Thursday, February 11, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, February 11, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  Most of the program centered on the upcoming Democratic Debate.


Anderson was back post debate for a special two hour edition of AC360.  There was a large panel of pundits on hand to discuss the debate.



Anderson will have a story on 60 Minutes on Sunday.  The following preview was posted to the 60 Minutes website today:

Danny Clinch Grammy photographer tells 60 Minutes about getting the shot that puts him in "the history of that moment"

Hiding behind amplifiers or lurking backstage, Danny Clinch has captured the leaps, the laughs, the shouting and the silence of music artists from Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen to Lady Gaga and Miranda Lambert. On Sunday's 60 Minutes, he shares those moments and his iconic photographs of them with Anderson Cooper on the eve of the Grammys, the event he has photographed for the past 13 years. Cooper's report will be broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

It all began 17 years ago when Clinch was asked to shoot Dylan and then Springsteen. It was the springboard to a dream job offering incredible moments and unique images of music's biggest stars. "You're in a sense, part of the history of that moment and I never really get tired of that," he tells Cooper. "And I never take it for granted.

"I'm trying to capture a moment. It's not about the singer at the microphone singing. I'm trying to look for...a moment in between," says Clinch.

It's like the time he caught Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament airborne in tandem onstage. "I popped up from behind Jeff's amplifiers...They're up in the air in that perfect moment."

Among the many pictures of murdered music legend Tupac Shakur, Clinch's shot of the bare-chested rapper, hands behind his back, is considered one the most iconic. Clinch was going to photograph him in a particular shirt, but when he saw the tattoos, he knew he had a shot. "I felt like this was really a powerful image...the simplicity of it..."

Clinch also relates his experiences photographing Phish, Foo Fighters and especially Springsteen, of whom he's taken thousands of pictures over the years. He recalls taking pictures of Willie Nelson in his trailer braiding his hair and doing something else he is just as well-known for: smoking marijuana. It's all part of the moment. Of that particular moment, says Clinch with a smile, "Somehow, I can't remember what happened after that."



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2 comments:

Jaanza said...

This was the "Democratic Debate Pre-Show". If it had been an actual 360, I think Anderson would have covered the ending of the militia standoff at the Malheur Bird Refuge in Oregon, the city of Cleveland sending Tamir Rice's family a bill for the EMS and then walking back from it or... something else, anything else.

The whole show was politics. That was sort of understandable because CNN was broadcasting the debate but I'm still fed up with most political news. Furthermore, when I was paying good attention to what was being said, it didn't sound all that new. Anderson started with an overview and a chat with Jeff Zeleny. Then it was the Panel of Too Many Pundits - David Gergen, Gloria Borger, Paul Begala, John King, Donna Brazile, Ana Navarro and two other guys. I opted to watch Hayes interview Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN).

For the second segment there was Sara Murray reporting from a Trump rally and Sunlen Serfaty from a Cruz rally. I didn't see the rest of the segment.

"Courting the Female African-American Vote in SC" was the on-screen title during Randi Kaye's report. The report was done from a hair salon in Charleston and that bothered me; it just seemed too cliche and stereotypical. After that report there was a clip of Rep. John Lewis' rant about Sanders not fighting enough for civil rights back in the day. Anderson talked with a panel of Donna Brazile, Van Jones and Charles Blow.

The next segment was part two of the earlier one: the African-American vote and the Dem candidates history with civil rights. Anderson interviewed Jeff Weaver of the Sanders campaign and then the panel of 8 was back. I watched Robert Reich on Hayes' show.

That same panel of 8 (I think it was the same, didn't look too closely) was back in the following segment. Anderson asked them for their thoughts on the debate coming up. I didn't stay, at this time Hayes covered the militants at Malheur and Tamir Rice.

Jeff Zeleny had the last minute or two of the show to give his own predictions about the debate.

Several months ago I complained Anderson didn't cover enough politics, too many crime stories. Can we get a happy medium? Or is that not possible until after the general election?

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