Thursday, November 19, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 Live From Paris, France on Thursday, November 19, 2015


Anderson Cooper was back to anchor an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from Paris, France.

Good panel discussion with Lt Gen Mark Hertling and Mia Bloom:

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Isobel Bowdery and Amaury Baudoi relive the horrors they experienced inside the Bataclan attack. Part three of Anderson's interview with the young couple:

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Anderson's interview with the French boy and his dad who explained about the Paris attacks talking about guns and flowers:

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In the 10pmET hour, Anderson interviewed Michael Weiss of the Daily Beast about a series of articles he has written on what he learned about ISIS from a man claiming to be a former ISIS spy:

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And he ended AC360 with this touching video:

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Anderson stayed on to bring Don Lemon up to date on the events of the day from Paris for CNN Tonight:
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8 comments:

Jaanza said...

For a while Anderson had his glasses on then off then back on... then it looked like he decided 'whatever' and kept them on.

LIke Wednesday, Thursday's 360 was very good for all the news on the attacks, the terrorists, the investigations, the manhunts, the threats and the survivors. But that's all. There was nothing on how U.S. politicians and candidates are talking about how to deal with ISIS and/or Syrian refulgees. Today was another case of Hayes doing it better because he inluded the American political side of the terrorism in Paris and also had an especially good segmetn on Roanoke Mayor Bowers, his comment on the *positives* of Japanese-American internment camps during WWII and possibly doing the same for Muslims and the backlash (which included a comment from George Takei and a panel).

Here's what I saw on the first hour:
- overview and Q&A with Jim Sciutto
- clip of NBC's Lester Holt interviewing a French SWAT team member on the siege at Bataclan concert hall
- panel with Paul Cuickshank and Clarissa Ward
- Nic Robertson on the killing of the terrorist 'mastermind' and more info on the female suicide bomber
- panel with Mia Bloom and Lt. Gen. Mark Herting
- ISIS threats agaisnt NYC, Wash DC and other places; ths was a discussion with Ivan Perez and then Chief James Waters of the NYPD
- video of the shooting at a Paris cafe
- another installment of Anderson interviewing two Bataclan survivors
- "Explaining the 'Bad Guys''; the last segment of the first hour showed the now viral video of how a French father explained the terrorist attacks to his son and the son's perspective. ATA has that there, it's the "touching video" in the post.

For 360's second hour I mostly watched another program but during commercial breaks I checked back on 360. It was mostly the same as the first hour but with the additions of Christiane Amanpour, Drew Griffin and a report on a Frenchman's response to ISIS after his wife was killed (this was reported in the middle of Hayes' show).

To repeat - top notch reporting on many angles of the Paris attacks. But just the glaring absence of any coverage of what is going on in the U.S. in response to those attacks. I would have thought Anderson would have said something about Trump's idea of making Muslims carry a special ID card and have a special government database to track them. Maybe tomorrow?

aries moon said...

AC360 really should look into Trump's alarming "Muslim ID" idea--it is not a road anyone, especially a presidential candidate, should ever be going down. The press needs to stop clowning around with Trump and Carson and the rest of the GOP and really pin them down on some of their ominous and crazy ideas.

Chris Matthews interviewed NYC Mayor DeBlasio on the NY ISIS terror threat--I wonder why AC always chooses to interview former mayor Giuliani when it comes to NYC issues--if DeBlasio is available for Hardball, I'm sure he could be booked for 360 as well.

What the heck was going on with AC and his glasses? He kept taking them off and putting them back on several times throughout the show. I think he looks great in his glasses--nothing wrong with him leaving them on for an entire broadcast.

Jaanza said...

@ANONYMOUS ALL CAPS - regarding your post yesterday about if Anderson's French interview and would he ever call Trump "a joke" - no, I guess he never would, he'd maintain a diplomatic front and not blatantly diss any candidate. But one can hope... maybe in a tell-all book decades from now Anderson will say what he thinks about Trump, Blitzer stealing his eyeglasses style and Zucker turning CNN to the right.

At this minute, Tapper just finished a segment on how U.S. politicians and candidates are reacting to the terrorism in Paris. Why has Anderson avoided this topic? At least something about the U.S. House of Representatives passing a bill to strictly limit letting Syrian refugees into this country.

And yes, until you give yourself a name, maybe even a signoff in your posts ("...SIGNED, (A UNIQUE NAME)') I'll call you "ALL CAPS" so everybody else knows who I mean. But I could change that. I could name you CAPPY or HAPPY CAPPY or THE CAPSTER or ???

Anonymous said...

To "ALL CAPS" who posted this -

"STOP THE FLOW UNTIL WE ARE BETTER ABLE TO DETECT AND DEFEND OUR NATION FROM EXTREMISTS OF ANY NATIONALITY. SOME ARE NOW INFILTRATING TO GREECE AND TURKEY AND THERE WILL BE OTHER NATIONS WHO ARE ACCEPTING. FREEDOM ISN'T FREE. NOW THERE IS A FACT NO ONE CAN DENY."

