In the above interview Ron and Don talk about Anderson calling in prior to Andy and aired a bit of that conversation on December 17:
On Monday, December 21, 2015 Anderson posted the following to his IG account. He's vacationing in Trancoso, Brazil - thus the green leaves and baby birds in December!
The above was a video:
CNN has been promoting Anderson's New Year's Eve coverage with Kathy Griffin. Here are a couple of the commercials that have been airing: