Thursday, August 13, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, August 13, 2015


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio on Thursday night.  He ended the program with the airing of a short sit down he had with Henry Winkler about "The Seventies":

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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

Joe Biden possibly running for President was the lead story on Thursday. James Smith, Ana-Malika Henderson and Jeff Zeleny made up the panel. I thought Anderson's first question to them was dumb, "Is it too late..." for Biden to get into the race? This after so many panelists and Anderson himself have stated how early it is in the campaign and how drastically things could change until the election. Also, it's 171 days until the Iowa primaries. Plenty of time.

I missed the start of Jeff Zeleny's report on Jeb Bush but was glad to see Jeb's remarks on the Iraq War scrutinized. Jeb has no concrete answers on what he'll do with Iraq or Iran if he's elected President. Jeb said Obama and Hillary Clinton "abandoned" Iraq; a comment that definitely needs to be fact-checked. The panel was David Gergen, Ana Navarro and Paul Begala. They talked about candidates talking about the past instead of the future, Iraq as a campaign issue, ISIS, the legacy of the war and how Trump and/or the Democrats could use this issue. I totally loved Begala's comments and that he was given equal time; he said Jeb "got history completely wrong" and stated why (including stating the 2012 U.S. troop pull-out from Iraq was a deal made by Dubya in 2008).

Do we have Rand Paul to thank for another Randi Kaye fluff piece on the Trump family? Recently Paul made a comment that the Trump kids "...never worked at Pizza Hut...". Besides that clip, this segment had a sweet positive look at all five Trump kids. Thanks a bunch, Randy.
However, at least there was only one Trump segment today.

Next was a report on the Chinese port explosion. Anderson said earlier it would be LIVE but curiously, while he was talking to Bill Ripley, the LIVE icon was not there. The second half of this segment was a talk with Jim Sciutto on whether ISIS was using chemical weapons.

Drew Griffin's latest report was on Federal Air Marshals not getting enough sleep. I didn't watch.

It's fantastic Anderson got to talk to Henry Winkler, one of his favorite celebrities when he was growing up. However, I found Hayes' report on anger and outrage over publicly funded stadiums for millionaire sports teams owners more interesting.

I really like the screengrab photo of Anderson on today's post; he looks like he's just about to tell a sly joke.

aries moon said...

Ana Navarro got schooled by David Gergen, Paul Begala and Anderson about Jeb Bush's decision to revisit the disastrous Iraq war during his campaign--bad idea, he should just stop now.

Anderson still seemed a little smitten with Henry Winkler, he really had quite a crush on The Fonz--I guess lots of folks did then.

CWM84 said...

Was glad to see a more balanced show last night. Plenty of Trump coverage but more Jeb. And glad to see more dem coverage. I like Joe Biden. He has a interesting personality and has endure so much lost. I don't think he should run because I'm not sure he would win. But I have respect for him and sincere sympathy for his lost. He's had to bury 3 of his kids. I'm not a parent and will never understand the pain but I am a son and know that my parents and siblings love me. Jeb Bush is sounding more hawkish now... he may need to appear more conservative if he wants to comeback in the polls. I notice AC is still ignoring the message of the dems. They ignore Sanders message and Clinton's of more equality. I understand in their mind sanders and clinton maybe a threat to their networks capitalism. Trump and Gop get to spew all of their views all day on the network but dems message is ignored. CNN, 360 has turned basically into a gop show. Winkler seems like a good sport. AC is was such a big fan of the show. Winkler public persona seems to be of a good person. I don't know him personally but he seems nice.

Anonymous said...

IT IS A SHAME THAT BIDEN'S AGE, 72, IS AGAINST HIM. HIS CHANCES ARE GOOD FOR BECOMING THE NEXT
PRESIDENT....AS GOOD AS CLINTON'S OR BETTER. BUT THEN AGAIN HIS ASSOCIATION WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA
WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY BE UNPOPULAR WITH THE GOP.
AND MAYBE IT'S JUST ME, BUT IN RECENT PIX OF TRUMP, HE'S BEGINNING TO LOOK TIRED. HIS HAIR IS FRAYING AROUND THE EDGES AND HIS FACE IS DRAWN.
CAMPAIGNING IS HECTIC, HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE. HE'LL CERTAINLY COME OUT OF THIS WITH A BIT MORE
RESPECT FOR POLITICIANS AND THEIR EFFORTS. WE CAN ONLY HOPE.
ALL PRESIDENTS AGE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, AND TRUMP SEEMS TO BE AGING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES.