Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Anderson Cooper Live from Houston, TX on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Anderson Cooper was Live in Houston, TX!  He did a live shot during the second hour of The Situation Room, anchored AC360 in the 8pmET hour, did live shots during Cuomo Prime Time and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, then anchored another live edition of AC360 in the 11pmET hour.

On The Situation Room:

AC360 at 8pmET:

Opening report and Anderson's interview with Mayor Becky Ames, Beaumont, TX:

Anderson talks with Martin Savidge and Drew Griffin about rescues, Lt. Gen Russel Honore and Jon Connors of Team Rubicon:

Anderson speaks with Ryan Nobles and Chief Art Acevedo of the Houston Police Department:

Anderson speaks with Frankie Aziz whose relatives were stranded and Brian Todd about volunteer rescuers:

Anderson speaks with Logan Wheat who took video of the flooded interstate and with Rodger Lee Jordan and Lindsey Jordan Gay, who lost their father in the flood:

Randi Kay reports on rescue efforts and Anderson interviews NOLA Mayor, Mitch Landrieu.

There's a report by Ryan Nobles and Anderson updates on the ongoing rescue of Frankie Aziz's family before throwing to Chris Cuomo:

On Cuomo Prime Time:

On CNN Tonight with Don Lemon:

AC360 at 11pmET
Opening reports from Martin Savidge and Ryan Nobles:

Meteorologist report & Reunion story for Frankie Aziz:

Anderson's report and interview with Sheriff Ed Gonzalez & Anderson's "Big Friggin' Truck" rescuer, Chris Ginter:

Anderson's interview with Jeremiah Johnston who escaped the rising floodwaters with his wife and 3 kids & interviews with Lt. Gen. Russel Honore & Bill King a former Houston Mayoral Candidate:

Anderson's interview with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) Texas:

A report by Gary Tuchman on animal rescues followed by a discussion with Anderson:

And the program closed with a little gospel music:

There were several photos of Anderson posted to Instagram:



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Jaanza said...

I was surprised to see Anderson back on 360. When Hurricane Katrina started, Anderson was on vacation, somewhere in Europe I think. Anderson came back partly because Katrina was an incredibly big deal and partly because he was so familiar with the Mississippi coast and New Orleans. His father lived for several years in New Orleans, his family is from Mississippi (and some still live there) and used to take him and his brother on vacation on that coast. But I didn't think Anderson would come back for Harvey and Houston because he didn't have personal ties to the area. Anyway, it was good to see him doing field reporting again.

Anderson's 360 on Wednesday was entirely about the flood. He started with an overview, an interview with Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames, a Q&A with Martin Savidge shortened by bad audio, a talk with Drew Griffin and then a discussion with retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore and Jack Connor. The topic was pretty much the same in every case: the floods and the rescues. However, I have to give big points to Griffin and his crew for saving an old man from a floating and soon to be submerged pickup truck.

I missed the start of the second segment and Anderson's interview with Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo regarding the flood and the rescues.

Again I missed the start of the segment and again for the same reason - I was watching Hayes. Anderson was talking to local guy Frankie Aziz trying to rescue relatives. Anderson also spoke with Brian Todd about the flood and the rescues.

Hate to sound like a broken record but I missed the start of the fourth segment because of Hayes. So I missed the start of Anderson's interview with local guy Logan Wheat. The second half of this segment was an interview with two members of the Jordan family who had lost their dad because of the floods.

The last segment had Randi Kaye's report on the National Guard and ordinary folks rescuing people from the floods. Then Anderson interviewed New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about floods, rescues and recovery. The show ended with a short Q&A with Ryan Nobles in Orange TX about the flood and the rescues there.

An excellent 360 if the only thing you wanted to hear about was floods and rescues. Hayes had a wider variety of news and that's why I was watching him so often. Despite the fact that these are real people and real lives, I must have a short attention span because for me a whole hour of nothing but flood and rescue became redundant.

Unknown said...

Bout time they had AC to real journalism again...

Unknown said...

He's not as buff as he used to be circa 2007-2011.