Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Anderson Cooper Live From Baltimore on Tuesday, March 28, 2015


Anderson Cooper cancelled a previously scheduled speaking engagement to travel to Baltimore for CNN.  He first appeared on The Lead with Jake Tapper...


... anchored two live hours of AC360 and


... stayed on for a few minutes to talk to Don Lemon on CNN Tonight.   Please check back tomorrow as we will be posting some video of Anderson's interviews.


A few photos posted to Twitter today ~









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9 comments:

Jaanza said...

Yesterday I predicted Monday's 360 would be entirely on Baltimore and implied that wouldn't be such a good idea. After seeing Tapper and Blitzer cover the city (excluding all other news) I thought (perhaps naively hoped) that Baltimore would calm down and there'd be nothing new to say by the time 360 was broadcast. Well, things turned out way differently, to such an extreme that Anderson traveled there for Tuesday's 360.

All the coverage of Baltimore was very good. This is what I saw:
- introduction/overview of the situation in Baltimore with reports from Jason Carroll, Miguel Marquez and Chris Cuomo elsewhere in the city
- a clip of Balitmore City Council member Brandon Scott "stand up for your neighborhood", Anderson's interview with Scott then a panel with Sunny Hostin, Van Jones, Neill Franklin and Harry Houck
- a clip of ? interviewing Robert Valentine (Viet vet standing up to rioters) from last night (and labelled LIVE) and now Anderson interviewing Valentine
- Anderson's Q&A with William Murphy Jr, attorney for Freddie Gray's family
- Anderson interviewed a local Baltimore man
- in the commercial break, there was one for 'CNN - Go There' completely made with scenes from Baltimore
- at the start of the second hour Anderson again gave an overview as did Jason Carroll, Brian Todd and Miguel Marquez from their locations; Anderson again talked to attorney Murphy.

I didn't watch the rest, it got too redundant. I wished Anderson would have taken a segment (five to seven minutes) to report on other news of the day. News like SCOTUS hearing the opening oral argumets in Obergefell vs. Hodges (very important for the future of gay marriage), the Nigerian girls and woman freed from terrorist camps or any other news. Maybe even a segment on the Baltimoreans who worked to clean up debris from the looting and vandalism of the past couple nights.
However, Hayes was also in Baltimore and also didn't cover any non-Baltimore news.

Thanks ATA, for the photos today. I especially like the first Twitter photo; Anderson looks like he means business.

Anonymous said...

HURREY TO THE MOM WHO SLAPPED HER KID SILLY IN PUBLIC FOR TAKING PART IN THE
RIOTING IN BALTIMORE.
IF MORE BLACK PARENTS FELT THIS WAY, THERE WOULD BE NO NEED TO RIOT AND THERE WOULD
AUTOMATICALLY BE 'JUSTICE FOR ALL.'
AND CNN, SHAME ON YOU FOR THE TOTAL LACK OF COVERAGE ON NAPAL'S EARTHQUAKE!

Anonymous said...

I SUPPORT ERIN BURNETT'S USE OF THE WORD
'THUG' OR CRIMINAL WHEN YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL, OR ANY RACE
OF PEOPLE.
IF THE POTUS CAN JUSTIFY THE USE OF THIS
WORD, THAN SO CAN ERIN BURNETT.
PERIOD. AS THE SAYING GOES; MAN UP AND
ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

aries moon said...

The rioters were not the thugs, the thugs were the cops who severed Freddie Gray's spine and KILLED him. The corrupt/racist cops targeting black people in Ferguson are thugs. The cop who shot an African American man in the back as he ran from him is a thug. George Zimmerman is a thug. The people protesting and who are sick and tired of young black unarmed men who are shot down and murdered by the cops who are supposed to serve and protect the community and not terrorize it are not thugs. Until the police are held accountable for the deaths of these African-American men (and women) these protests (or riots) are going to continue. The protests have been largely peaceful and multi-cultural because it has become clear law enforcement is out of control and believes it can get away with murder when it comes to African-Americans because so many have done just that. Slapping kids "silly" is not going to change the systemic and institutionalized racism that plagues the criminal justice system and treats black people unfairly. President Obama may have used that term (wrongly in my view) but he also spoke about the real cause for the riots and how appalling it is for people to care more about property being destroyed than an entire group of people being destroyed by cops for no reason. THAT is why these protests/riots are happening. Has Erin Burnett ever called white kids who riot because of the outcome of sporting events 'thugs'? Doubt it. One of the activists in Baltimore told the truth when he said to Burnett that 'thug' is basically a cover for those folks who want to call blacks the "N-word" but can't.

