (we're sure Steleter could tell you exactly how many) times talking about Brian Williams.

He also says that he has written just 10 (although it might be 11 or 12 by now) stories for CNN's website on the BriWi saga and not 25 like we said. Although a search of CNN's websites shows at least 25 entries when you type in Stelter's name.

Stelter tweets:




News for Brian, nobody looks at the bylines except you and your Mom (and maybe some old farts still working in the newspaper industry).

As for the "team of reporters" (by the way, are they not called "Correspondents" as well?) How many of that team including yourself Brian wrote about Zakaria's plagiarism on the CNN website? We asked Brian this on Twitter, he did not answer.

By the way, we would still argue that Zakaria's plagiarism is way worse than Brian Williams puffing up his chest on Letterman.

It certainly deserved more than a couple of minutes....errrrr...3 minutes and 39 secords from Jeff Zucker's water boy.....errrrrrr......I mean "CNN Media Correspondent."

Just saying....



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Anderson Cooper To Host The CNN Quiz Show - President's Edition


Here's the promotion currently airing for the quiz show Anderson is hosting on CNN.  Guess CNN pulls further away from being a "news network" a little more each day?






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Monday, February 09, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 Covers Brian Williams News


Anderson Cooper covered the Brian Williams "news" on AC360.  The segment started with a "fact checking" report by Randi Kaye:


And then a panel discussion followed:



A little "fact checking" of our own shows discrepancies within CNN's reporting.  Randi Kaye brought up some questions about William's Katrina reporting in tonight's AC360 segment.

CNN's own Brian Stelter wrote on cnnmoney.com on Saturday:

Photos turned up Friday showing that there was indeed water surrounding the Ritz-Carlton, where Williams stayed. Individuals who were also in the area at the time have confirmed the flooding. 

Dr. Gregory Henderson, a pathologist who stayed at the Ritz during the storm, told CNNMoney that he recalled waking up the morning after the levees were breached to see floodwaters that were "waist-high." 

"If the question is was there enough water around the Ritz-Carlton for a dead person to float, the answer is yes," Henderson said.

AC360 viewers will remember that Dr. Gregory Henderson was a guest on AC360 during Anderson's Katrina reporting.

The New Orleans Advocate that published the story questioning Williams' claims, updated their site with this report today:
Katrina photos show water did surround Ritz-Carlton, where Brian Williams stayed

Perhaps Anderson, Kaye and the AC360 staff were too busy to fact check their own report?


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Friday, February 06, 2015

Anderson Cooper Channel One News 1993


Anderson Cooper posted a Throw Back Thursday on his Instagram page.  Here's a short video from the time of the photo.



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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Anderson Cooper Interview's Martin Pistorius, Author of Ghost Boy


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio and the Ghost Boy story made the broadcast.   Despite the "Live" bug, this was the interview that was taped on Monday and pictures were posted to Instagram by Pistorius at the time and included in our Monday post.




Anderson posted the following to Instagram today:




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Anderson Cooper's Interview With Dan Burton


Anderson Cooper anchored an extended edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  Despite the two hour time slot, the interview with the author of Ghost Boy did not air as previously planned.  Anderson's interview with Former Congressman Dan Burton about vaccines and autism was edited for the broadcast, but the full interview (as posted on the AC360 website) is below:



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