Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition from the NYC studio on Tuesday night.

Thanks to a tip from a long time reader we have information about the book Anderson has been writing with his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.

From Publisher's Weekly - The On-Sale Calendar: April 2016:

April 26 -  The Rainbow Comes and Goes: And Other Life Lessons I Learned From My Mom  by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt (Harper, $27.99; ISBN 978-0-06-245494-2). 200,000 copies. One-day laydown.

A description of the book from Amazon.com ~

A charming and intimate collection of correspondence between #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, that offers timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives.

Anderson Cooper’s intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS’ 60 Minutes affords him little time to spend with his ninety-one year old mother. After she briefly fell ill, he and Gloria began a conversation through e-mail unlike any they had ever had before—a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discussed their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.

Both a son’s love letter to his mother in her final years and an unconventional mother’s life lessons for her grown son, The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating lives. In these often hilarious and touching exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they’ve learned along the way. Throughout, their distinctive personalities shine through—Anderson’s darker outlook on the world is a brilliant contrast to his mother’s idealism and unwavering optimism.

An appealing blend of memoir and inspirational advice, The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the profound and universal bond between a parent and child, and, like Tuesdays with Morrie, a thoughtful reflection on life and love, reminding us of the precious knowledge and insight that remains to be shared, no matter what age we are.


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anderson called out Trump tonight by replaying some of his questions to Hillary Clinton at the Dem debate. One thing that bothers me every time they play it, is the question Anderson asks Hillary about how she can represent the views of the middle class when she and her husband are part of the one percent. Anderson's also part of the one percent (worth more than Hillary is on her own). Given his question are we to assume that he can only tell stories of his fellow one-percenters? Hillary understands the middle class better than Anderson or Trump ever will. I guess Anderson just needed to puff up his ego a bit tonight as this seemed to be a topic/segment John Berman covered Friday night.

Jaanza said...

Monday's 360 - the first hour - could have been better. It started out okay; the lead story was the Russian airplane which crashed in the Sinai desert. Anderson talked to Rene Marsh about what might have happened; was it a bomb? a surface-to-air missile? mechanical failure? He also talked to someone with the last name Lee about the cause of the crash. Then it was a panel with Lt. Gen. Mark Herting, Miles O'Brien and David Soucie covering everything and including airport security.

That's all that was needed. Unnecessarily next was a repeated report from Randi Kaye on other mysterious airplane crashes. A moment of Kaye speaking to the camera during the report confirmed it. This report was done and broadcast before. I don't know exactly when it was first aired but Kaye has a much shorter haircut now (a change she made a couple months ago). In this segment Anderson also spoke with John Goglia for more speculation on what happened to the Russian airplane.

Since I was watching Hayes during the commercial break, I got back to 360 just when it was showing the poll result of a Hillary Clinton/Ben Carson presidential race (tied at 47%). Did Anderson show the other results from the poll which showed Hillary beating Trump and Jeb? Sanders in the same poll also beat Trump. After a glance at a few other polls concentrating on the GOP candidates only, it was time to talk only about Trump. Unfortunately Heyes was in a commercial break at this time. However, I enjoyed seeing Anderson display the Trump tweet after the Democratic debate, complimenting Anderson on a job well done. Then a clip of Trump blathering that Hilary didn't get any tough questions. So there was a series of Anderson's questions during that debate, all of them plenty tough. Jeffrey Lord and Van Jones were on the panel. Amazingly, there wsa a clip of Obama dissing the GOP candidates for being whiny babies about the CNBC debate. Lord explained that away by not explaining anything, only stating that Obama had complained about FOX being tough on him. Van Jones had several smart comments stating exactly why the GOPers are babies; this guy needs to be on more often.

The "Heaven Over Hospital" segment about terminally ill five-year-old Julianne Snow was good but it felt like filler because it's been up on CNN's website for three or four days now. Not sure why it made it on 360 today. Nonetheless, Arthur Caplan and another medical guy had a great discussion about this case.

The last segment in the first hour was a profile and photos of some of the young victims of the Russian airplane crash.