It's time that COPS "man up and accept responsibility for THEIR actions" that have resulted in the unjustifiable deaths men and women in the black community. When people continuously feel that their voices are not heard, their concerns are not addressed or validated and their lives not valuable, it should come as no surprise that they may reach a point where they act out.

No one condones violence but to get outraged about how people are reacting to being treated unfairly under the justice system and being killed because of the color of their skin instead of looking at WHY they are so angry and frustrated is part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

"AN ENTIRE GROUP OF PEOPLE BEING DESTROYED BY COPS FOR NO REASON."
THE ECONOMICS OF THIS SITUATION IS THAT
NO BUSINESS WILL WANT TO BE PLAGUED BY SENSELESS VIOLENCE OF AN URBAN CULTURE AND BE
BRANDED, AND FORCED TO DO BUSINESS ELSE WHERE CREATING A DOUBLE NEGATIVE OF LIABILITY IN URBAN COMMUNITIES.
THOSE 'FRUSTRATED' YOUNG PEOPLE MUST LEARN HOW TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES CIVILLY
WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE SYSTEM OR THEY WILL NEVER BE HEARD.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, IN ANY RACE, NO MATTER THE TERMINOLOGY.

Anonymous said...

ERIN BURNETT SAID SHE WOULD CALL HER CHILD
A THUG IF HE/SHE CHOSE VIOLENCE OVER RATIONAL
BEHAVIOR, BUT CNN CUT HER OFF.
HAVING GROWN UP IN THE SIXTIES, HISTORY
REPEATS ITSELF, ESPECIALLY WHEN OPPORTUNITY IS ABUNDANT, BUT RESPONSIBILITY AND DILIGENCE IS OFTEN LACKING IN THE AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURE.
THE POLICE ARE A SYMPTOM, AS IN AN ILLNESS, NOT THE PROBLEM.

aries moon said...

Opportunity may be abundant for some segments of society but others are left behind and sometimes civil disobedience (which has been long a part of this nation's history) is the only way to get marginalized voices heard. Once again, no one is saying violence is the best way to go, but it is understandable when problems continue to be ignored or dismissed.

Perhaps if you want to traffic in stereotypes and take them to heart, you WOULD think that African-Americans are "lacking in responsibility and diligence" but that is not even remotely true. Here's a stereotype for you--I wonder what those legions of young white men who have been responsible for mass killings of adults and children were lacking in?

PROPERTY may have been damaged because of the anger and frustration of African-Americans fed up with rampant killings of unarmed men, women and children by those in authority, but property can be rebuilt, even though it make take a long time--Freddie Gray and the victims of mass shooting violence can never come back.

Anonymous said...

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE
CARE OF THOSE WHO WERE DENIED
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY UNDER THE LAW.
WHILE AFRO-AMERICAN WOMEN TOOK ADVANTAGE
OF THIS ACTION, BLACK MEN DID NOT ADVANCE
TO THE SAME DEGREE, AS IS EVIDENT IN THE COLLEGE ENROLLMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
YES, THE NRA HAS ENGULFED A HUGE PORTION
OF THOSE DISENFRANCHISED 'WHITE GUYS'IN
THE EXPLOSION OF THE GUN CULTURE THAT PLAGUES THIS NATION, AND IT IS NOT JUSTIFIED. BUT THEN WE ARE NOW SPEAKING OF THE GUN LOBBY, WHICH OUR POTUS HAS DONE NOTHING ABOUT.

Anonymous said...

ACCORDING TO HUFFPOST, NONE OF THE OFFICERS IN THE VAN WILL
RECEIVE A SENTENCE BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF
"INTENT," AND THEY WILL NOT BE CHARGED
SHOULD THIS CASE GO BEFORE A JURY.
THIS PROSECUTOR WAS TOO QUICK TO PASS
JUDGEMENT AND THE CHARGES WILL NOT STICK.
IT WILL BE TOUGH TO PROVE THAT THE DRIVER
'WILLFULLY' MURDERED MR.GRAY.
IT IS DOUBTFUL THAT ANY OF THE OFFICERS
WERE 'NEGLIGENT'BECAUSE OF MR. GRAY'S
RACE.