I'm sorry you are living in fear, but that's no reason to stop the flow of refugees from Syria and Iraq. I've dealt with Immigration law for years and I can assure you, "refugee" is the hardest status to obtain. If you and Congress were truly interested in keeping the U.S. safer you would be speaking out about the visa waiver program, the "visitor" visa entries, etc. Those are much easier routes for a terrorist to enter the U.S. All that's happening in Congress, with the Republican presidential candidates and mostly Republican Govs. is grandstanding - taking advantage of the French terrorist attack to get airtime, name recognition or make it look like they are "doing something" when in fact they are doing nothing to make the country more safe. They don't want to touch the Visa waiver program because that would probably mean other countries would reciprocate and impact U.S. business travel the most. And the "visitor" visa means money is being spent in the U.S. and also good for U.S. business. Republicans are the party of big business.

There's been a bill on the floor of Congress to authorize the military action currently taking place in Syria and Iraq against ISIS, but Congress can be bothered to debate or vote on that law because it may not play well back home, but playing into fear mongering does, thus the action taken by the House yesterday. The Senate doesn't take up the bill until after Thanksgiving and I'm hoping that more reasonable heads prevail and there's actually debate rather than a bill rammed through the House without debate. That's not legislating, that's ramrodding and playing on the fears of the loud voices in their districts that they don't want to offend with an election coming up.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the U.S. is better than this. It's time more reasonable voices stood up and demanded to be heard in the same way as the fear mongers.

I'm more afraid of going to a movie theater or a WalMart with all the crazies walking around with guns than I am of ISIS.

Jenn

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA; I'LL ANSWER TO ALL FOUR AS LONG AS THEY ARE RESPECTFUL AND YOU ARE ONE COMMENTOR WHO USUALLY RESPECTS THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS EVEN IF YOU DON'T AGREE. I ENJOY YOUR RECAPS OF 360, HAVING
GIVEN UP WATCHING THE SHOW.
@JENN: THOUGH I AGREE WITH YOUR LOGIC, ISIS IS NOT LOGICAL OR REASONABLE, AND I'D RATHER DEFER TO FEAR ANY DAY.

Anonymous said...

REREADING JENN'S COMMENTARY ON THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM AND THE VISA ENTRIES, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH
THIS STATEMENT. DURING 9/11 AT LEAST TWO OF THE TERRORISTS ENTERED LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON VISAS.
I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEIR DESIGNATED STATUS OF ENTRY WAS PER SAY, BUT I DO REMEMBER THAT ONE CAME RIGHT
ACROSS THE BORDER FROM CANADA. SO YES, THE VISA ENTRIES MUST BE TIGHTENED AND YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT
WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN PROMINENCE AFTER THAT ATROCITY. HOW MANY OTHER ATROCITIES HAVE TO HAPPEN BEFORE THE
GREAT MINDS IN CONGRESS, TAKE MIDDLE EASTERN AND FOREIGN EXTENDED VISITATION, MORE SERIOUSLY?

Anonymous said...

To "All CAPS"

I'm sorry you are living in fear from a certain ethnic group. That is exactly what ISIS wants, so in that regard, they are winning with you and people like you. You need to look at the facts, take in the big picture and tune out the fear mongering going on in Congress and those candidates exploiting fear for their own political gain. As I said before, the gun violence, the KKK and other white supremacy groups, etc are a much larger threat to people in the United States than ISIS terrorists. As shown in the Paris attacks, the terrorists were home grown - from France and Belgium, not from Syria and Iraq.

There was an interesting segment on Reliable Sources this morning where Brian Stelter asked if the media was playing into fear mongering and trying to march the U.S. to war (or something to that effect). One guest said that CNN was one of the worst news outlets for that and gave specific examples. Brian pushed back on that guest, but it was a pretty pitiful attempt on his part given the guest was absolutely truthful in his claims. Stelter quickly ended the segment as I don't think that was the answer he was looking for.

Jenn

Anonymous said...

THE FACT THAT YOU REFER TO MUSLIMS AS A 'CERTAIN ETHNIC GROUP' MEANS YOU ARE AFRAID TO NAME THAT
GROUP. THAT IN ITSELF IS A FEAR.
AT LEAST IN WW II THE GERMANS 'OWNED' WHAT THEY DID AND NO ONE WAS AFRAID TO NAME THEM.
IF AN ATROCITY IS COMMITTED AGAIN AND AGAIN BY A CERTAIN GROUP THAN THEY SHOULD "OWN IT," AND
THEY SHOULD IN FACT BE NAMED.
FEAR IS DISPLAYED IN VARIOUS WAYS.