Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Anderson Cooper was on the Situation Room to preview the Town Hall he was moderating.


Erin Burnett was in Derry, New Hampshire to anchor her program and Anderson joined her ahead of anchoring AC360.


Anderson anchored AC360 from Derry, N.H. for most of the hour with Erin Burnett taking over the last few minutes as he made his way down to the stage.


Anderson Cooper moderated the CNN Democratic Town Hall with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton each taking the stage for one hour.


Anderson joined Don Lemon and the panel on CNN Tonight to discuss a couple favorite moments from the debate.  Here's the clip:

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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

I was three minutes late to Wednesday's 360, Anderson was already talking with Jeff Zeleny about Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The Democratic Town Hall meeting up next and Anderson will be moderating. Anderson also talked to David Axelrod and Ana-Malika Henderson who were at the Town Hall. This was a shorter first segment, just 10 minutes.

Trump will not shut up. In his speech Monday night, he seemed to have accepted his second-place finish in Iowa in a gentlemanly manner. But now he's blasting Cruz for "stealing" the election by saying something wrong/misleading about Ben Carson and threatening to file a lawsuit and make Iowa re-do the caucus. It was the Carson campaign which said he'd be going to Florida instead of going right away to New Hampshire. Now if the Cruz campaign implied Carson will drop out soon, was wrong... does that make every insinuation, innuendo and implication every politician said so far in the 2016 campaign about another candidate also wrong, worth investigating and worthy of repeating the Iowa caucus? How many times has Trump called Cruz a liar? Shouldn't that be scrutinized? Shouldn't the media ask Trump for proof? DH and I discussed this ourselves for a bit and that made me miss the start of Anderson's interview with Rick Tyler, communications guy for the Cruz campaign. Jeffrey Lord and Mona Cheron joined in. Anderson was quite forceful with Tyler, pushing back almost always, interrupting and talking over him. A lot more pushback than I've seen in a while from Anderson. While what Cruz and Tyler did regarding Carson was not right, how is it any more dirty than other allegations in this race? It's only because Trump - and hardly Carson it seems - is as Cruz put it, having a "Trumper Tantrum" over it is it getting any attention from the media.

Next was a Gary Tuchman report on Marco Rubio, whether he's "establishment" or not or Tea Party or not. There was another talk with Axelrod and Henderson about Rubio.

I missed most of the segment with Bill Press and a woman talking with Anderson about Hillary Clinton.

At :48 Erin Burnett took over 360 because Anderson had to get ready and get into place for the start of the Town Hall. Randi Kaye had a report involving talking to New Hampshireans about Clinton and Sanders. I didn't like it. Kaye should have asked the folks how they felt about the candidates and not ask leading questions like 'Do you want to ask Hillary about those e-mails?" or Benghazi. Hillary has already been cleared after four or five Benghazi hearings and I doubt many voters would put much stock in the e-mail brouhaha if the media wasn't. Kaye's questions about Sanders seemed a heck of a lot nicer.

The last few minutes before the Town Hall had Burnett talking with Axelrod and Henderson.

I did not watch the Town Hall.

aries moon said...

The Town Hall format served both candidates well and allowed them to show exactly what they stand for and reveal sides of themselves that don't always come across in the midst of the campaign. In all of the years Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye, I still hadn't heard the story she told about her mother--that was really suprising and it speaks to the strength that she always seems to display. I also appreciated her honest answer about the use of military force if she becomes president--it was a sensible answer and I don't see how anyone could have a problem with it. I always feel a little better about Hillary after watching her in a Town Hall setting--she seems more passionate and open. Bernie Sanders came off as likable and humorous but very focused and determined. Both candidates are light years superior than anyone on the Republican side. Anderson proved me wrong in that his questioning seemed to be fair to both candidates--the audience questions seemed to be more on the moderate side than progressive and most of the questioners were undecided voters. On Don Lemon's pundit panel show afterwards, some seemed to think that Clinton turns off young voters because she's not as "inspiring" as Sanders and tries to get voters to face the reality of what it takes to get things done and how you can't just wave a magic wand to get what you want--it takes hard work and compromise--she's being realistic and honest about the job of POTUS but it's being characterized as uninspiring, but isn't it important to face facts? Bernie has a lot of fine ideas and goals, but how will he enact them if the GOP continues to be this intractable force in Congress? Bernie's believers need this dose of reality. Hillary's saying she is going to work as hard as she can but don't expect the moon. That's just the reality of it all.

Anonymous said...

WHEN IS DONALD TRUMP GOING TO START TO TREAT HIS RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AS SOMETHING "REAL?"
AND WHEN IS ANDERSON GOING TO BE LESS STARRY EYED ABOUT CELEBRITY?
I DID SEE MOST OF HIS DINER INTERVIEW WITH "THE GREAT ONE," AND AC REALLY DIDN'T PUSH TRUMP ON
EVERYTHING HE DOESN'T KNOW....EXCEPT HIMSELF.
WHEN A YOUNG ADULT MALE ASKED HIM HOW HE WOULD REPLACE OBAMACARE, TRUMP WENT OFF ON THE ONLY THING HE KNOWS: "HOW TO DEFLECT WHAT WAS ASKED, AND ANSWER,
IN THE AFFIRMATIVE "I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN THEORY."
HE ACTUALLY COMPARED HIS GOVERNING EXPERIENCE TO ZONING IN NYC AND HIS ABILITY TO "MAKE DEALS."
ANDERSON DIDN'T HOLD HIS FEET TO THE FIRE AND INSIST TRUMP ANSWER THE VOTER'S QUESTION, BUT LET
HIM RAMBLE ON ABOUT HIS BRAND.
WELL I'M NOT IMPRESSED WITH TRUMP'S ZONING EXPERIENCE. THAT'S GREAT FOR HIM AND HIS COMPANY, AND
I'VE SEEN TRUMP TOWERS IN JERSEY CITY ALONG THE HUDSON AND IN MID-TOWN NYC. NICE PLACES TO LIVE.
BUT AC SHOULD HAVE SAID; "WELL AS LONG AS YOU CAN GET ZONING RESTRICTIONS PASSED, WHY DON'T YOU
START WITH BEING MAYOR OF NYC....AND WORK YOUR WAY UP?"
I MYSELF BOUGHT AND SOLD 4 PROPERTIES, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE ME QUALIFIED TO BE AS KNOWLEDGEABLE
AS HILLARY. IT DOESN'T TAKE THAT MUCH TALENT TO SELL REAL ESTATE....IT TAKES A STRONG ECONOMY AND TIMING.
BUT NO...TRUMP WAS ABLE TO DEFLECT, CHANGE THE SUBJECT TO HIMSELF, AND LAUGH ABOUT THE JOKE THAT
WENT VIRAL: TRUMP AND HIS TANTRUMS WHICH MEANS THE "PETULANT CHILD" GOES APE SH...OVER POLLS.
LOVED WHEN BERNIE SANDERS WAS ASKED BY AC YESTERDAY, TO DO HIS IMPRESSION OF COMIC LARRY DAVID, AND HE
REPLIED, "I AM LARRY DAVID." NOW THAT'S REAL.