Thursday, August 20, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, August 20, 2015 + Announcement of Upcoming Katrina Special and Live AC360 From NOLA


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.


Marking the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:


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From NOLA and TVNEWSER:

Anderson Cooper will anchor AC360 from New Orleans on Friday, August 28, marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s Gulf Coast landfall. Category 3 Katrina stormed ashore on the morning of August 29 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

Cooper also traveled to the region for a special airing Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. Katrina: The Storm That Never Stopped revisits survivors of the storm whose daily struggles continue. Cooper also speaks with former officials who reveal that there are still victims of the storm whose remains have yet to be claimed or even identified.

A CNN news release said reporting the special was a "deeply personal journey" for Cooper, who "observes the tenacity of the survivors who continue to struggle every day, grieving for loved ones while trying to rebuild their lives."

FULL PRESS RELEASE from Broadway World:

In advance of the decade anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2005), one of the deadliest and costliest storms to rip through America's Gulf Coast, CNN's Anderson Cooper travels back to the region and learns new information about the people he reported on in the storm's aftermath.

A husband clutching his wife's hand moments before she was swept away; the body of a man lying on top of a car a week after the storm; an elderly woman slumped in her wheelchair, dying as she waits to evacuate; parents and their two sons, drowning in their own home; Cooper tells the victims' stories and explores the lives they lived prior to their tragic deaths. For these survivors, the storm never stopped as they still live their lives in the shadow of Katrina.

Cooper had been in the Gulf Coast when the storm hit, and after the levees breached, remained in the region for several weeks, reporting each night and keeping politicians and law MAKERS honest, while bringing viewers the heartbreaking stories of the storm's survivors. In this deeply personal journey, Cooper observes the tenacity of the survivors who continue to struggle every day, grieving for loved ones while trying to rebuild their lives. Cooper also speaks with former officials who reveal that there are still victims of the storm whose remains have yet to be claimed or even identified.

CNN Special Report KATRINA: THE STORM THAT NEVER STOPPED to air Tuesday, August 25th at 9pmET. Additionally, tune in on Friday, August 28th for live show from New Orleans.


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5 comments:

Jaanza said...

Trump again started 360. There was a new poll to discuss, this one from Florida. Trump's on top ahead of Jeb and Rubio and is a few points ahead of Hillary Clinton in that state's presidential poll. Tom Foreman reported more information about the poll and Ana Navarro, Jeffrey Lord and Frank Bruni were the panel. Navarro said Jeb will prevail and Trump was purely "entertainment". Lord wondered about Scott Walker's "authenticity" and his attitude towards Trump. There was talk of how the immigration angle will play in Florida. At a few points the on-screen title was "Do Democrats Have a Case of Clinton Remorse?" But other than rah-rahing the Trump vs. Clinton poll result, the Democrats feelings weren't really discussed.
At the end of the first segment, Anderson teased there was a "big name" discovered among the members of the hacked Ashley Madison website. Who here didn't already know it was Josh Duggar?

For the second segment, yet another Trump interview. Clips and an interview with that interviewer, Michael Scherer. I didn't watch.

I also didn't watch much of the Jimmy Carter cancer segment and Q&A with Sanjay Gupta. I already watched an excellent segment on Carter earlier on the 'Situation Room'.

Jared Fogle, former Subway spokesman, struck a plea deal in the child porn case. Anderson interviewed Rochelle Herman, a witness who helped with the investigation, and John Walsh. I channelsurfed.

A half-hour after that teaser about Ashley Madison, viewers finally got the report. The Randi Kaye report had details on Josh Duggar's two accounts with that website and didn't downplay the sheer hypocrisy of that guy. At least he admits he's a hypocrite. When Anderson was talking to Kaye I found out something new. Anna Duggar, Josh's wife who made a public statement supporting her hssband when his sexaul molestation of his sisters became public, Anna has been silent about the Ashley Madison "affair".

Fortunately, at the end of the Duggar segment Anderson said a preview/promo of the CNN special on Morton Downey Jr. would be next. I changed the channel and didn't come back. Hayes was discussing the latest Duggar scandal with Dan Savage and it was a great talk.

Instead of the second segment all about Trump, Anderson could have reported on Putin saber-rattling again, the latest death-by-cop and protests in St. Louis, Hurricane Danny or made time to talk to someone like Dan Savage about Josh Duggar. I've had enough of the overblown Trump coverage. Somehow everybody else can't get enough and that's the feedback Anderson is getting. I'll pine for the fjords and for the days long past when Anderson used to make fun of Trump. Those were the days.

ATA, thanks for the info on Anderson's upcoming special on the 10th anniversary of Katrina. I just have one quibble with the press release from Broadway World. It states "Cooper had been in the Gulf Coast when the storm hit..." Not exactly. Anderson was on vacation in Croatia, scrambled to get back to the U.S. and was in Baton Rouge when Katrina hit. He wanted to be on the coast but circumstances prevented doing that.
Quibble aside, I'm looking forward to the Katrina special

aries moon said...

