Friday, August 28, 2015

Anderson Cooper Anchors AC360 Live from NOLA on Friday, August 28, 2015

Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 live from NOLA on the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and opened the program with an overview report:

Anderson spoke with Douglas Brinkley and General Honoree:

Next up was a report from Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Charity Hospital and then a follow up discussion with Anderson:

Michael "Heck of a job Brownie" Brown was pointing fingers in a Politico article today and Anderson had a  KTH segment:

We learned that Herbert Gettridge passed away last year and then Anderson spoke with Ivor van Heerden and Mark Schleifstein about the rebuilt levees and would they hold next time...:

Gary Tuchman had a follow up report on Russell Gore who lost his wife during Katrina and then talked to Anderson about how he ran into Mr. Gore in the French Market on vacation.  And Anderson ended the program with some music by Washboard Chaz:

Anderson talked to Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room prior to anchoring AC360:

From social media today:

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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CWM84 said...

I hate to see this but I thought the show was kinda lacking. Would have liked to see more updates, more shotd of AC going to neighborhoods, spots where he was doing certain reports from ten years ago. I would have like better guest too. Idk I feel this was not done well especially on the rebuilding or people who have helped rebuild. Show wasn't done well. I feel the old producers are gone from 360. Ac held his own. He was engaged. The content and stories were just lacking. 5 years ago they did a much better follow up than this show.

Jaanza said...

I enjoyed watching Friday's 360 from New Orleans. Although I would have tweaked a few thiings, overall it was a good look at the city and I'm glad the whole hour was devoted to Katrina - no politics, no Trump. ATA has the rudown of the show and clips.

CWM84, which guests did't you like? Personally, I liked hearing from Douglas Brinkley; I have his book "The Great Deluge" and it's a terrific read. Lt. Gen. Russell Honore was okay. Later Anderson talked to Mr. Van Heerden (?) and Mike Schiefuen (?). It was a great discussion and I know I got their names wrong but what do you expect when 360 shows the names in fine print below the on-screen title and then shows them for only a nanoscond. Oddly, this treatment of guests names is not uniform across CNN. On Don Lemon's show, names are shown in a bigger font and in the center of the screen.

I would have liked some coverage of Katrina and the Mississippi coast. I also saw parts of Hayes' segment on Katrina. He had better maps. There should be more geography in the nwes. A news reporter and cameraman shot in Roanoke VA? Show a map of the U.S. and zoom in on Roanoke. Trump's speaking in Dubuque IA? Get the map and zoom in on Duduque. There's a reason too many people can't find the U.S. on a map. They didn't pay enough attention in school but news programs can help fix that. How many 360 viewers know Lake Pontchartaini borders New Orleans north side?

Following 360, according to my cable schedule info button, was a repeat of Anderson's "Katrina: The Storm That Never Stopped". Nope, Don Lemon instead. I'm not sure when I'll get to the better computer to watch all of ATAs videos from that show. Hopefully, CNN will repeat it this weekend.

aries moon said...

The special could've been a bit better, but I was happy to see AC back in NOLA talking about Katrina and talking to some of the people who went through the storm. I thought the Katrina special that aired Thursday was well done. And there was NO Trump.

Anonymous said...

I hated that Mr Gettrige had passed, but was glad Anderson mentioned him.
I thought both specials were great and they did a good job of talking to people that they had interviewd before.

CWM84 said...

The storm that never stopped was much better than last nights show. Too me friday was too much chatter and not enough pictures and field reports. I would have liked AC to had been with a live crowd and talking to people helping to rebuild. It was just lacking to me. Thursdays special was vintage 360. Real, authentic with unfiltered sadness.