Friday, August 14, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, August 14, 2015


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio on Friday night.  Much of the hour was devoted to the 2016 political primary races.

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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

I was about 3 minutes late to Friday's 360. When I got there, there was live coverage of a Trump speech in New Hampshire. It went on and on and on. Not sure when 360 started broadcasting Trump's speech but there was at least 6 minutes of him talking. Over at Hayes the same speech was shown on part of the screen but not the audio; instead a pundit was talking.

At the start of the second segment, Hillary Clinton's speech from Iowa was shown but only about 3 minutes. Anderson started a panel with Jeffrey Lord, James Pindell and ? (was that Amanda Carpenter or Maria Cordona?). I saw only bits and pieces of the panel, was out channelsurfing the rest of the time.

Next was a segment titled "Fair Politics", not about politics being civil and impartial but about politicians at the Iowa State Fair. After a short report from Jeff Zeleny, he joined the panel with Gloria Borger and Mark Preston. Instead I watched Hayes' segment on GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson and his past use of fetal tissue in medical research. This was one of those topics I felt Anderson wouldn't cover.

The U.S. Embassy has opened again in Cuba after 54 years. Anderson talked to Jake Tapper, on location in Havana, about it. There was a Bulletin at the end of this segment.

Last on the show was a report on Baby Doe, the little girl found dead on the shore of the Boston Harbor a couple months ago. Randi Kaye reported on the latest news in the investigation and then Anderson talked to Lawrence Koblinsky.

The FCC's "Equal Time" rule has been dead for a while. Although 360 is totally allowed to show more than twice as much of Trump's speech than Hillary Clinton's speech, it still ticked me off.

aries moon said...

Of course Trump speaking live got more coverage than Hillary--I had to mute him.

Didn't care for Jake Tapper and Anderson trying to diminish the significance of the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba--anything the Obama Administration has a hand in seems to bring out Tapper and AC's snide, dismissive attitudes and they always have to find some way to cast doubt and minimize President Obama's achievements. POTUS and SoS Kerry have done a great job in bringing about this history making event. Doubt Trump could ever accomplish this.

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