That interview with the Time magazine writer was Trump fawning overload, gag-inducing. 360 didn't think it was newsworthy that a couple of Trump supporters beat up a Hispanic man in Boston--said they were inspired by him--Trump could barely work up any genuine empathy and said that his supporters are "passionate". More like brainless racist thugs. Apparently 360 is only going to report on Trump in a positive way while they continue to go after Hillary Clinton with both barrels. I'm not a big Hillary fan, but I know obvious bias and double standards when I see them.

Unlike Anderson, I don't feel sorry for Josh Duggar's wife, she knew he was a sick man for a long time but continued to support him. That entire family are nothing but judgmental hypocrites.

Rachel Maddow did an interesting report on how lousy a candidate Jeb Bush has been so far--constant gaffes that need to be walked back and zero charisma. Someone in that dark club of Republican billionaire donors has wasted a ton of money on Jeb.

CWM84 said...

I don't get AC. He feels bad for Duggars wife who stood by him when he molested his siblings. Now she will probably stand by him now. She is not independent she probably believes "The Lord" Will heal her husband. And "God" will be closer to them because of his sins. These people are nut jobs and hypocrites. AC continues to promote Trump... even joking he could tame a bald eagle. Clinton continues to be attacked relentlessly by the media and gop... they are trying to wipe her out... and make the path for gop easier to white house. AC is a Republican. He never gets this excited for a democrat. I hope Ben is a U.S citizen and came here legally otherwise Trump wants him out! The bias on 360 is appalling. Bring them over to fox. I'm not a big Clinton fan. Both of them. I dislike Bill more than Hilary. Bill's anti gay policies pushup back gay rights for two decades. Never will he be forgive for his dadt and DOMA discriminatory polices. Hilary just seems disingenuous to me. I don't believe she believes a lot in what she says. To me she doesn't lead enough but sit back and wait for others to lead then take a position. That being said, her coverage should be equally good and bad. Not just attacked all day. That's not fair reporting. She still leads against all dem contenders and Gop contenders something media and 360 not pointing out. Its all about gop and how they can when. AC is a Republican. His pockets trump social issues. And he probably could careless about planned parenthood and women's choices.

Anonymous said...

I watched the segment on the TIME magazine interview to see if Anderson asked about Trump's challenge to CNN to pay him $10 Million to appear in their debate. (Trump claims the money would be donated to charity, but that CNN should pay him to appear because of the ratings he will generate for them.) Funny, but neither Anderson or the TIME magazine person that did the interview mentioned that part of the article.

Also not mentioned on AC360 when touting poll numbers was that "Deez Nuts" polled at 9% -- yes, "Deez Nuts" is registered with the Federal Election Commission (by a teenager in Iowa) and was part of polling. IMO polling information is useless unless you break down and give full disclosure of the demographics of those polled.

AC360 is fully in support of Trump and I'm sure it's primarily ratings driven. Anderson seemed to be aware of the ratings Trump coverage was generating for AC360 given his mention of such last night. They certainly need to drop the "fair and balanced" reporting and "bringing you all sides of the story" from the description of AC360. Even the Conservatives realize that CNN is leaning strongly Conservative/Republican these days. They wouldn't be investing their advertising dollars to a channel/program that didn't fit their demographic. All the Koch, Anti Iran Deal, etc. commercials tell you that CNN has sold out these days. Anderson has certainly become a company man. He seems to now be the blow dried anchor that he previously claimed to hate and that makes me sad.

Anonymous said...

HBO'S BILL MAHER HAD A FUNNY LINE ABOUT JEB BUSH IN HIS MONOLOGUE. HE SAID HE WAS "VERY SMART,"
FOR A BUSH.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE ACTUALLY LISTENED TO A TRUMP SPEECH IN ALABAMA, OF ALL PLACES.
IS IT ME, OR IS TRUMP BEGINNING TO SOUND A LOT LIKE SARAH PALIN? FORGET THAT HE'S A SMART INVESTOR AND JUST LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAYS....ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, NO PLAN OF ACTION EXCEPT THAT HE WILL
MAKE EVERYTHING GREAT. BUT HOW??? AND NOTHING HE SAYS IS COHESIVE OR REMOTELY CONNECTED TO THE
SUBJECT MATTER. HE SPOKE TO THE CROWD AS THOUGH HE WAS SITTING AROUND A CONFERENCE TABLE JUST CHATTING IDLY. "I'LL BE A GREAT...HIS FAVORITE WORD IT SEEMS, "BUSINESS MAN." I KNOW HOW HOW TO MAKE DEALS.
WELL, I KNOW HOW TO PLAY MONOPOLY TOO, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE ME A "GREAT" INVESTOR, MR TRUMP.
IT WAS REALLY SCARY TO HEAR HIM. IF I CLOSED MY EYES AND LISTENED ANY LONGER I COULD SWEAR I WAS LISTENING TO AN INSTALLMENT OF THE APPRENTICE, WHICH IN REALITY, IS HIS ONLY QUALIFICATION FOR SPEAKING TO A CROWD. YES, HE'S THE NEW GOP, SARAH PALIN AND LET'S NOT FORGET HOW SHE WAS GETTING
THOUSANDS TO LISTEN TO HER NONSENSE.....UNTIL EVERYONE REALIZED SHE COULDN'T FIND RUSSIA ON A MAP.