Monday, November 30, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, November 30, 2015


Anderson Cooper was back in the 360 anchor chair with an expanded two hour edition of AC360.  No mention of the CNN Quiz Show which was scheduled to air in the 9pmET hour.


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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

I lost track of 'CNN Quiz Show" and totally forgot it was originally scheduled to be on tonight. Did CNN decide instead on a second hour of 360 because it was sort of a busy news day?

I would have watched "Quiz Show". The second hour of 360 hopefully was better than the first but I didn't see the first hour (becasue of "Gotham"). Maybe Anderson covered the Clmate Change Summit in Paris and Obama's speech there in the first hour. Hopefully that happened, I'd hate to think Anderson completely ignored the Summit. Maybe it was mentioned in the first minute which I missed.
The first segment was on the Paris terrorism ringleader and his plans for another attack. Anderson spoke with a reporter for the news and then Clarissa Ward and Michael Weiss for analysis.

Most of the second segment was a long clip of Jamie Gangel's interview with NJ Gov. Christie and most of that was on Trump. At one point Christie said "I don't want to spend our precious time together talking about Trump" but Gangel kept asking about Trump, his 9/11 comments and his tweet dissing Christie. It's good to see other candidates get some time and attention but it must irk them to the gills that all they are asked about is Trump. At least the last question was on Christie's stand on welcoming Syrian refugees into his state.

The next segment was more Trump, the 9/11 comment and his mocking of a handicapped NY Times reporter. The panel was Maggie Haberman and Ryan Lizzo and instead I watched football.

Finally Anderson covered the shootings with three dead at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Apparenlty one of the deranged gunman's reasons was the now debunked right-wing video stating PP is selling baby parts. That's the only reason 360 would broadcast AGAIN Randi Kaye's report from months ago about PP and that video. I went back to football.

When I got back to 360 it was a Gary Tuchman report on security at abortion clinics. After the report Anderson asked Tuchman 'Do the people working there have any second thoughts on the work they're doing..' amid this anger and violence. The kind of dumb question a man would ask. Tuchman, who I know has at least one daughter, answered how the clinic workers were galvanized and more committed to keeping reproductive choice available for women. Disappointedly Anderson seemed so clueless as to why safe and legal abortion clinics are so important.
The second half of the segment was a Q&A with Ed Lavendera about Officer Jason Van Dyke, arrested for murdering Laquan McDonald and now free on bail.

The last few seconds of the show was an recap on the Paris terrorist story. The football game, Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns, turned out to be a lot better than 360.

Two questions: 1. Did Anderson cover the Climate Change Summit in the first hour? 2. Are any of the 360 producers women?

aries moon said...

Jeffrey Lord's unwavering and illogical defense of Trump seemed to even exasperate Anderson for once--Trump won't apologize or ever admit to being wrong about anything and it might be starting to get to reporters like Anderson who have pretty much given him a pass over the last few months. Chuck Todd, a reporter I usually don't care for, didn't let up on Trump the other day and told him what a presidential candidate says matters, facts matter, the truth matter and it's time Trump is held accountable for his words. Loved Charles Blow and Anderson hitting Lord back with logic--Blow rolling his eyes at some of Lord's comments made me laugh.

Can't imagine why any African-American would support Trump when he's done nothing but denigrate them and other minorities. Those 'religious leaders' (never heard of any of them) must be out of their minds or incredibly ignorant. I already know Omarosa is a straight up fool.

I was surprised to see Cecile Richards on 360 but was glad to see the interview and hear her discuss with AC the recent attack against Planned Parenthood. YES, the inflammatory rhetoric by those on the right contributed to the atmosphere that led to the incident in Colorado--I'm not a politician or a reporter so I don't have to sugarcoat that fact.

Didn't listen to the interview with Chris Christie but I heard AC say that Christie's tone is much harsher when talking about President Obama than it is when he talks about Trump. I'm SURE POTUS is soooooo worried about what Christie thinks of him. Christie is a failed governor, a liar and despised in his own state and shouldn't be taken seriously as a candidate, but it looks like the press is starting a campaign to prop him up to knock out Trump. Bridgegate anyone??

Anonymous said...

FOR THOSE FOLKS WHO SAY CNN AND 360 LEAN TOO FAR TO THE RIGHT, ARE TRULY CORRECT IN THEIR THINKING.
JUST TONIGHT FOR INSTANCE, AC SHOWED A PIX OF HILLARY THAT WAS SO AWFUL, IT LOOKED AS THOUGH SHE
ACTUALLY WAS NINETY YEARS OLD AND HAD A TURKEY NECK LARGER THAN THAN THE ONE PRESIDENT OBAMA PARDONED. ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS, AC BETTER BE REALLY NICE TO THIS LADY BECAUSE UNLESS THE REPUBLICANS GET LUCKY, AND TRUMP KICKS HIMSELF IN THE REAR, AC IS LOOKING AT THE FIRST FEMALE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
AND YES, ARIES MOON, YOUR DESCRIPTION OF CHRIS CHRISTIE IS RIGHT ON POINT. HE IS 'A FAILED GOVERNOR
WHO IS DESPISED BY HIS STATE,' AND I SHOULD KNOW.
THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT A CHRISTIE PRESIDENCY IS THAT MACY'S CAN USE A HUGE BALLOON IN HIS LIKENESS AT THE NEXT THANKSGIVING PARADE....BUT COME TO THINK OF IT, THEY CAN DO THAT ANYWAY.
THINK OF ALL THAT HOT AIR.