Friday, September 29, 2017

Anderson Cooper 360 Live From San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, September 29, 2017


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 in the 8pm and 9pmET hours from San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

8:00PM ET:
Anderson opened the program with an overview:

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Sanjay Gupta had a report and then Anderson spoke with Sanjay and Ret Lt. Gen. Russel Honore:

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Anderson and Ivan Watson both had reports from towns outside of San Juan and then discussed what they had seen:

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Anderson spoke with the Mayor of  San Juan who is pleading for more help:

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Anderson ended the 8pmET hour with an interview with Chef Jose Andres:

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There were also a couple reports on HHS Secretary Price resigning amid his use of private jets at a huge cost to tax payers.

9:00PM ET:

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8 comments:

aries moon said...

Excellent reporting and interviewing by AC in Puerto Rico.

Jaanza said...

It's Anderson doing field reporting directly from San Juan, Puerto Rico! If HHS Sect. Tom Price hadn't resigned today, Friday's 360 would have been entirely about Puerto Rico.

Anderson started with an overview on how terrible things are on the island and clips of Trump saying things were "going really well". However, Anderson's talk with Ryan Nobles was all about Price resigning, the private jets scandal, the puny reimbursement Price offered ($50K out of $1M), other White House officials who have resigned and still other Cabinet members who have taken expensive private jets (Mnuchin, Zinke, Pruitt). Then back to Puerto Rico and another clip of Trump "...we have done an incredible job considering..." and a clip of the Acting DHS Secretary cheerleading the federal government's fantastic response, calling it "...a good news story". This was followed by a clip of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz "...this is NOT a good news story" and explaining why. Anderson talked to Sanjay Gupta who also had a report on the medical situation; some supplies are getting through but way more is needed. Lt. Gen. Russel Honore was brought in for more details on what is needed, getting supplies distributed, the crippling gas shortage and getting people back to work.

Anderson had his own report on the gas shortages and Ivan Watson had one specifically on the town of Florida, Puerto Rico and how people there are struggling and the lack of adequate federal government help.

San Juan Mayor Cruz wore a black t-shirt with the words "Help us We are Dying" in white letters on the front for her interview with Anderson. She talked about the reality of what is going on in Puerto Rico, the lame government response and what is still needed. Cruz and her family are still in a shelter. The Mayor also wanted to educate certain people that Puerto Rican ARE Americans and looks forward to her island recovering.

The resignation of Tom Price got its own segment. Anderson spoke with Don Diamond of Politico and Amanda Carpenter. Most of it we've heard before from Nobles but here there was time to point out Price's hypocrisy.

In the last segment of the first hour Anderson interviewed Jose Andres, the celebrity chef who's helping feed people in Puerto Rico.

I'm trying to remember Anderson doing field reporting for non-disaster events. He did go to Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II and I think was still there for the selection of the next Pope. I have not seen Anderson report in London on the marriage of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005 but remember him on a talk show talking about doing that. He said he eventually made fun of several people because of their hats; '...I just made up a story that they had run through a forest and got twigs stuck in their hair...' Did Anderson go to London for Prince Wiliam's marriage? Of course there was Princess Diana's death; Anderson was at ABC at the time and again I did not see any of his reporting but remember him talking about getting yelled at and scolded by some Brits.
Field reporting for happy events for 360 - can anyone think of anything?

Pragya said...

Thank you team for all your updates.
Proud of anderson and CNN. Though a lot of people are attacking him on twitter thanks to dump.

Anonymous said...

JAANZA: YOU ASKED DID ANDERSON EVER DO ANY FIELD REPORTING IN NON DISASTER EVENTS? I CAN HONESTLY SAY, HE SORT OF DID. HE WAS THERE AT TRUMP'S INAUGURAL FOR CNN, REMEMBER BACK IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR WHEN WE ALL THOUGHT WE WERE HIT OVER THE HEAD WITH A SLEDGE HAMMER BECAUSE BOGUS WON. MARIA IS OVER. THE TRUMP DISASTER IS 24/7. IT NEVER STOPS. HE'S ONLY BEEN PRESIDENT FOR 9 MONTHS AND IT FEELS LIKE HE'S BEEN IN "THE DUMP," SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

Anonymous said...

BOGUS HAD THE NERVE TO CALL THE MAYOR OF SAN JUAN A "POOR LEADER." HAS HE LOOKED IN THE MIRROR
LATELY? HE WAS SUPPOSED TO "DRAIN THE SWAMP." HE'S UP TO HIS EYEBALLS IN SLIME AND HE HAS THE
NERVE TO CALL SOMEONE ASKING FOR HIS HELP, A POOR LEADER.
NO BOGUS. THIS ONE IS ON YOU. YOU WIN. YOU TRULY, ARE THE WORST PRESIDENT WE HAVE EVER HAD. THERE'S NO COMPETITION FOR THIS HONOR.

Pragya said...

@jaanza @cappy

anderson has covered all the inaugurals, but I wouldn't count those as just "happy events" they are an integral part of the election cycle and covered by all political reporters

Happy events...hmm.. the Pope's visit counts? The Royal Wedding (he looked miserable) was another, then he went to the Vatican a while back. He does some feel-good stuff for 60 minutes.

Anita Murphy said...

I was wondering how & why the mayor managed to get a custom T-shirt made in the middle of the disaster, if they could provide power to a T-shirt shop why could they not provide power to the hospital??? What is going on???

Jaanza said...

@Anita Murphy - Electricity is not needed if you print on fabric using the screen process. The process can be mechanized and using machines which require electricity and I imagine fabric factories printing many thousands of yards of fabric do it by machine. However, the neighborhood t-shirt printing store most likely screen prints by hand. I'd bet the back forty that's how Mayor Cruz got her custom t-shirt.
Google "screen printing process for t-shirts" if you need more details.

@Pragya and CAPPY - Inaugurations as field reporting? I don't know, being in Washington DC doesn't feel like field reporting. But I would count a Pope's visit as happy reporting.