Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.


One more photo showed up from Anderson's vacation in Myanmar.  This one with cats!



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5 comments:

Jaanza said...

As I said many times before I love Anderson. Unfortunately 360 sucks way too often. Wednesday's 360 had no mention of Trump's statement last Saturday "I know things others don't know" and his statement he would tell us "Tuesday or Wednesday" but there's been zippo from Trump about what he "knows" and no accountability from Anderson on not delivering.
Although I haven't seen every single minute this week (and none of the panels today) I haven't seen Anderson cover the protests planned against Trump on January 21 in Washington D.C. and elsewhere; Maddow spent her first two segments today on this topic. If Anderson covered the planned protests sometime this week, please let me know.

On Wednesday Anderson started with "WSJ: Trump Plans Intelligence Agency Shakeup" with additional news on Trump's dissing intel agencies and reports and his new agreement/alliance with Julian Assange. There was a report by Pamela Brown and a chat with a guy who's name I didn't get. I didn't stay for the panel of Robert Baer, Steven L. Hill and Jeffrey Lord.

Michelle Kosinski reported on the GOP and Pence's plan to repeal Obamacare (the ACA), Dems plans to fight that and the question of what "TrumpCare" will be. A panel of 4 including Lord was introduced and I changed the channel.

Anderson's recap of the fight over Obamacare led the third segment and led into a Miguel Marquez report. It was "Regrets From Coal Country?: Miners Could Lose Black Lung Benefits If Obamacare Is Nixed" and Marquez profiled one struggling mining community with talks to miners, widows and other people.

The protests inside Sen. Jeff Sessions' office against him becoming Attorney General were going on last night but Anderson didn't cover them until today and only as an introduction to Drew Griffin's report. Griffin covered Sessions' failed nomination for Federal Judge under Reagan, his election to the Senate and his pro-KKK anti-NAACP and other racist comments. Anderson talked with William Smith ('I know Sessions, he's not racist') and Angela Rye ('I've never met Sessions but judging by his comments he certainly looks like a racist'). They also argued about Sessions' record on the Voting Rights Act and civil rights.

The last segment of the first hour had the *BREAKING NEWS* of four Chicago men in custody for beating another man. The only reason this got into the show was because the four men streamed video of the beating on Facebook. During Anderson's Q&A with Rosa Flores parts of that video were shown.
Anderson previewed the start of the second hour "Trump vs. Intelligence Community".

ATA, Thanks for the Anderson & guys & cats photo. I like cats and my own Inky would verify that but I can't get excited about this photo. The one with Ben and the puppy was adorable and happy and huggy. The photo with the cats looks awkward and uncomfortable. Anderson's looking at the kitties like they're aliens and is hoping someone else will be the one to shoo them away.

aries moon said...

Jeff Sessions is and always has been a racist--why is anyone even questioning that?

I'm not seeing much enthusiasm for the poor kitties from AC and his friends in that pic--they're observing the cats like they're an alien species! Well, actually they are sometimes, I have a cat and I love her but she can be VERY peculiar!

Pragya said...

Just wanted to say that the last 3 Ridiculist segements have been ON POINT and Wendy's social manager was so thrilled to have Ac play her! And the CNNNYe special was number one once again.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA & ARIES MOON: ISN'T IT STRANGE. I HAD THE EXACT SAME FEELING FROM THAT CAT PHOTO, THAT YOU GUYS DID.
I NEVER THOUGHT ANDERSON LIKED CATS TO BEGIN WITH...AND THOSE POOR CATS IN THE PHOTO
LOOK SO HUNGRY AND THIN. I AM A CAT LOVER. I LOVE ALL ANIMALS BUT I'VE ALWAYS HAD CATS, LIKE A DYNASTY. MY CURRENT ONE IS ABBEY AND YES, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN SHE IS ABRUPT, AND THOSE TIMES WHEN SHE IS COMPLETELY AT LEISURE AND LOVING, BUT THEN AREN'T WE ALL?
YES, JEFF SEESIONS IS A RACIST AND WOULD MAKE A TERRIBLE ATTORNEY GENERAL, BUT I DON'T GET TO VOTE, AND IF I DID, I'D GET RID OF PAUL RYAN FIRST. HE REMINDS ME OF A "BAD KID IN CLASS."
AND AC PLEASE DO US ALL A FAVOR AND GET RID OF JEFF LORD. I'M BEGGING YOU, NO MATTER WHAT IT IS, HE TWISTS AND TURNS EVERY WRONG, TRUMP DOES AND THEN SMIRKS.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THE MATTER WITH OUR PRESIDENT ELECT OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT HE HATES FACTS AND RATIONALIZES EVERYTHING AND HOW IT EFFECTS HIM, AND ONLY HIM.
WHAT AN OUTRAGE THAT WE HAVE TO WATCH HIM TAKE AN OATH OF OFFICE "TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE 'DIVIDED STATES' OF AMERICA, AS THE HYPOCRITE RAISES HIS RIGHT HAND AND SWEARS ON THE BIBLE! HE IS THE FIRST IN COMING PRESIDENT THAT WILL "PROTECT AND DEFEND THOSE INTERESTS THAT CONCERN HIM AND ONLY HIM" AND THAT IS HOW THE OATH SHOULD READ. ANYTHING ELSE IS A FALSEHOOD, LIKE HIS PRESIDENCY. ANDERSON: THIS IS ANOTHER FACT: MORE THAN HALF THE COUNTRY DID NOT VOTE FOR TRUMP: PERIOD.

aries moon said...

@Cappy, that pic of AC and the cats speaks volumes about his indifference towards them and his enormous love for dogs, he's just not into them. I love dogs too, but cats are pretty awesome.

BTW, totally agree with your other comments in your post. Jeff Lord is repulsive and Paul Ryan is a heartless jerk--Obamacare survived a lot of legal challenges over the past few years and that makes it extra disappointing that Ryan will get his dream chance to make life miserable for the poor/elderly/needy.