Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Anderson Cooper Live from Orlando, FL on Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Anderson Cooper and Brooke Baldwin co-anchored Newsroom in the 2pm and 3pmET hours.  In addition to a few update on the investigation and political segments, Anderson spoke with Sanjay Gupta about his visit with the Medical Examiner and then spoke with two members of the Orlando Gay Chorus:

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Anderson also spoke with Scott Maxwell, a columnist with the Orlando Sentinel:

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Anderson was back to anchor an expanded two hour edition of AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours:

Anderson opened the program with the latest on the investigation and then spoke with Orlando's police chief and the police action during the shooting:

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Anderson spoke with Ivan Dominguez whose husband was killed in the Orlando shooting:

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Anderson had a "360 Follow" on his interview with Pam Bondi yesterday given her comments to local media this morning:

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And the first hour ended with Anderson remembering Akyra Murray, the youngest victim of the shooting:
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In the second hour Anderson spoke to two community leaders and then with Sanjay about the medical examiner's comments about the shooting:

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Gary Tuchman interviewed two survivors who lost their good friend and then spoke with Anderson about the interview and segued into an interview with Indhira Acosta with the Victim Service Center regarding survivor guilt:

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Anderson spoke with Rep Seth Moulton about the Dem Filibuster for Gun Control:

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Anderson spoke with Andrew Sullivan via phone on how things had changed over the years for the LGBT community:

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And Anderson ended the program with a Facebook post about the kindness and love shown to a relative of one of the victims on their flight to Florida:

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9 comments:

Jaanza said...

The shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando is still the big story. Anderson talked to Jim Sciutto and Drew Griffin about what the killer's wife and family knew, whether the wife will face charges, the killer's knowledge of guns, his statement about ISIS and if he was gay. Then Anderson spoke about all of these points with Juliette Kayyem and Mark O'Mara. He also interviewed Orlando Police Chief John Mina on the police response to the Pulse shooting.

Anderson interviewed Dan Rodriguez, the husband/widower of Orlando shooting victim Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera; this was the whole second segment.

Today in a radio interview Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi complained about her interview with Anderson yesterday. Bondi believed the entire interview was supposed to be on helping the victims and avoiding charity scams. Anderson said charity scams were mentioned but she was not booked to talk about that. The focus was Bondi's contradictory remarks between the Orlando shooting and her work as AG. There were several Bondi comments from the radio interview; she's doing her best spin and blaming Anderson for the negative backlash her office received. Anderson explained his point-of-view and defended his journalism. The entire Bondi interview from yesterday was replayed; a move I thought was unnecessary and took up too much time. Anderson could have directed interested viewers to the website.

At :46 into the first hour, the Democratic filibuster for gun control laws was finally covered. There was a report on Trump's latest remarks (no guns for those on Terror Watch List but also watch mosques), the latest poll numbers and Hillary Clinton's comments. Surprisingly, Anderson talked to only one pundit, Maggie Haberman, about the political aspect of the Orlando shooting. And that worked out perfectly fine.

The last segment in the first hour, "Remembering the Victims", focused on Akyra Murray, at 18 the youngest who died at Pulse. During the last few moments Anderson showed cards and letters kids gave to police and paramedics.

I didn't watch the second hour but am glad to see the Senate Democrats filibuster get a segment and Anderson interview a sitting congressman. This is something Hayes does far more often while Anderson spends too much time with Panels of Too Many Pundits. Rep. Moulton made some good points. I hope their efforts get a bill passed but, realistically, figure the GOPers in the Senate and House will block any gun control laws just like they have before.

Thanks, ATA, for fixing my posting snafu yesterday.

aries moon said...

Anderson gave an interview in the New York Times about covering Orlando and he insists that he does not want to be an advocate of the gay community but he said he's in a position on his program to determine what kinds of stories he covers and how for a long time in the news business, LGBT related stories rarely were reported and he does feel some responsibility to cover these stories. I guess his non-advocacy stance is one of the reasons why up until now there has been so little LGBT reporting on 360. Was it someone else's idea for AC to cover gay issues on 360 during the years he wasn't out publicly?

CWM84 said...

AC sometime has some weird statements. I mean a black reporter covers stories related to black community right? A woman covers issues related to women all the time. Its odd because it seems AC feels reporters shouldn't do somethings but he does them. He talks about other issues that seem to advocate his interest, this whole gay comments he makes are just odd. He can report and a way to do it without advocating for a cause. We know cable news is about agenda anyway. Fox more republicans, msnbc for libs and CNN is more for libs but allows gop guest on. He just says somethings that are so ofd and complex, like journalist shouldn't vote? What?! Its a job! Voting is a human right and he should vote and I believe does vote. Everyone should vote! I know I wasn't the only one who noticed CNN, 360 ignoring glbt issues. From relgious liberty bills, to gop views to NC bathroom bill. It seems AC did it and CNN has done because of overtly covering everything Trump and the Presidential election. AC should be honest. You care because you are gay, we knew you were gay over a decade ago. We know you csre about gay rights and its ok. He just says some very odd and complex things that make it seem he is a robot and we know its not true. You can be openly gay and report. You can be black and report on inner city struggles or other AA issues. You can be rich and discuss how its like for other folks who have less, like AC has donr over years. He did a story on homeless people. Did he not see the oxymoron there? AC says a lot of things that contradict himself and he should just do a good balanced job talking, moderating, KTH and stop talking about if he is seen as a advocate or conglict of interest. Dude, its cable news. Everyone has opinions, time warner donated a million to Hillary's campaign. Like we know who and what the company has an interest or advocates for by looking at the topics and coverage. AC relax.

CWM84 said...

Idk I stopped reading into AC interviews because he always come off odd on says something that is contradictory...

Anonymous said...

I don't get you, one day you praise AC and the next you tear him down. Why do you cone here anyway, are you tired of theIMDB board? If you don't like CNN, MSNBC or FOX stop watching and read a book. AND ITS LGBT.

CWM84 said...

I have a right to my opinion just like yours. I come here to comment just like you do. I may not be the biggest CNN fan or cable news so maybe I come here to voice opinion on fairness and how journalism should be. If CNN, AC does something I agree on then I give credit. Everyone who post here doesn't have to be a AC fan or a media fan, perhaps I post here to share different points of view. Same rights you have. May I ask why are you on here questioning me? Get a life. GLBT its all the same as long as they are all included. Get a life Anonymus 6-16-16 5:58.

Anonymous said...

FOLKS GAME OVER. OPRAH HAS ENDORSED HILLARY. NO TIME FOR QUARRELING. HER ENDORSEMENT IS BETTER
THAN GOLD.
I TOO READ THE NY TIMES ARTICLE AND EVIDENTLY, ANDERSON DOES HAVE MORE CONTROL OVER CONTENT
THAN WE PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT. OF COURSE HE DOES. HE'S THE FACE OF CNN. SO WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD HE HAVE PANELISTS LIKE BLOND AMBITION? WHY IS HE SO CRITICAL OF OBAMA AND GIVES TRUMP A PASS,
THOUGH AC DID SAY ONCE THAT TRUMP HAD THE LOGIC OF A NINE YEAR OLD WHEN TRUMP SAID: "HE STARTED
IT." (A REFERENCE TO CRUZ'S WIFE)
BE THAT AS IT MAY, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO WAS IN THE NIGHT CLUB. THERE WERE 'INNOCENT PEOPLE' IN
THE NIGHT CLUB ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND THEY WERE SHOT TO DEATH. END OF STORY.
MAYBE, CONGRESS IS FINALLY GETTING THE MESSAGE THAT SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. DON LEMON JUST
INTERVIEWED REPRESENTATIVE NELSON FROM THE "GUNSHINE STATE" KNOWN AS FLORIDA AND A VOTE ON
GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION IS MOVING FORWARD. WILL THIS STOP ALL THE MANIACS FROM GETTING GUNS?
NO, BUT IT IS A START, AND I STILL DON'T CARE WHAT THEIR REASON IS OR WHO THE SHOOTERS ARE. ALL OF THEM ARE PLAIN LOSERS.

aries moon said...

Yes, AC has always been kind of an odd duck. I like him and admire the work he's done, but I don't always understand him or his motivations, but that's probably how he wants it as a reporter.

Nope, AC doesn't seem to care much for President Obama and his administration or Hillary Clinton and I do think he might have a teeny bit of admiration for Trump's non-politician style even though I'm sure AC's smart enough to recognize that Trump's an unqualified fool. He genuinely seems to like K-Lee and Tara Setmayor--I saw his tweets congratulating K-Lee for graduating Harvard and he complimented Setmayor in another tweet. Or maybe Zucker books the panelists and AC's forced to deal with them.

Anonymous said...

I HAD TO SIT DOWN AND LAUGH OUT LOUD, HATE THAT EXPRESSION......BLOND AMBITION GRADUATED FROM
HARVARD?? ALL I CAN SAY IS, SHE'S ONE LUCKY DUMBBELL AND OPPOSITES ATTRACT.
ANDERSON 'EARNED' HIS WAY TO THE TOP AS DID PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HILLARY. ENOUGH SAID ON HOW
BLOND AMBITION GOT TO CNN.