Thursday, May 12, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, May 12, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio in the 8pmET hour.




On April 9th, Anderson was in Washington, DC for a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week.  That episode with air Tuesday, May 17th.  Check your local listings for time and channel.  Here's a background video of the tapings that day:

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Anderson's competition was/is Lara Logan and Michael Steele.




AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast


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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

I didn't watch a lot of Thursday's 360; so much Trump. Anderson started with Trump's meeting with House Speaker/Rep. Paul Ryan, which they say was cordial but Ryan still won't endorse Trump. Dana Bash had a report and I went elsewhere in CableTVLand. When I checked back at :08 into the hour, Anderson was interviewing someone new (name never shown while I was watching) and the on-screen title was "GOP: A Party Divided".

The on-screen title at the star of the second segment was "Speaker Ryan's Evolution on Trump" and I went elsewhere again. At :19 the panel was there.

Trump's former butler Anthony Senacal posted 'Obama should be killed' and other racial garbage on social media. I left at the start of Randi Kaye's report and when I checked back the panel was at it again; didn't watch.

I'm sorry I missed the start of Tom Foreman's report in the next segment. It was about the bigger flip-flops and walk-backs Trump has made (ban on Muslims traveling to U.S. - "just a suggestion", minimum wage, taxes, immigration. Then Anderson talked with Charlie Sykes, who did not mince words about how horrible Trump is. There needs to be a segment like this at least once a week to balance out all the Trump-glorification reports.

I also didn't watch much of the segment about Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. After a few clips from their speeches the panel was back.

The last few minutes were a promo of CNN's special 'The Eighties'.

Maybe, during the times I was away from 360, maybe that's when Anderson covered George Zimmerman auctioning the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin, the latest police brutality against a suspect already on the ground in New Hampshire, the latest troubles with the TSA and airport security or any of the other news of the day.

Anonymous said...

WHY DO I GET THE FEELING THAT ANDERSON IS VERY INTERESTED IN AIR TIME AND WILL PARTICIPATE
IN ALMOST ANYTHING THAT WILL GIVE HIM MAXIMUM COVERAGE?
ANYTHING EXCEPT THE IMPORTANT ISSUES OF THE DAY....LIKE THE WILDFIRE BLAZING THROUGH NORTHERN
CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST.
JEFF ZUCKER MAY HAVE CONTROL OVER CONTENT ON 360, BUT HE HAS NO CONTROL OVER WHAT ANDERSON
DOES IN HIS SPARE TIME.
IT SEEMS TO ME, AS A JOURNALIST ANDERSON HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO SERVE THE PUBLIC IN THE BEST POSSIBLE MANNER BUT HIS INTERESTS HAVE BECOME, MORE SELF SERVING.....AS IN "BRANDING HIMSELF," LIKE ONE
OF ANDY COHEN'S HOUSE WIVES.
SORRY, BUT MAY BE HE HAS MORE IN COMMON WITH DONALD TRUMP THAN WE EVER KNEW. JMO

TaxIncidence said...

New York Times, Oct. 2014

"One change that Mr. Zucker has made is emphasizing breaking news, focusing coverage on just two or three major stories throughout a given day, rather than delivering an all-encompassing, scattershot report of the headlines as was common in the past. The rationale is that viewers are likely to catch other news on the web or on social media....This year, CNN was mocked for committing near wall-to-wall coverage to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but Mr. Zucker has boasted that the network posted better ratings than its rivals during that stretch."

aries moon said...

Although 360 covers all things Trump, I still wasn't sure if they'd do a segment on Trump's disgusting racist former butler since the subject of Trump's racism seems to be a no-go on many news programs--seems to me that a presidential candidate who makes racist statements and surrounds himself with racists and doesn't think twice about retweeting white supremicists on a regular basis would be BIG news but too many news programs are scared of losing access to Trump so they downplay the subject--I'm glad 360 did the segment, but I could've done without Kayleigh McEnany's inane defense of Trump.

The NY Times excerpt is interesting but I do wonder why Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper and Erin Burnett have more variety in their story selection than AC--they cover Trump too but they also incorporate the big, talked-about news stories of the day such as the NC transgender bathroom law--not sure why AC can't do the same now--there was a time when he did.