Friday, July 24, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, July 24, 2015

Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  The program covered all the news from the theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana.  In one segment Anderson spoke with Dave Cullen, the author of Columbine:

And the last segment of the evening remembered the victims:

From Twitter today:

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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Jaanza said...

Friday's 360 was entirely on the movie theater shooting in Lafayette LA. Here's a rundown of what I saw:

- an overview account of what happened, report from Ryan Nobles, phone interview with Colonel Mike Edmonson and report from Drew Griffin focusing on the shooter and the gun
- an electronic/computer imaging look at the route from the shooter's motel to the theatre and floorplan of the theatre building thanks to Tom Foreman; a survivor/witness interview with Emily Mann along with a couple comments from her dad Randall.
- panel with Dr. Drew Pinsky and criminologist James Alan Fox
- mention of the two teachers who alerted the authorities, a Randi Kaye report on a police training video on what to do if you find yourself in a mass shooting and Anderson's interview with 'Columbine' author Steve Cullen.
- remembering the victims Mayci Breaux and Jilian Johnson and a phone interview with Johnson friend Christiann Mader.

No Trump, no politics anywhere to be seen. I'm not surprised the whole hour was on Lafayette; The first day of a tragedy like this, Anderson often devotes the entire show to covering it. For comparison's sake, Hayes opening segment was on Lafayette but he also covered the Senate hearings on the Iran nuclear deal and an excellent segment on Medicare, ACA and medical costs.

Cute photo from Twitter. Poor Anderson looks like 'What'd I do?' You didn't do anything, Anderson, kids have a phase where they just don't like strangers.

CWM84 said...

I wished AC360, CNN was under a knew direction this network has turned into a populist, social media, sensationalist, clown buffoonery! At one time I just knew you could turn on CNN and get news, unbiased, no political agenda news. It was supposed to be a middle ground between ultra liberal msnbc and ultra moronic conservative fox. This network has seemed to lost focus. AC maybe feel he can't do better some place else... but his range is being underused right now. Sad thing is AC seems content with it now. His hungry days for reporting since early years has diminished. Now he just sits in a studio and talks over a poor show which continually misses stories and content on purpose. Its either crime or Trump. That's what you get when you watch now days. I wished I could rewind to 2006-2010 sometimes... for this show.