Friday, April 29, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 and Anderson Cooper on The Chew & The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, April 29, 2016


With Anderson Cooper away on assignment this weekend, John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair.  Most of the program centered on politics, but Berman ended the program with a taped piece talking to Anderson about his documentary, "Nothing Left Unsaid" that aired on CNN following AC360:

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Anderson also spoke to Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room:

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Anderson appeared on The Chew this morning cooking with Mario Batali.  Anderson's chopping skills may need some work!

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Anderson has a story on 60 Minutes on Sunday:


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From 60Minutes.com :

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Company accused of making faulty protective equipment for Ebola sold gear to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile for medical supplies. Halyard Health denies allegations. Says no one was ever harmed by its product

2016 Apr 29
A company accused of supplying faulty protective equipment to hospitals during the most recent Ebola outbreak also sold the equipment to the U.S. government's Strategic National Stockpile for use in future outbreaks and emergencies, Anderson Cooper reports this week on 60 Minutes. The story airs this Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Cooper's investigation focuses on Halyard Health's MICROCOOL Surgical Gown, which is supposed to meet a rigorous industry standard known as AAMI Level 4, meaning it is impermeable, so that blood and body fluids containing dangerous viruses like Ebola can't get through. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended AAMI Level 4 gowns for use during the Ebola outbreak.

But 60 Minutes reports that when the government's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health commissioned tests of MICROCOOL gowns produced in 2014 for the national stockpile, there were some sleeve seam failures in three out of four batches tested.

Bernard Vezeau, Halyard's former global strategic marketing director for MICROCOOL, tells Anderson Cooper the MICROCOOL gowns didn't consistently meet industry standards.

"They would leak when we pressure tested them," Vezeau says, "especially in the seams."

California attorney Michael Avenatti shows Cooper a December 2012 laboratory test report of MICROCOOL gowns, commissioned by one of Halyard's competitors, Cardinal Health. According to the report, 77 percent of the gowns tested failed the industry-recognized test on one or both sleeves.

Avenatti represents hospitals that are suing Halyard Health in civil court for fraud. "Forget about the civil liability," he tells 60 Minutes. "This is criminal conduct."

But Chris Lowery, the Chief Operating Officer of Halyard Health, tells Cooper the test commissioned by Cardinal Health is an "extreme outlier" that is not consistent with the company's own laboratory tests.

Lowery says the allegations against the company "aren't based in the facts...We get less than one complaint for every million gowns sold. And... we've never received even one report of a health care professional contracting an infection as a result of a flaw in our product."

Halyard Health was a division of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation until it was spun off into a separate company in November 2014. The government's Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies is maintained by the CDC.

Anderson Cooper's investigation was produced by Andy Court and Sarah Fitzpatrick.



Anderson Cooper was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday night.  (The segment was taped Thursday afternoon.)  Enjoy!

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A couple of paparazzi shots were posted on JustJared.com :



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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 & Anderson's Very Busy Thursday, April 28, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  Most of the program was devoted to politics, but there was a 360 Bulletin and a segment on the investigation into Prince's death.  The program ended with a segment on Dennis Hastert:

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Anderson appeared with Brooke Baldwin on Newsroom today to talk about CNN airing the HBO documentary, Nothing Left Unsaid:

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After AC360 Anderson appeared on The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly to talk about his book and documentary, the political season and the opening on Live!:

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Anderson and Gloria's appearance on WWHL with Andy Cohen aired at 11pmET:

WWHL Part 1:
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WWHL Part 2:
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WWHL Part 3:

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Anderson brought Lilly along:



WWHL After Show Part 1:

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WWHL After Show Part 2:

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Tomorrow (Friday) Anderson has scheduled appearances on The Chew and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!  Mr. Cooper is a busy man!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  Much of the two hours was spent on The Donald.   A couple of segments caught our attention and not necessarily for good reasons.  The first was with David Gergen and Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (Ret.) discussing The Donald's foreign policy speech today.  We once looked forward to the wise counsel of Gergen, but now he seems totally in Trump's corner and never misses a chance to take a swing at President Obama.  Thankfully, Hertling was on to point out the at times incoherent rambling the The Donald touted as a foreign policy speech.

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Next up was a segment on Trump accusing Hillary Clinton on playing "The Woman Card" and AC360 had on Trump supporter Clueless Kayleigh who just makes us do a head desk.  And as per usual, Anderson gave her the last word.

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In the second hour there was a panel on the path for Clinton and Trump after last night and Christine Quinn was brought in and she gave Clueless Kayleigh push back on "The Woman Card."

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The program ended with a story on the sentencing of Former Speaker of The House, Dennis Hastert today.  This was the lead story on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, but was given 4 minutes and 24 seconds on a two hour AC360 and Anderson complained about the story being swept under the rug.   This has been in the news for over a year and there has been a lot of coverage in the Chicago media across many platforms for the last month.  If CNN could pull their eyes away from Trump's every move and covering his every sneeze, perhaps Anderson wouldn't be surprised by the story?  Here's the segment that was obviously taped earlier in the day as Anderson is wearing a different tie when speaking to Jeff Toobin.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Anderson Cooper on Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Anderson Cooper was in CNN's Washington DC Bureau for Super Tuesday 4 coverage.  Coverage began for Anderson at 5pmET with Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room and continued through the 1amET hour.    Anderson spent his time moderating giant panels about the results of the primaries in 5 states.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, April 25, 2016


Anderson Cooper was back in the AC360 anchor chair and anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  Much of the program was devoted to the remaining Republican presidential candidates, but towards the end of the second hour there was a segment on Prince being celebrated in a private funeral and what Prince's religion meant to him:

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and the final segment of the program was about new developments in the Ohio slayings:

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With tomorrow night being Super Tuesday #5 it will be at least Wednesday before we get any more non-political news on AC360.


