Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Anderson Cooper Live from Orlando, FL on Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Anderson started his TV day on New Day this morning:

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He co-anchored Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin from 2-4pmET.

Feisty Anderson showed up for an interview with Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi:

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Some survivors still in the hospital spoke at a press conference today and Anderson talks to Sanjay Gupta:
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More survivor stories from the hospital press conference and a friend remembers Eddie Sotomayor:

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Volunteers help shooting victims' families:

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A political segment on President Obama and Hillary Clinton's speeches today:

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Another segment on survivor stories from those still hospitalized and a discussion with Sanjay:

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Anderson leads discussion on will the mass shooting cause renewed fear in the gay community:

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Anderson anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360.

After bringing us up to date on the developments into the investigation of the shooting, Anderson spoke to the brother of a survivor who is still hospitalized and in intensive care:

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Anderson replayed his interview with FL AG Pam Bondi and added a little message at the end:

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Anderson spoke with the mother of Christopher Leinonen who was a victim in a very emotional interview.  Some news outlets reported Leinonen and his partner who was also victim, will have a joint funeral instead of the wedding they were hoping for.

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Anderson spoke with two survivors:

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A report on a survivor who said the guilt of being a survivor is heavy and Anderson talks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta:
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Anderson speaks to Brooke Baldwin about an interview she did with a first responder and with Gary Tuchman about his interview with the brother of one of the victims:

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Anderson interviewed Regina Hill, Orlando City Commissioner, about how Orlando is staying strong:
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Remembering all 49 victims:

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And Anderson spoke with Don Lemon for a few minutes at the start of CNN Tonight:

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NOTE:  There were a couple of political segments on tonight's AC360 but we didn't clip them as we felt tonight's AC360 was more about remembering the victims and survivor stories.


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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

Here's my rundown on the first hour of 360:

Tuesday's show started with news on the Orlando killer; the FBI/police are investigating his past and what his wife and family knew before the attack. Anderson talked to Pamela Brown and Drew Griffin about the details. Later it was Ari Soufan and Art Roderick for more info and the terrrorism/ISIS element.

The segment on survivors focused on Jeff Rodriguez, the texts he sent from Pulse and his condition in the hospital. Anderson interviewed Jeff's brother Santos on what happened to Jeff and how the family is coping.

Just to be chronological, the clip from Obama's speech blasting Trump should have been first and then Trump's speech responding to what Obama said. Dana Bash's report started with '...President Obama...uncharacteristically angry...from someone who prides himself on remaining calm...' Really? After seeing Trump in his clip riled up WAY more than Obama? Bash's report included a clip from Hillary Clinton's speech. Anderson talked to Bash and David Gergen. Too much time was spent talking about using the phrase "radical Islam". However there was topic change and Bash pointed out Trump's flip-flop regarding supporting the LGBT community. The segment ended with the brief news of Hillary's win in the D.C. primary.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, while not exactly flip-flopping on LGBT, in his statement of sympathy about the Orlando shooting never mentioned most of the victims were LGBT. Anderson took this point to FL Attorney General Pam Bondi, specifically the charge of hypocrisy when expressing sympathy and solidarity with the Orlando shooting victims but at the same time arguing against same-sex marriage. Anderson asked her several good questions. Bondi spun, dodged, webbled and wobbled in her replies.
The only thing that would have made this more perfect is if Anderson asked Bondi about dropping the investigation into Trump U after Trump donated to her PAC.

The last segment of the first hour was "Remembering the Victims". Anderson interviewed Christine Leononin (sp?) about the death of her son Christopher at Pulse. It was a touching interview; Jeff sounds like he was a great guy. Anderson held Christine's hand during the interview and at the end they hugged.
I don't think anything in the second hour could have topped that but will try to find the time tomorrow to watch the second hour videos ATA has kindly posted here.

aries moon said...

Florida AG Pam Bondi is a hypocrite and Anderson made sure he had all the facts to back him up in proving it--one of AC's better moments as a reporter.

AC's interview with the mother of one of the Orlando shooting victims was heartfelt and moving--he held her hand and hugged her--she had so much strength--maybe it hasn't fully hit her yet--it's amazing how some people can function after experiencing such a terrible tragedy.

The discussion between AC and his LGBT CNN colleagues gave AC an opportunity to talk about the difficulties that many in the LGBT community still face when it comes to showing affection in public--it's a rare thing for AC to be as open as he was in this particular segment but it was refreshing and honest.

On a political note, it was great seeing an angry, feisty President Obama and a sharp and measured Hillary Clinton ripping apart Trump. David Gergen sounded as dense as Trump when he was blathering on about how the president won't make a bigger issue of the term radical Islam--not sure how someone supposedly intelligent like Gergen could miss the bigger point the president clearly laid out as to why he thought there was too much importance being put on that term. Never figured I'd hear Gergen say that Trump made a solid point against the President--clearly Gergen will stop at nothing to find some way of criticizing POTUS, even if that means he has to debase himself saying the vile bigot TRUMP is making sense. Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

PERSONALLY, I FIND NO SOLACE IN ANDERSON'S CONDOLENCES TO THE RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS.
THIS WASN'T AN ENVIRONMENTAL TRAGEDY LIKE A HURRICANE OR AN EARTHQUAKE WHERE PEOPLE LOST THEIR
HOMES AND THEIR FAMILIES. THIS IS AN ACT OF VIOLENCE THAT POSSIBLY COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.
THESE PARENTS SHOULD GET ANGRY AND SHOW THAT ANGER BY DEMONSTRATING BECAUSE "ALL LIVES MATTER."
AFTER HEARING THE POTUS SPEAK YESTERDAY, DEFENDING HIS TERMINOLOGY OF WHO DID WHAT, I GOT ANGRY. THIS WILL BE PART OF THE OBAMA LEGACY, THAT THIS PRESIDENT, WHO I RESPECT AND LIKE, DID NOTHING ABOUT GUN CONTROL
YES, I KNOW IT WAS THE GOP THAT STOPPED HIM, BUT THERE WERE OPENINGS AND THERE WERE DEMOCRATS
WHO WOULD HAVE PASSED SOME FORM OF GUN CONTROL AFTER NEWTON, AND OBAMA SADLY MISSED THAT OPPORTUNITY, AND NOW THIS MADNESS IS OCCURRING REPEATEDLY. THIS WILL BE THE NEGATIVE PART OF HIS
LEGACY. HE IS FAR TOO PROFESSORIAL. BUSH W. LIKED TO BE CALLED THE "ENFORCER." HE ACTED FIRST AND THOUGHT ABOUT IT LATER AND THAT BECAME A JOKE.
PRESIDENT OBAMA IS TOO CAUTIOUS AND LESS DECISIVE AND THAT IS A MAJOR FLAW.
THE DUCK OFFERED TO SPEAK TO THE NRA. NOTHING WILL COME OF IT, BUT WHY DIDN'T OBAMA TRY THIS TACTIC?
ENOUGH OF THIS SOLEMNESS AND REMORSE AND HAND WRINGING. I'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE AND IT
IS BORING.