Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Live from the DNC


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from inside the Democratic National Convention Hall in Philadelphia, PA. He began on air coverage with Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room and after AC360 was part of CNN's convention coverage through the midnight ET hour.

Anderson tweeted about an article he referenced:

And posted the following photo to his IG account:



A fan photo:



And it was posted today that Anderson will co-host Live with Kelly on Monday and Tuesday of next week:




AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast


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4 comments:

Jaanza said...

For Wednesday's CNN coverage of the DNC, I watched from roughly from 8 pm to 10 pm (like yesterday). Again, most of the time was on the speakers and videos of the convention. In the two hours, Blitzer & Tapper & Dana Bash got about 4 or 5 minutes and Anderson & the panel got 10 or 11 minutes. To make this post shorter than yesterday's, I won't list all of the speakers.

Starting at 8 (EST), the subject was gun violence. There were a number of speaker all across the board (family members, victims, police) culminating in the speech from former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Then a few minutes with the panel; David Axelrod, Gloria Borger and Micheal Smerconish spoke well about the speeches and the personal experiences of those speakers. It felt like Anderson cut that kind of talk short so he could speak to Van Jones about the next topic at the convention - national security.

My favorite speech of the next segment was from retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral John Hudson. Google it or YouTube it just find it and watch, it's really good. Second place goes to Vice President Joe Biden; Blitzer and Tapper summed up Biden's speech. Tapper called the speech Biden's "swan song", theorizing Biden will be leaving politics when his term is over but I hope not. I'd love it if Biden returned to politics somehow. On the panel Axelrod praised Biden's connections to the working class and middle class. Borger, Smerconish, Ana-Malika Henderson and Jones also had good things to say about Biden. Jeffrey Lord brought up Apple's "1984" commercial and wrongly said it was broadcast during the Olympics. I didn't get his point because both DH and I talked about that commercial. It was aired during the Super Bowl, as Begala pointed out to Lord. Fellow ATAers, what was Jeffy's point?
The panel was abruptly cut so CNN could broadcast former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's speech. Another great speech, if you haven't seen it yet find it and watch.

After Bloomberg's speech, Blitzer called it "a blistering attack on Donald Trump" and repeated some of the best lines. Tapper said this speech was geared towards the Independents at home and repeated some more of Bloomberg's remarks. Dana Bash pointed out that Bloomberg is a billionaire and a NYC businessman just like Trump (Trump a billionaire? Only his unseen tax returns know for sure). At the panel Axelrod and Smerconish said Bloomberg targeted his speech well. More comments from Borger, Henderson and Jones before Axelrod talked about the chanting that interrupted a few speeches.
Fellow ATAers, what that tweet Anderson read the Ben Smith one in today's ATA post?
Jeffy Lord complained about Bloomberg's political past, being "all over the place" because Bloomberg was a Democrat and a Republican and is now an Independent. Jeffy said Bloomberg should be consistent. Beagle and Jones responded, loved Jones telling jeffy "you're guy is a crock".

I had other things to do and left the TV during the video "introducing Tim Kaine". I'll watch Obama's speech later.

ATA, thanks for the extras in today's post. I'm surprised Anderson's hosting the Kelly show next week although maybe it's a welcome change of pace and tone compared to the political conventions.

aries moon said...

Wonderful, uplifting speech by President Obama - he made an excellent case for electing Hillary Clinton and he spoke about American ideals and the basic decency of the people here. Trump and the GOP run counter to that. VP Biden, Michael Bloomberg gave very effective speeches that took down Trump (whose gone even more unhinged than usual).

Anderson's still apparently enamored with Trump's plainspoken or stupidly spoken style and thinks it's 'charming', however, AC can afford to think that way because a Trump presidency probably won't have an effect on someone so wealthy, but the rest of us don't find him charming in the slightest--more like deranged and dangerous. To be fair, AC did have some criticism of Trump and pointed out some of his hypocrisy and inconsistencies. Gloria Borger got a good final word in when she told Jeff Lord that CNN polls show that a majority of voters want Trump to show his tax returns--Lord was trying to say that no one cares about that issue except for the media. Wrong.

Anonymous said...

WHILE I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST CHELSEA, I DO NOT THINK SHE SHOULD BE INTRODUCING HER MOTHER.
I DON'T THINK IVANKA SHOULD HAVE INTRODUCED THE DUNCE, BUT IN HER CASE, THEY HAD
TROUBLE FINDING PEOPLE WHO COULD ACTUALLY SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT A RED NECK DUNCE.
CHELSEA SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED HER FATHER OR BILL SHOULD BE INTRODUCING HILLARY. FOR ME, THE ENTIRE CONVENTION IS TOO DRAWN OUT. BY THE TIME HILLARY SPEAKS, AFTER MICHELLE WOWED US,
AND OBAMA CHARMED US, EVEN IF YOU'RE A HILLARY FAN, AS I AM, IT BECOMES A BIG "SO WHAT."
WOLF AND TAPPER TRIED VERY HARD THIS AFTERNOON TO SAY THAT "A LOT WAS RIDING ON HILLARY'S APPEARANCE,
AND WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY. NO, IT MATTERS NOT.
MOST PEOPLE I KNOW HAVE MADE UP THEIR MINDS. HILLARY COULD RECITE THE ALPHABET AND WE'D SAY
SHE DID WELL. AND DUMB DONALD, AS HARRY REID CALLED HIM, COULD RECITE THE ALPHABET, BUT HE
JUST DOESN'T KNOW IT. HE WAS ABSENT THAT DAY AND DECIDED HE DIDN'T NEED TO LEARN IT IN ORDER TO TWEET.

Anonymous said...

HILLARY DID GOOD AND SHE HAD THE "FIRE IN HER BELLY," THAT SHE NEEDED, AND SO DID THE ENTHUSIASM OF HER AUDIENCE, AN ENTHUSIASM THAT WAS NOT APPARENT FOR HER OPPOSITION, NOT THAT
THE DUMB OX NOTICED, OR CNN FOR THAT MATTER.
AND SHE LOOKED GOOD IN WHITE. YES, FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT "WHAT HILLARY WORE, AND HOW SHE WORE IT, AND TO NIGHT SHE WORE IT WELL.
HILLARY BROKE THE GLASS CEILING, BUT AS WOMEN, WE WILL ALWAYS BE, NOT ONLY GRATEFUL, BUT ASKING
"SO WHAT WAS SHE WEARING?"
SHE WOWED US FOLKS, AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS.