Friday, June 26, 2015

Anderson Cooper on Friday, June 26, 2015


Anderson Cooper tweeted about the SCOTUS decision soon after it was announced today.  He appeared on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer as part of a panel on the ruling:

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And he anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.

AC360 8pmET:
Opening:

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Anderson talks to Jeff Toobin & Andrew Sullivan:

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Anderson spoke with James Obergefell, the plaintiff in the SCOTUS decision:

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Anderson's report on the history of the gay right's movement:

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And a follow up panel:

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AC360 9pmET:
President Obama eulogizes Rev. Pinckney today:

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During tonight's AC360 Anderson referenced a report he did for ABC News about a gay couple.  The date was June 30, 1996.  Here's the report:

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AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast


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5 comments:

aries moon said...

Friday was a momentous day for supporters of marriage equality--I was really hoping that SCOTUS was waiting to announce the same sex marriage decision in order for it to coincide with LGBT pride celebrations but I wasn't totally sure how they'd rule, even though most felt they'd decide in favor of gay marriage nationwide. AC360 went all in on the history making decision and had some wide-ranging discussions with activists. The interview with James Obergefell was very moving and Anderson obviously was clearly moved about the decision and had a lot to say about the sacrifice and struggle to get to this moment in time. AC had tweeted earlier that he'd be broadcasting from The Stonewall Inn but unfortunately that didn't happen--it would've been awesome.

I could've done without any news on the prison break escapees in order to hear more about the marriage ruling and President Obama's remarkable, emotional and powerful eulogy for Clementa Pickney--probably the best speech he's ever given because of the tribute to Pickney and what POTUS said about the scourge of racism, the true meaning of the confederate flag, love, forgiveness, grace and what it means to be an American.

It was quite a week for big news.

CWM84 said...

AC's video of the fight for glbt rights was very moving. I saw some video that I've never seen before, it was quite moving. I was waiting for that moment for when AC would say, "This personally touched me as a gay man" but unlike Don Lemon he stayed professional, not making this about himself but just the anchor of the story and letting others share their stories. Don Lemon is on site high fiving, taking a very bias and personal input every night or when he is on CNN. That's why I say Don Lemon isn't doing Journalism. Don Lemon is a CNN commentator and CNN should change his title as such. Everything is, " as a black man, person of color" we get that Don but that is not a journalist job. Pete Williams is gay, but when he spoke about gay marriage becoming national he didn't come out and give his personal feelings or opinions. So if CNN wants to give Lemon a larger role, take AC Spot... they should really be prepared to lose someone who can report and may have personal feelings but will deliver facts in a way that may have personal meaning but someone more restrained on the contexts of being a journalist. CNN has allowed Lemon to be himself. He is opinionated. He makes everything about race, everything. He has bitterness towards how he grew up in the south. That's understandable but its not journalism but making it all about you. Anyway good show tonight and it would have been better of it was all about the historic 5-4 decision. Obama's speech was the most powerful I've seen by any President. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S EULOGY FOR REVEREND PINCKEY SEALED HIS OWN LEGACY BY MAKING ONE OF THE FINEST TRIBUTES TO A MAN HE DID NOT KNOW WELL, BUT MUCH ADMIRED. THE NINE INNOCENT VICTIMS IN CHARLESTON DID NOT DIE
IN VANE. THE POTUS SPOKE THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WAS HEARD BY MILLIONS. HE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGED THE EIGHT IN HIS OWN MOVING RENDITION OF "AMAZING GRACE".....A MUST SEE BY ALL ON HUFFPOST.

Anonymous said...

PRESIDENT OBAMA GAVE A VERY EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUALLY UPLIFTING EULOGY FOR THE 9 PERSONS WHO WERE
SHOT TO DEATH IN CHARLESTON LAST WEEK. WHAT MADE IT ESPECIALLY ENDEARING IS HIS OWN RENDITION OF 'AMAZING GRACE.'
IT REMINDED US ALL OF WHY WE WERE SO ENCHANTED BY HIS ELOQUENCE WHEN HE FIRST BECAME A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. IT WAS FIRST FEATURED ON THE HUFFPOST WEBSITE AND IS A MUST SEE.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 11:01 If you look on this post, you will see video of the report of President Obama's eulogy, his singing Amazing Grace and a follow up discussion. And FYI, it was not first featured on the Huffington Post website, several networks carried the funeral live, including CNN. Our President gave an amazing speech and the events of the last week remind me why I voted for him, twice.