Friday, September 02, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, September 2, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio at 8pmET.

From Variety.com:


Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, Anderson Cooper, Chris Wallace Set as Presidential Debate Moderators
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NBC News anchor Lester Holt will moderate the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, set for Sept. 26.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and Fox News’ Chris Wallace are set to moderate the second and third face-offs between the Democratic and Republican candidates. CBS News correspondent and CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano will preside over the vice presidential debate on Oct. 4.

The Commission on Presidential Debates, the non-partisan org that organizes the events, said that Steve Scully, senior executive producer, White House and political editor for C-SPAN Networks, will serve as back-up moderator for all four debates.

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Holt will be at the helm of the first Clinton-Trump meeting, a debate that is expected to draw unusually high ratings because of the unconventional nature of the 2016 campaign to date. The candidates will meet on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Democratic VP pick Tim Kaine, senator from Virginia, and Republican VP contender Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, will meet at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. The selection of Quijano marks the first time an anchor from a digital news network has been tapped for one of the commission’s debate assignments.

Clinton and Trump will gather again Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis for a debate held in a town-meeting format at Washington University. Cooper and Raddatz, chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of “This Week,” will moderate that session.

The final presidential debate will be held Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, with “Fox News Sunday” anchor Wallace moderating. Wallace marks the first Fox News journalist to be tapped for a national general-election debate in the 20-year history of the cabler.

Wallace said on-air Friday that he was “excited” by the assignment and happy to be the first Fox News journo selected. “That’s quite a statement for our news organization,” he said. He acknowledged that he let it be known that he was interested in the job, but at the same time he asserted “you can’t lobby for it,” given the stature of the blue-ribbon panel that selects the moderators.

“These journalists bring extensive experience to the job of moderating, and understand the importance of using expanded time periods effectively,” said Frank Fahrenkopf and Michael McCurry, co-chairs of the Commission on Presidential Debates. “The formats chosen for this year’s debates are designed to build on the formats introduced in 2012, which focused big blocks of time on major domestic and foreign topics. We are grateful for their willingness to moderate, and confident that the public will learn more about the candidates and the issues as a result.”


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Anderson as a debate moderator, but a little surprised to see Chris Wallace since his old boss is preparing Donald Trump for the debates. If Wallace is going to Moderate then he should be joined by someone from MSNBC for balance, IMO.

I guess the Republicans (especially Jeff Lord and the lawyer that had security clearance during the Reagan administration) forgot how many times Reagan used "I forgot" or "I don't remember" when he was being investigated for some of the many shady things that went on under his administration; like Iran-Contra. I'm glad Jeffrey Toobin pushed back.

Still no mention of Trump's charitable foundation being fined in a pay-for-play with donations to Pam Bondi (Florida's AG) who subsequently dropped the class-action suit on Trump University. I guess Anderson/AC360/CNN is too busy making something out of nothing about the Clinton Foundation to read press on Trump?

Also interesting how Anderson was quick to jump on President Obama's administration for prosecuting people/journalists for wrong doing. While I believe in a free press; they do need to be reigned in when there is clear evidence of breaking the law. Also, interesting how he jumped in to defend Trump's prepared answers for his visit to the black church tomorrow. Pre-interviews are one thing, having someone prepare your answers because you don't have the knowledge of how to relate to a group of people that you are asking for their vote is something else again.

It was nice to see AC360 end on a happy note with the dog rescue in Italy. There was a story on another program of a cat that had been rescued from the rubble after several days as well.

Hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day Weekend!

Anonymous said...

IT WILL INDEED BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW "FAIR AND BALANCED" ANDERSON'S QUESTIONS ARE WHEN
HE MODERATES. I'LL BE LISTENING FOR ANY SOFT BALLS THROWN AT TRUMP, AND HOW MUCH TIME IS ALLOTTED TO EACH OF THE CANDIDATES.
I WILL ALSO BE LISTENING TO SEE IF ANDERSON DOES ANY FOLLOW UPS ON TRUMP, WHETHER HE ALLOWS
TRUMP TO RAMBLE, AS HE HAS DONE IN THE PAST, AND NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION. TRUMP IS GOOD AT
DISTRACTION AND YES, ANDERSON HAS IN THE PAST, ALLOWED TRUMP TO DISTRACT AND NOT ANSWER WHAT
WAS ASKED OF HIM. FAIR IS FAIR AND NOT "TRUMP FAIR."
WE KNOW ALREADY, THAT HILLARY WILL BE THROWN ALL THE HARD BALLS, BUT SHE IS STRONG AND CAPABLE. TRUMP ON THE OTHER HAND, WILL TRY TO WEASEL HIS WAY OUT OF ANYTHING DIFFICULT, LIKE
HIS DATE OF BIRTH.

CWM84 said...

I hope they won't just throw softball questions at Hillary. Ask her about these many scandals, the lies, cover ups, wall street, her ties to middle east countries that pour in money to her, countries that abuse women and execute gays via the law. Ask her why can't recall simple things she did on her emails and didn't know what C stood for? Give me a break Bernie is right, she is not fit and qualified to be President. If these bias mods won't bring it up, Trump certainly will call her out! The mods will try to take out trump no doubt. I Holt and Wallace will be fair. But AC, Martha defintely in Hillary's corner. Just want to Trump confronts Hillary and she stutters or frezzes up lol... he will bring up the corruption, the DNC corruption her ties to KKK, yes her mentor was a formee klansman and her hero founder of planned parenthood wanted to rid the black race. He will bring up her video in 2006 with her hard line approach on mexican illegals. She sounded a lot like Trump in 2006 when it was popular in her party.. of course flip flopped when her party change to open borders and kept allowibg deported people back in to commit crimes, murder, drugs into our country. Will Hillary be able to recall these dates or does she conviently recall what she wants?

Anonymous said...

CWM84 did you see the article in the New York Daily news about Trump selling and renting his properties to Saudi Arabia? The article says access to Middle East market was part of the deal and Trump didn't pay the agent who brokered the deal.

Anonymous said...

SO NOW CNN HAS FIGURED OUT A WAY TO MAKE THE WORD "TIED" SOUND MORE LIKE TRUMP IS AHEAD.
CNN HAS GONE FROM SLANTING THE NEWS IN TRUMP'S DIRECTION TO ACTUALLY LYING ABOUT POLL NUMBERS.
IN A MORE RECENT POLL THEY HAVE TRUMP AHEAD OF HILLARY BY 2% POINTS, BUT TO AVOID LITIGATION,
THEY ALWAYS INCLUDE THE DISCLAIMER: "PLUS OR MINUS A FEW PERCENTAGE POINTS FOR ERROR."
IT IS EITHER A YES OR A NO, BUT IT CAN'T BE BOTH AND THOSE 2% POINTS COULD MEAN A WIN OR A
LOSS FOR EITHER CANDIDATE. SO CNN SHOULD SAY NOTHING, BUT HOW THEN SHALL THEY FILL A 24 HOUR NEWS CYCLE AND STILL GIVE TRUMP THE ADVANTAGE?
AND ACCORDING TO DANA BASH AND JOHN KING, THE UNMARRIED COUPLE, TRUMP IS "THE MORE EXCITING CHOICE FOR VOTERS SO THEY'LL JUST BE A BIGGER TURNOUT. CLINTON IS JUST SO HO-HUM AND BORING."
NOT ONCE HAS CNN UTTERED THE WORD "IGNORANT"IN REFERENCE TO TRUMP. NOT ONCE, AND THIS IS A BELIEVABLE NEWS CHANNEL??