The first segment of the second hour was on Trump. I didn't watch the rest. Maddow had an amazing first segment focusing first on the general mess of the GOP Presidential candidates field and then on NJ Gov. Christie's speech about addiction. I almost fell in love with Christie for pointing out the GOP should be pro-life not just for the fetus but also for the 16-year-old drug addict.
Maybe Anderson covered Christie's speech ini the second hour including long clips of it and good commentary. And I missed it. Later Don Lemon had quite a bit of time on this story. Somebody tell me if Anderson covered this or not.

Jaanza said...

@Anonymous 1:06 AM -I don't have a problem with Anderson asking Hillary about being in the one percent and representing the middle-class.

I DO have a problem with Anderson not wondering the same thing about Trump and Jeb.

aries moon said...

Someone on MSNBC made the point that it's ridiculous for Trump supporters to look at him as an outsider or a populist, when he is a billionaire real estate mogul and the very definition of the establishment, even though he's not a politician. It just goes to show how ignorant his supporters are. I always have the feeling that Trump would never go near any of the type of people who support him if he weren't in this presidential race--maybe that can be said for others in the campaign as well, but I think he's the type who would shun the folks who are his most rabid supporters under different circumstances.

The best moment on 360 for me was the clip of President Obama mocking the GOP candidates over their fear of tough debate questions--I don't care what Jeff Lord said about the president complaining about Fox News, he was right and he did go through some difficult debates during his two campaigns--the Republicans are just weak and Jeb Bush needs to stop embarrassing himself and just get out of the race.

Anderson and his mom's book sounds very intriguing--interesting concept.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but Tuesdays with Morrie it is not nor will it ever be. Will not waste my money .

Anonymous said...

Why do people who want just want a liberal news source watch anything other than msnbc? If you don't want to hear the good and bad of both then why even watch or read anything but liberal news sources?

Phebe said...

@anonymous 11:05, Do you realize what the 360 in AC360 stands for? The program was so named because it was to give the full story, all 360 degrees. That being said AC360 either needs to go back to its roots or change it's name. CNN in general was supposed to be the middle ground for cable news, not Fox and not MSNBC. Since Zucker has taken over they have failed miserably at their mission and Ted Turner's vision.

UNICORNS BACON said...

Neither Trump nor Jeb have claimed to be hardworking middle-class. Especially Trump all he talks about is how much money he has. So there isn't a need to question him on his finances because everybody knows he's rich.

CWM84 said...

360 had turned into fox lite and so has other programs on CNN. They have NOT been fair or middle last two election cycles. They have tried to squashed the notion that they are a "liberal" network and because of their diverse personalities. (Openly gay, Hispanic, Africa American) they have tried on my opinion to hard to court the right in recent years. They are harder on dems and push back harder on their talking points. Its a fact that I not only see but many longtime viewers of 360.and CNN.

Anonymous said...

CHRIS CHRISTIE SHOULD NEVER BE PRO-LIFE PERIOD. HE IS FROM NEW JERSEY AND NEW JERSEY IS NOT A PRO-
LIFE STATE. THAT IS PART OF CHRISTIE'S LACK OF POPULARITY IN HIS OWN STATE. NJ LEANS LEFT AND IS A PROGRESSIVE STATE, BUT IS DIVERSE ON MANY POLITICAL ISSUES.
IT IS ALSO NOT A "HOT BUTTON" ISSUE IN THE STATE. BUT CHRISTIE'S TOTAL LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AND
HIS INABILITY TO GET A HANDLE ON THE ECONOMY, BLAMING CERTAIN SECTORS OF LABOR, WILL NEVER PROPEL
HIM TO THE PRESIDENCY, AND THAT IS A GOOD THING. YOU DO NOT WANT CHRIS CHRISTIE AS YOUR PRESIDENT.
WE DON'T EVEN WANT HIM AS GOVERNOR.
HUFFPOST HAS AND INTERESTING CLIP ABOUT ANDERSON AND TRUMP. IT SEEMS TRUMP ACCUSED ANDERSON TODAY, OF THROWING SOFTBALL QUESTIONS AT HILLARY AND THE REST OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS. HOWEVER, RIGHT
AFTER THE DEBATE TRUMP ACKNOWLEDGED JUST THE OPPOSITE, SAYING ANDERSON'S PERFORMANCE WAS GOOD AND HIS QUESTIONS WERE "FAIR."
WHY DO I GET THE IMPRESSION THAT TRUMP IS THE NEW "MC CAIN" FOR AC?