Thursday, May 26, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, May 26, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from CNN's Washington, D.C. Bureau in the 8pmET hour.  Most of the hour was devoted to politics, but there was a promotional segment for CNN's "The Eighties" program (and a countdown clock for the program appeared on screen throughout AC360) that included an interview with Gene Simmons from KISS.

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Long time readers may remember when Gene was on AC360 trying out for the new voice of AC360 back in early 2008.   We found it interesting that Anderson referenced Gene's being fired from The Apprentice at the time.  Enjoy this clip from The ATA Vault!

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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

Except for one segment on Hillary Clinton's e-mail drama, a promo for 'The Eighties" and a few seconds for Ken Starr at the very end, Thursday's 360 was Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump.

Anderson started with Trump clinching the delegate number for the GOP nomination. I went to Hayes. When I got back to 360, Stuart Stevens on the Too Many Pundits Panel was talking about Trump's "Pocahontas" remark to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (IMO, whether or not Warren has Native American heritage, Trump's dissing her as "Pocahontas" is disrespectful to Native Americans and they are able to vote in federal elections.)
Also on the panel were Amanda Carpenter, David Challen, Maria Cordova, another person and Andre Bauer as the Trump-talking-points-Parrot. Bauer, different gender and hair color but just as dumb as McEnany, said Trump has plenty of time to come up with his policy points... as if the primaries voters didn't deserve to know Trump's policy plans (all they needed to know was Muslim Ban! Mexico builds a wall! and Make America Great Again!). Stevens got in a good point about Trump's Muslim ban, "...are you going to have people wait at Heathrow Airport to prove their religion?" and dissing the 'make Mexico pay for a wall' fantasy.

In a clip, Obama said Trump is "rattling" the rest of the world's leaders. In a clip, Trump thought that was a good thing. After a Clarissa Ward report which focused mostly on the Muslim ban, the panel was back. Angela Rye was there this time. Most of the panel, except for Bauer, were not happy with how the a possible President Trump would change the U.S.'s relationship with the rest of the globe.

After all that talk about how other countries would be "rattled" by Trump, in a sense, view him as untrustworthy, the third segment was all about Hillary Clinton's trust issues because of the e-mail investigation. Over to Hayes again. Later on 360, John King was at the Magic Map covering the Democratic delegate race.

Next, "Trump and Clinton Trade Jabs", a clip from Trump, a clip from Hillary and the panel. Bill Press was added but again I went to Hayes and came back only when he went to commercial. When I came back the panel topic was 'what if Sanders wins the California primary?'

The last real segment was a promo for 'The Eighties" and an interview with Gene Simmons from KISS. I didn't watch.

During the last few seconds of the show, Anderson reported on Ken Starr's firing as President of Baylor University because of how he handled sex/rape scandals.

Too much Trump equals watching Hayes. Hayes also covered Trump but in segments like scrutinizing his energy speech by talking to an energy expert. Bottom line: go ahead and mine more coal but nobody wants to buy it.

Thanks for the clip from 2008, back in the good old days of 360. Although there are some good points - from yesterday Kaye's report on Hillary and the 1975 rape case which concluded she did nothing wrong and Griffin's report on Trump University, and at least a bit less 'Rah Rah Trump' today (helped immensely by McEnany's absence) - the content still needs work. Can the Trump content be reduced to only half of the show, if not less than that?

aries moon said...

I read on a political blog that CNN, MSNBC and Fox all chose to show an empty Trump podium prior to his press conference rather than showing a rally where Hillary Clinton was live and giving a speech at that same time. The press has no intention of giving equal time to Hillary Clinton as long as Trump is around to spout out lies, nonsense and insults.

Maria Cardona and Angela Rye are two of my favorite political pundits, both strong voices for liberals--Stuart Stevens is also good at decimating Trump.

K-Lee fulfills her lifetime dream of graduating from Harvard only to throw it all away by supporting and defending one of the worst human beings who has ever run for president. What a waste.

Anonymous said...

IF TRUMP THINKS WORLD LEADERS WILL RESPECT HIM SHOULD HE ACTUALLY WIN, PERISH THE THOUGHT,
HERE'S A BREAKING HEADLINE FOR CNN: "UNITED STATES ELECTORATE CHOOSES REALITY STAR AS NEXT PRESIDENT." NOW IF I WERE A THINKING PERSON, WHICH I HOPE I AM, I'D SAY THAT IS AS CLOSE TO
"ELECTORATE CHOOSES STUPID REALITY STAR AS NEXT PRESIDENT."
READ IT AND WEEP DONALD. IT IS NOT A COMPLIMENT.

Anonymous said...

MUST SEE TELEVISION: BERNIE SANDERS ON BILL MAHERS' REAL TIME ON HBO. BERNIE WAS ON REAL TIME
SOME MONTHS AGO AND HE ALWAYS WAS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT HIS CAMPAIGN STRATEGY AND STILL IS.
HE SAYS THE ONLY THING TRUMP HAS ON HIM AND WILL USE, IS HIS SOCIALISTIC FEW OF AMERICA EVEN
THOUGH HE IS NOT A SOCIALIST. SOME THINGS SUCH AS COLLEGE TUITION SHOULD BE FREE OF PROFIT,
AS WELL AS HEALTH CARE AND THIS IS A WORLD VIEW, NOT A NEW IDEA.
HE IS ALSO WILLING TO DEBATE TRUMP. IT IS TRUMP WHO HAS NO POLITICAL AGENDA.
ACCORDING TO SANDERS, CALIFORNIA IS FERTILE GROUND FOR A STANDOFF BETWEEN BERNIE AND TRUMP.
HILLARY IS RUNNING TOO CLOSE TO CALL.