Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pmET hour from Washington, D.C.


Anderson will be Kelly's guest co-host on Monday.



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3 comments:

Jaanza said...

The very first thing Anderson talked about on Wednesday's 360 was Trump's arrival in Washington D.C. Big whoop. He then mentioned George Bush Sr. and his wife Barbara being in the hospital. But the lead story was Obama's last press conference. Anderson had three clips; they dealt with:
1. The role of the press in politics is a good thing
2. Trump as President
3. People are good and have to fight for a better America.
Next Anderson introduced a panel of 7 of the usual pundits. I went to Hayes.

Ivan Perez filed a report on a few of the Trump nominees who had confirmation hearings so far; most of the focus was on HHS nominee Tom Price, his stock market fishiness and his views on ObamaCare. Jeff Zeleny's report focused on Dept. of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, her ideas on school choice, student loans, school accountability, access for disabled students, guns in schools for protection against grizzly bears and her lack of financial disclosures and lots of questions on possible conflicts of interest.

In the next segment Phil Mattingly reported on the Democrats fighting Trump's obviously poor choices for his Cabinet, how they want more time for more vetting and how they could set procedural roadblocks down the line. When the panel started again I switched to Hayes - he was interviewing Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) for a much better and more personal look at Betsy DeVos and the importance of school access for disabled students.

George H.W. Bush, President #41 and 92 years old and his wife Barbara, 91 years old, are both in the hospital in Houston TX. Anderson interviewed some guy over the phone for details and then spoke to Sanjay Gupta and Jamie Ganger for their perspectives.

The last segment was a preview/promo for the CNN special coming up next "The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House". I didn't watch.

I don't know if I will watch Thursday's 360. It could be fun seeing a report on how the Democratic Senators ripped apart Rick Perry, Trump's nominee for the Dept. of Energy who didn't know until a few days ago what the job entailed. But the show could also be 'rah rah Trump' and 'ooooh look it's the big concert at the Lincoln Memorial' even though the "celebrity" line-up performing would be C-list at a county fair. Other news programs (including Hayes) have reported with delight Trump's inability to get A-list stars to come to his inauguration but I don't remember Anderson making a peep about this. Maybe he peeped about it during a second hour?

Pragya said...

The Obama film was actually beautifully done. I have got attached to the outgoing WH staff because of it. And yes I teared up a bit, I confess. It was just a beautiful, sentimental send-off.

AC didn't talk about celebs at all, he discussed the fact that none of the nominees had discussed policy with Trump and some of their conflicts of interest. Then he had a nice short segment with Pfeiffer and Axelrod about Obama's legacy and how vulnerable it is with trump coming in.

I basically posted because I read an interesting article yesterday, which was a fairly recent Zucker piece. In that he said that when he came on to CNN he thought it was too liberal and therefore tried to shift the programming toward the middle. And I think that explains everything that happened in Obama's second term (Zucker's reign.) Because I could not understand how Anderson who had shot to fame because of his criticism of Republicans had suddenly softened on them so much. It was a deliberate move. and I think it is still going on. I feel like the network thinks they are losing viewers to Fox because they are too liberal but I think they are losing viewers to MSNBC because they are not liberal enough. Foz crazies don't look beyond Fox anyway.

Anonymous said...

THE PRESIDENT ELECT, WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS, DID ONE OF 'LOUNGE LIZARD PERFORMANCES,' BEING THE
MASTER OF HYPE AT A DC DONOR DINNER IN HIS HONOR. HE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE AT HOME AT THE MICROPHONE...SENDING PENCE AND HIS WIFE, DRESSED IN A PRIM WHITE COCKTAIL GOWN INTO THE AUDIENCE, AFTER A FORMAL INTRODUCTION O FTHE SOON TO BE FIRST COUPLE. (COULD YOU VOMIT?)
THIS IS WHERE THE FUN STARTS FOLKS, SOMEONE MUST START TO DRESS MELANIA. I KNOW SHE'S OLD ENOUGH TO
DRESS HERSELF, BUT WEARING A MARILYN MONROE SKIN TIGHT, AND I MEAN TIGHT, GOWN TO THIS DINNER, WAS
TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE. AND "HER GIRLS" WERE WEARING HER. NOW DON JUAN MAY LIKE HER LIKE THIS, AND THAT'S FINE, BUT MIDDLE AMERICA, NOT SO MUCH. COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY TASTELESS.
LIKE HER HUSBAND, WHO COULD HAVE WELL SUBSTITUTED FOR A THIRD RATE LAS VEGAS SHOWMAN AT A D LIST SUPPER CLUB. I JUST KEPT SAYING TO MYSELF: OMG, OMG, THIS CANNOT BE TRUE.
DON JUAN PROCEEDED TO INTRODUCE HIS EVER FAITHFUL FAMILY, AND HE JUST "LOVES" HIS SON IN LAW CAUSE "HIS DAUGHTER HAS GOOD TASTE." PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A DREAM AND NOT HAPPENING AND I WILL WAKE UP TOMORROW AND PENCE MIGHT BE PRESIDENT.....I DON'T LIKE HIM, BUT ANYONE, WOULD BE BETTER THAN "THIS TACTLESS, CLUELESS, UNINFORMED CREATURE, THAT WILL NOW BE OUR PRESIDENT FOR REAL.
'PLEASE DEAR LORD MAY THESE NEXT FOUR YEARS GO QUICKLY, AND MAKE US ALL BE BLESSED BY SOMEONE ELSE AS OUR PRESIDENT. AMEN'