Just Jared had a few photos of Anderson at his book signing at Bookends Bookstore in N.J. on Sunday:



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Friday, April 22, 2016

Anderson Cooper on April 22, 2016

Anderson Cooper received Yale's Undergraduate Lifetime Achievement Award today and the very capable John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair.


CNN posted some videos of Anderson eating and talking with Anthony Bourdain about the new season of Parts Unknown which new season begins Sunday:


Anthony Bourdain and Anderson Cooper talk about the cuisine of the Philippines. "Parts Unknown" goes to the Philippines Sunday at 9 p.m.

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Anthony Bourdain challenges Anderson Cooper to taste some of the hottest dishes at Mission Chinese Food in New York City.

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Anderson "re-tweeted" the above tweet with a link to an iTunes podcast promoting his book.


And speaking of promoting The Rainbow Comes and Goes, in addition to the two signings in the greater NYC area Sunday, Anderson will be in Rogers, Arkansas at WalMart tomorrow (Saturday) morning.  The following was posted to Twitter today:


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, April 21, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio and devoted the entire two hours to the sad news of Prince's death today.  Anderson opened the program with the following overview:

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Anderson referenced the private Prince concert he attended a few times during tonight's broadcast.   While guest co-hosting on October 14, 2008 on Live with Regis and Kelly,  during host chat Anderson goes into greater detail.  The Prince story starts about 5 minutes in:

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  The program was mostly a rehash of last night's NY primary and what the results mean going forward.  Also covered in the second hour was a segment on the charges in the Flint Water Crisis, the flooding in Houston and Anderson did a report on Harriett Tubman coming to the $20 bill!

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From PageSix yesterday:

Anderson Cooper up for Michael Strahan’s ‘Live’ seat

After ABC News President James Goldston announced in a memo Tuesday that former New York Giants star Michael Strahan would exit “Live With Kelly and Michael” to move full-time to “Good Morning America,” speculation immediately began over who will take his role.

Sources told Page Six on Tuesday that Ripa’s close pal Anderson Cooper is now the front-runner to replace Strahan, who came on as co-host with Kelly Ripa in 2012 after Regis Philbin retired in 2011. The show had tried out a string of guest hosts at the time including Cooper, Seth Meyers, Neil Patrick Harris, Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos and Jeff Probst.

Sources added on Tuesday that Ripa’s other BFF, Bravo’s Andy Cohen, was among those who also want the gig and “The phones were already ringing . . . every agent out there wants to get their client a shot at that seat.”

Cooper’s contract situation at CNN puts him in a prime position to take over. In 2011, “Anderson had just signed a deal to do his own daytime show,” ruling him out of the “Live” job, an insider said. His syndicated show ran till 2013, “so he has experience doing daily daytime.” Cooper’s CNN contract reportedly ends after the election.

But an ABC source said that “Live With Kelly and Michael” will look to replace Strahan “in the fall with the start of the new season. They had a lot of fun with it last time . . . It took about 10 months before they settled on Michael.” Strahan will leave over the summer.

Ripa reportedly was “blindsided” by Strahan’s departure. The network source told us, “The plan was for there to be more time between telling Kelly and the announcement. But the story leaked, the timeline got crunched.”

A different TV pro explained Ripa was keeping the troops together behind the scenes after the surprise announcement: “She was on for a long time before he showed up. He thought he was the strength of the show.” Yet another insider said Ripa “is the queen bee of the show, always has been.” More reason she might replace Strahan with a close pal. Reps didn’t comment.

(Please click on link for original article.  Also of note, there seems to be some drama going on over at the Live set.  Kelly Ripa wasn't on air today and is reportedly not returning until next Tuesday at the earliest.)


If you are in the greater NYC area, Anderson tweeted about a couple of book signings this Sunday:



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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Anderson Cooper joined Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room, anchored a special edition of AC360 and then co-anchored CNN's New York Primary election coverage until 2amET.  It was all political/primary coverage for hours on end.


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Monday, April 18, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, April 18, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the CNN Washington DC Bureau.  Much of the two hours was spent on politics with the floods in Houston and the earthquake in Ecuador receiving one combined segment towards the end of the second hour.  There were a couple of interesting Democratic panels.  From the first hour:

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The program ended with a segment on Adrianne Haslet completing the Boston Marathon today:

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Anderson was a guest on The Howard Stern Show Monday morning.  They posted a few clips where Anderson discussed CNN Town Halls and not voting among other things.

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And Anderson posted another picture of his new puppy, Lilly to his IG account Sunday night:
 

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, April 15, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  The hour's topics consisted of Bernie Sanders release of his 2014 tax return, Donald Trump's complaints over delegates, John King breaking down the numbers and a lion tamer who was killed at a US zoo today.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday, April 14, 2015


Anderson Cooper anchored a two hour AC360 Post Debate Special from 11pm-1amET.   Chris Cuomo was in the anchor chair for the AC360 Pre-Debate program as Anderson and his mother were in conversation at the 92nd Street Y at 8pmET.   Both programs were all politics centering on the Debate hosted by CNN.



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