Monday, June 13, 2016

Anderson Cooper Live from Orlando, FL on Monday, June 13, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded edition of AC360 from Orlando, FL Monday night, covering the mass shooting at a LGBT club that took place on Saturday night.

Remembering the victims:

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Survivor stories:

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Anderson spoke with a doctor who treated some of the victims:

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Heroic acts amid the chaos:

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The final victim is identified and named :

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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

If you missed it, ATA has most of the two hours posted. Here's what I saw in the first hour:

Not only did Anderson announce he would not state the shooter's name, he started with a list of the victims. He sadly recited the names, ages and a brief mention of their lives while the names and, for about half, the photos were on the screen. A few times Anderson's voice broke up and it sounded like he would cry. I would have totally understood that. Then it was a taped interview with two survivors of the Pulse shooting, Richard Aitken and Joshua Lewis, about what happened and what they did. A phone interview with Holly Hennessy-Fiske had information about the shooter.

I missed the start of Randi Kaye's report on the victims tweets and Facebook videos as the shooting happened. Anderson spoke with Pamela Brown about the police investigation but I watched Hayes interview Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) about the U.S. Congress' lack of action for gun control bills.

Sanjay Gupta had a report on the hospitals and doctors involved in treating those shot at Pulse. He also had a Q&A with Anderson which included details on the damage bullets do when they strike a body. At the end of the segment there was a clip from the memorial rally at Stonewall Inn in NYC.

The next segment began with Stonewall Inn again. I don't remember if Anderson told viewers about the historical significance of Stonewall for the LGBT community. Drew Griffin reported on the shooter, his work as a security guard and the FBI's investigation of him for a while. Anderson talked to Griffin and Phillip Mudd about "self-radicalization" and the ISIS influence.

Because I was also checking on Hayes, I missed the start of the last segment of the first hour and got there while a clip of Trump was on. Did 360 also have clips of Obama's and Hillary Clinton's speeches on the Orlando shootings? However, Dana Bash's report did have a piece of Hillary's speech and pointed out several mistakes in Trump's (i.e. shooter was not an immigrant and Hillary will not abolish the 2nd Amendment).

360 had a second hour but I watched Maddow.

aries moon said...

Some of the stories coming out of that horrible Orlando shooting are gut-wrenching and so scary. RIP to the victims of this senseless tragedy--and shame on the NRA and the politicians who took money from the NRA but had the nerve to tweet out condolences--save your thoughts and prayers--how about standing up to the murderous NRA for a change?

I still remember AC breaking down back in 2004 when he was talking to the parent of a missing victim of the Indonesian tsunami--it was in the NYC studio and right before he went to cover the story in person. Then Katrina, Sandy Hook and now Orlando--one of the main reasons I've watched AC over the years is because he has genuine compassion for victims and their loved ones who are left devastated by senseless violence. You could really hear the pain (and anger) in AC's voice--no doubt that this particular tragedy hit home for him. Chris Hayes tweeted that he admired AC's compassion and humanity whenever these types of horrible events take place. AC is generally very private and fairly stoic and he says he's one of the least emotional people around, but clearly that is not always the case.

Anonymous said...

YES, CLEARLY THIS MASS SHOOTING HAS HIT HOME FOR ANDERSON BECAUSE HE IS PART OF THE GAY COMMUNITY. PERHAPS, NEXT TIME HE SPEAKS TO 'DUCK MAN' HE MIGHT ASK HIM JUST WHY HE SUPPORTS THE
NRA IF IT THE SAME ORGANIZATION THAT IS CONTINUALLY INVOLVED IN ALL THE MASS SHOOTINGS THAT HAVE PLAGUED OUR NATION.
NAME ONE MASS SHOOTING THAT THE NRA WASN'T INVOLVED IN?
IT MATTERS NOT WHY THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE. SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONTRY SHOULD BE BAND, WHETHER THEY
ARE BOUGHT LEGALLY OR NOT. THE WEAPON OF CHOICE COMES DOWN TO THE SAME WEAPON, A GUN, AND THE
INSTIGATOR IS THE SAME ASSOCIATION: THE NRA, SO IT MATTERS NOT WHO THE VICTIMS ARE THIS TIME,
OR LAST TIME OR THE TIME BEFORE THAT.
IF NO ONE, STARTS TO PULL THE PLUG ON THE NRA, AND THAT INCLUDES JOURNOS WHO HAVE A VOICE, SUCH AS ANDERSON, THE SAME THING WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN.
ANDERSON'S SYMPATHY DOESN'T DO ANYONE ANY GOOD UNTIL HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES START A DIALOGUE
ON THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROLIFERATION OF GUNS IN AMERICA. ALL IT DOES IS PERPETUATE THE SAME GREED AND VIOLENCE, GREED AND VIOLENCE, AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
WHERE WILL IT BE NEXT TIME?