Saturday, September 09, 2017

Anderson Cooper Live from Fort Myers, FL on Saturday, September 9th, 2017


Anderson Cooper began co-anchoring with Chris Cuomo in the 12noon ET hour and continued on air for 6 hours, the last three with John Berman as his co-anchor.  Anderson had moved to Fort Myers while Chris and John were in Miami.

In the 1pmET hour, Anderson interviewed Ross Webb, a Ft. Myers resident who is not evacuating:



In the 4pmET hour, coming off a break Anderson forgot the name of the hurricane!  Too much time on air on too little sleep?  He spoke to Ron Magill, the communications director for the Miami Zoo about keeping the animals safe:


He also spoke to Randi Kaye about a shelter they had passed while traveling from Miami to Fort. Myers with a line lasting for hours:




After a couple hour break (dinner and a nap?), Anderson was back on air anchoring the next three hours of CNN's Newsroom from 8pm - 11pm ET.  Anderson did say that after the broadcast he was headed North to Tampa for tomorrow's coverage.   There is a three hour edition of AC360 scheduled for 7pm to 10pm ET and Anderson is scheduled for more Newsroom coverage from 12 noon to 3pmET, but as with today schedules change along with the hurricane.  Much of Anderson's coverage today was giving updates on the storm and talking to CNN anchors and reporters scattered throughout Florida and those in the weather center.  As we sort through all the video we may post more, but if you have a request, please leave it in comments.  Thank you!



Some posts of Anderson from Instagram:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Anderson and his crew also posted to their Instagram accounts:

 





And some Instagram videos from Anderson and his producer:






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2 comments:

Jaanza said...

ATA, thanks for all the videos and photos. I have not been able to watch CNN's hurricane coverage because of normal life here. I read two days ago that Anderson was going to Key West but I guess that was just a rumor (this was on an internet chat site).
I'm always glad to see photos of Anderson with fans because that makes me believe I could do the same. My last chance was in 2008 when my city - Saint Paul - had the Republican Convention. I tried to get there the Wednesday of the Convention but traffic snarls and security measures made it impossible to get anywhere close to the convention center.
And that was a darn shame because my state isn't known for often having big important news that draws reporters from all over like Anderson and like a hurricane.

With climate change and rising seas maybe one day Minnesota will get a hurricane. Then I'll be sure to meet Anderson even if I have to paddle to him in an inner tube.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA: PLEASE REMAIN CALM. YOU DON'T WANT A HURRICANE OF ANY KIND JUST TO MEET ANDERSON.
I DID AT HIS BOOK SIGNING, YEARS AGO, AND IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW BETTER YOU WOULDN'T HAVE NOTICED HIM. HE IS BUILT LIKE HIS MOTHER, SMALL BONED AND HE ADDRESSED THE CROWD AT BARNES AND NOBLES IN NYC BY STANDING ON WOODEN BOX TO REACH THE MICROPHONE.
I WAS NOT IMPRESSED, BUT DID ENJOY THE EVENT ANYWAY, AND I WOULDN'T DO IT AGAIN.
I DON'T WANT ANY CATASTROPHIC WEATHER EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN ORDER TO SEE ANDERSON COOPER.
HE WOULD SAY "HI AND BYE IN THE SAME SENTENCE, AND HIS FAMOUS: "SO HOW DOES THIS MAKE YOU FEEL?" (VERY WET AND ANXIOUS)
AT THE BOOK SIGNING HE SMILED AND SAID: "THANKS FOR COMING." AFTER THREE HOURS OF WAITING I
THANKED MYSELF, AND LEFT.
WELL THE HURRICANE MADE LAND FALL IN TAMPA AS A CATEGORY 2....WHY DO I GET THE FEELING IRMA ISN'T WHAT THEY WERE EXPECTING....AND THAT IS A GOOD THING.