Anderson Cooper anchored The Lead, filling in for Jake Tapper. Anderson was back after the first debate for a short program prior to the beginning of the main debate. He posted the following photo and video to his Facebook page:
Anderson was back after the main (3 hour) debate anchoring a special two hour edition of AC360 wrapping up all the debate coverage. Jake Tapper announced at the end of the debate that Anderson would be moderating the first Democratic Debate next month. The debate is sponsored by CNN in partnership with Facebook. The reason for Anderson upping his Facebook game the past few days?
Anderson Cooper to Moderate First Democratic Presidential Debate
CNN anchor will lead debate scheduled for Oct. 13
CNN’s Anderson Cooper will moderate the first Democratic presidential debate, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.
The debate is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13, and will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first debate for the Democratic presidential candidates will pit democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb.
The network also hosted two Republican presidential debates on Wednesday. One featuring the 11 highest-polling candidates and a preceding debate featuring those who didn’t make the cut. Both were moderated by CNN host Jake Tapper.
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And a Facebook post from Anderson yesterday: