Monday, September 21, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, September 21, 2015 + Anderson Dances With Madonna & Is A Guest on Radio Andy


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio on Monday night.  During the second hour there was a political segment that included Paul Begala on the panel:

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and ended the program with a RidicuList:

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A behind the scenes photo of Anderson today:




Twitter blew up Saturday night with the news that Anderson danced on stage with Madonna at her concert on Saturday night.  He posted the following photos to his Instagram account:
 

 

 

We found video on YouTube!  (There are several video versions, but this one seemed to include the moment Anderson first went on stage until the end.)

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And Kelly Ripa gave a background report on Live with Kelly and Michael this morning:

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Anderson also was a guest of Andy Cohen on Sirius XM Radio Andy:




AC360 Transcript
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8 comments:

Jaanza said...

As long as FOX is showing new episodes of "Gotham" on Mondays, I won't be able to see the first hour of 360. I saw a bit of the first segment of the second hour, the part with John King with the poll numbers (very much appreciated King having both Republican and Democratic polls). However, I switched to Maddow and watched her take on Gov. Walker "suspending" his campaign so I missed the panel. Thanks, ATA, for posting it here.
"I lead by leaving"? Okay, Scottie, if that's how you want to spin it.
I'm glad Begala mentioned the Koch brothers. I'd love to see a 360 segment on how the Kochs try to pull the strings in political campaigns. I was surprised to hear Ana Navarro say, regrading the 'Is Obama a Muslim?' issue, "Let it die." and talk about the issues. it's a terrific idea but i don't think the GOP candidates will do that.

Channel surfing between 360, Maddow and football, the next thing I aaw on 360 was a report on Bowe Bergdahl. I didn't stay for this. Later was Anderson's interview with Jimmy Hatch, the wounded veteran who helped rescue Bergdahl. This interview was first broadcast ten days ago. Seeing it repeated now made me believe Anderson WANTED me to watch Maddow and football. "Jaanza, I'll just throw on a repeat segment so you can watch Rachel and the game."
So I did.

What's the most ridiculous thing about the Ridiculist? Mike getting money instead of chicken wings? Mike returning the money? Anyone at all freely choosing Dominos? Dominos sucks, fit only for subway rats.

aries moon said...

When it comes to law enforcement and the military, AC's personal feelings are clear, even though he wants to be seen as a neutral, unbiased reporter. It's obvious that he strongly backs the guys who rescued Bowe Bergdahl but is not to thrilled with Bergdahl himself and will probably be disappointed if Bergdahl doesn't get the book thrown at him. On MSNBC, Lawrence O'Donnell had a more sympathetic view of Bergdahl and what he went through and he tried to debunk some of the accounts by people critical of Bergdahl's actions. Anderson made a point to make a statement about the sources 360 used for the Bergdahl rescue report--it's a controversial subject with varying opinions all around.

AC also talked to the son of the police officer who was killed in Illinois--investigators are looking into the possibility that the officer committed suicide--I think AC wanted the son on the show because he knew he'd say it was definitely not suicide. AC has a lot of admiration for cops and it may have bothered him that the suicide angle has been thrown in by investigators and wanted viewers to hear directly from a family member about the officer's state of mind. AC has said in the past that it is not always evident if someone is suicidal--more facts need to come out about this case.

I guess being on stage with Madonna was a huge thrill for Anderson but once you enter her world, you do what SHE wants and she doesn't care about your reputation as a buttoned up newsman. She makes the rules. Ok, I suppose because AC is sort of friendly with Madonna, she didn't just randomly choose him to come on stage and that he already knew what was going to happen if he became her UAB for the night--so I guess he agreed to it all. AC still can be a little surprising sometimes. I thought it was all in good fun, but there are probably some who think he sullied his reputation by messing around with Madonna like that.

aries moon said...

Ok, nevermind what I said about AC and Madonna. It was NOT planned. I should've watched the video first!

CWM84 said...

His reputation has been sullied...lol

Anonymous said...

MADONNA HAS ALWAYS SUPPORTED GAY RIGHTS AND SHE ALWAYS HAD A LARGE GAY FOLLOWING, SO WHATEVER AC
DID OR DIDN'T DO WITH HER, ACCORDING TO THE NY POST, SHE SAID HE WAS '"HER B..CH." THIS DOES NOT
SURPRISE ME. THE POST ALSO SAID AS FAR AS DANCING GOES, AC SHOULD KEEP HIS "DAY JOB AS ANCHOR."
AS FOR SCOTT WALKER'S EXIT, SORRY BUT ENOUGH OF MADONNA, PERHAPS THIS SHOWS OTHER GOVERNORS, LIKE
CHRISTIE, YOU MESS WITH LABOR UNIONS AND THE TEACHERS, AND THEY DON'T FORGET.
WE VOTE IN LARGE NUMBERS, ESPECIALLY OLDER EDUCATORS, AND WE SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER AND IN NJ WE'RE
80,000 STRONG.....AND THAT'S NOT WISCONSIN CHEESE. ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO SHARE IN WALKER'S EXIT??

CWM84 said...

So not thrilled with 360 right now. Zucker has sucked the air out of this once good program. Tonights show is all about the Pope. AC doesn't seem the but religious but he has covered catholic church before and Pope's. I have no idea why. To me they lose all validity until the weed child sexual abuse for good and those predators face justice! We must not forgot this is still happening and nothing is being done to stop and prosecute the offenders. Another skipped show.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 7:47PM You wanted to talk Scott Walker? I always thought he was doomed. He's too wonkish with very little to no personality. Despite the union busting in WI, the state budget savings he promised did not materialized. The state was to have a budget surplus, but instead it's facing a big deficit. Pretty much nothing he promised materialized. I'm not sure what he planned to run on given his record. It's pretty much the same story with Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina. They like to tout their business successes, but there's been a lot of failures that have cost others while they gained personally. It will be interesting to see who is still standing in the Republican field. I, personally, won't vote for any of them.

Anonymous said...

11:54 PM: IN FULL AGREEMENT....HOWEVER IT IS NOT A MATTER THAT IT DID NOT "MATERIALIZE."
IT IS A MATTER OF LABOR AND THE FACT THAT THE MIDDLE CLASS WAS BUILT ON LABOR AND UNIONS.
BOTH CHRISTIE AND SCOTT WALKER WERE AND ARE AGAINST UNIONS...PERIOD.
UNIONS MADE THIS COUNTRY STRONG, POLICE, FIREMEN, AND TEACHERS, FACTORY WORKERS....THOUGH THERE
ARE NOW SO FEW NON AUTOMATED FACTORY OUTLETS LEFT.
WALKER LEFT BECAUSE OF POOR FUNDING AND THE POOR FUNDING AND PERFORMANCE WAS BECAUSE OF HIS "POOR
PLATFORM," WHICH INCLUDED UNION BUSTING AND ARBITRATION.