Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded 2 hour edition of AC360 from CNN's Washington, DC Bureau.  The second hour contained a segment on the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with Donna Brazile on the panel.  We've missed Donna here at ATA...

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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

I'm still burned out on politics and politics was the entire first hour of Wednesday's 360. Of course, yesterday's New Hampshire primary was going to be covered but how about the new tensions between North and South Korea? Or the Zika virus? Or the latest from Syria? Anderson at least could have spared a minute to make fun of Hayes. During the primary coverage yesterday, he called Sanders "Bernie Sandwiches". Hayes himself spared a minute to make fun of himself for that.

360 started with a brief overview of the NH primary. When the live broadcast of Trump's speech from South Carolina started, I left. When I got back later John King was at the Magic Wall/Map looking at the numbers from the 2008 and 2012 SC primaries. Then Anderson talked to the panel: Gloria Borger, John King, Ana-Malika Henderson, Donna Brazile and 2 other guys. They discussed a variety of candidates. I give bonus points to Brazile for showing up with an Ash Wednesday cross on her forehead.

The second segment was mostly the John Kasich interview. I didn't get the interviewer's name, was distracted by other stuff here. Nonetheless it's great 360 is paying some time and attention to the other GOP candidates.

Next up was a segment all about the African-American vote in the SC primary. Most of the focus was on Bernie Sanders, his meeting with Al Sharpton today and his drive to get more of the African-American vote, a sector where Hillary Clinton has a big lead. Anderson had a Q&A with Ben Jealous, a Sanders supporter and former head of the NAACP. Ana-Malika Henderson also put a question to Jealous.

It's not just Big Momma Bush but now also Dubya Bush campaigning for Jeb. Tom Foreman had the report and the same panel from earlier discussed.

I missed the start of Randi Kaye's report on SC undecided voters. The part that I saw had a lot of comments from South Carolinians and the opinions were all over the place.

In the last seconds Anderson previewed the topic for the start of the second hour: Trump. Still nope.

I watched the video in ATA's post featuring Donna Brazile. Why wasn't there time in the first hour for Brianna Keller's very good report on mostly on Sanders but also had Hillary? Also first-hour time for Braziel to talk more? She spoke very well and made good points. The rest of the panel should have just gone home and let it be a Q&A just between Anderson and Brazile.

@Anonymous on Monday's post regarding Anderson's Connecticutt house - I totally forgot about that house. I know about the firehouse in lower Manhattan and the house near the Hamptons (Quogue?). Oh the life of a Vanderbilt son and CNN's biggest star, able to buy three properties with enough left over to fix them up real nice. I'd do the same except for the firehouse; IIRC it's on a busy noisy street.

Anonymous said...

President Obama gave a great speech today in Springfield, IL. It was an hour long and covered his beginnings in the IL State Senate and the need for the ability to work across the aisle, to realize those in the other party are not enemies, the need for bipartisanship and getting SuperPAC and big money out of elections. Topics very relevant to this election, but unfortunately Anderson/AC360 didn't seem to have time to fit in a mention in the two hours of Trump talk and election speculation. Perhaps it's because POTUS made mention of the damage cable news has caused?

Also, what happened to Anderson's KTH segments? There's sure plenty of material for him to work with. Perhaps a mention of Kasich's move to defund Planned Parenthood in OH? The bill reached his desk today.

Instead of informing viewers CNN/AC360 seems to be the Trump Show these days. Guess reality TV stars draw more viewers than the news and we know Zucker sold out for ratings. Anderson's contract is up at the end of the year, but he's hitched his star to CNN so other offers may not be rolling in given the current state of CNN.

aries moon said...

Hopefully as campaign 2016 progresses, 360 will take a closer look at the candidates, especially the GOP candidates and examine what they stand for--360 spends too much time talking about candidate strategy and not enough time looking into their records and beliefs. John Kaisch is being held up as the model Republican but Salon has a devastating article on how Kaisch has wreaked havoc on women, minorities and the poor and powerless in Ohio--he's as bad as Trump, Cruz, Rubio and the other GOP clowns.

Chris Hayes did a report on Trump and his hateful rhetoric and how it's becoming almost acceptable by the media which refuses to call him out in favor of talking about how 'entertaining' he is. Hayes had on a Muslim woman who said how sickened she was that so many people in New Hampshire voted for Trump and embraced his anti-Muslim message. Ezra Klein said Trump's rise is taking this country down a very dangerous path that has frightening implications for the future. I wish AC360 would ease up on its Trump love fest and report on what a possible Trump or Ted Cruz presidency would really mean for this country--they don't seem to care about that.

Yes, President Obama gave a really great speech--intelligence, grace, humanity, strength and compassion--POTUS has it all, but he's old news and persona non grata to 360--they'd just as soon ignore him until he's out of office entirely. Whenever I watch Trump or any of the other candidates for that matter, I always wish the president had eight more years in office.

Anonymous said...

THE NY TIMES HAD A RETROSPECTIVE PIECE IN THE OP ED SECTION THE OTHER DAY ENTITLED: " I MISS
PRESIDENT OBAMA ALREADY." I BELIEVE IT WAS WRITTEN BY EITHER DAVID BROOKS OR FRANK RICH.
WHATEVER, IT SAID THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD A VERY SINCERE RECORD THAT HE COULD BE PROUD OF AND THAT HE AND
MICHELLE WERE "SCANDAL FREE." THEY SURROUNDED THEMSELVES WITH PEOPLE THAT HAD INTEGRITY AND LOYALTY
AND LOOKED FOR THOSE SAME TRAITS IN THOSE THEY EMPLOYED. I AGREE. NO MATTER WHERE THEY WENT, OR WHOMEVER THEY MET
WITH, WE AS A NATION, COULD BE PROUD THAT THE POTUS AND FIRST LADY REPRESENTED THE BEST IN ALL OF US.
I DON'T KNOW IF I'D WANT 8 MORE YEARS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA, BUT I'D GLADLY TAKE ANOTHER FOUR.