Sunday, April 14, 2019

Anderson Cooper Goes Inside Game of Thrones for 60 Minutes

Anderson Cooper went inside the Game of Thrones for 60 Minutes.

Anderson's full report. posted several short Overtime videos.  We combined them into 4 montages.  To see the individual video with narrative, please click here.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Anderson Cooper 360, The Colbert Report & Game of Thrones Preview

Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio and ended the program with a RidicuList.

Anderson & 60 Minutes posted teasers for Anderson's 60 Minutes report on Game of Thrones airing Sunday:

Anderson appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

And after the commercial break the talk turned to Game of Thrones.

Anderson shared photos to his Insatagram on Monday with baby Benjamin.



An Overtime video:

60 Minutes to air exclusive clip from Game of Thrones season 8 premiere 
Anderson Cooper interviews the show's stars and creators and gives viewers a glimpse of the final season's premiere, Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS

It's the beginning of the end for one of television's most successful, expensive and ambitious series. "Game of Thrones" starts its eighth and final season Sunday night, but not before "60 Minutes" goes behind the scenes with its actors and producers to see how it was made. The segment will also include an exclusive clip from the opening episode of the much-anticipated season. Anderson Cooper reports from the fantasy land of Westeros on the next edition of "60 Minutes," Sunday April 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Few television series can match the enormous scale of "Game of Thrones." Its epic storytelling and production is set among an otherworldly collection of characters, settings and story lines. "Game of Thrones" features a multitude of dragons, giants, ruthless villains, complex heroes and massive battle scenes. Over seven seasons, it has attracted an audience of tens of millions worldwide.

Among the highlights of the segment: Cooper visits the set of Castle Black, home of the Night's Watch — protectors of the seven kingdoms of Westeros. He speaks to George R.R. Martin, whose novels form the basis of the series, and to its executive producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff. Actors Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, aka the Mother of Dragons, and Peter Dinklage, the fan favorite Tyrion Lannister, are among the cast members who speak to Cooper about their roles in this cultural phenomenon that's become HBO's biggest hit.

Actor Kit Harington, who plays hero Jon Snow in the series, takes Cooper on a tour of a warehouse in Northern Ireland containing almost every prop and costume from the series, stored like artifacts in a museum of "Game of Thrones" history. Harington and Cooper find elaborate costumes, dragon skulls, dead body dummies and even the head of the beloved character Ned Stark, who was shockingly beheaded at the end of season one.

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Monday, April 01, 2019

Survivors' Network: Anderson Cooper For 60 Minutes, Sunday, March 31, 2019



Overtime - Anderson Cooper speaks the "language of loss":

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Anderson Cooper 60 Minutes Preview, Plus Exras!

Anderson Cooper has a report for 60 Minutes on Sunday.  Check your local listings for the time on CBS.  (In some markets it will follow NCAA Tournament coverage so start time may be delayed.)  Here's a preview:

From 60

Mass shooting grief 101: Couple provides support for those affected by mass shootingsAfter their daughter was killed in the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting, Sandy and Lonnie Phillips began traveling the country to help others who have lost loved ones to mass murder. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday

A couple who travel the country helping those affected by mass shootings say grief has no set timetable; it can't be reduced to stages. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips would know. Their daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was one of the 12 victims to die in the 2012 mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater. The Phillipses have since dedicated their lives to comforting others affected by mass killings and helping them navigate the public and often political aftermath of these tragedies. They tell their story to Anderson Cooper and 60 Minutes cameras capture them on their difficult mission in a report to be broadcast Sunday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

"Oh, yeah. The five stages of grief, right? And you go through all five of them," says Sandy. "And they don't tell you, 'oh, no, you get to start it all again.' And they're out of sequence. And a lot of survivors just don't know that, especially going into it. And you might find that what you have done for the last 20 years of your life or 30 years of your life has absolutely no meaning to you anymore. And that was certainly the case for us."

The Phillipses quit their jobs, got rid of most of their belongings and rented out their home so they could travel the country to help others through the ordeal they still grapple with. They have been to almost every major mass shooting since their daughter's death. They started in Newtown, then went to Isla Vista, San Bernardino, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Parkland, Santa Fe, Pittsburgh and Thousand Oaks. They offer empathetic support, but also help with practical things like giving advice on how to deal with the media and the conspiracy theorists who often harass families and victims after a shooting. They also connect survivors and families with the right kind of therapy to address severe trauma. All things the Phillipses learned for themselves.

They do it out of compassion, but it's also therapeutic, says Lonnie. "The compassion -- we get from those people too. It's not like it's a one way deal." Along the way, they have built a network of people who volunteer to do the same kind of outreach they do. Some of the people they have helped have chosen to join them on their journey.

But, the Phillipses still struggle daily just like the people they seek to help. "It's been six years now, almost seven, and there's not a day that goes by that we don't still get upset and still cry," says Sandy, holding back tears. In conversation with Cooper, who lost his brother to suicide when he was a child, Sandy says that they, like him, are part of group they never wished to join. "And it's a lifetime membership and the cost of the dues was way, way, way too high."

On Friday night, Anderson was in Windsor, Ontario, Canada for a speaking engagement.  The very capable John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair.  Here are some photos from Instagram:

Anderson and Brooke Baldwin were at the World Trade Center Thursday morning for an event.  They posed for a photo with Lisa Ling and her daughter:

And with a fan:

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Anderson Cooper - The RidicuList and A Trip To Puerto Rico

Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio in the 8pmET hour on Tuesday, March 26th and ended the program with a RidicuList.

From Instagram ~

Anderson Cooper returns to #PuertoRico to moderate the panel "#GameChangers: #Local #Innovators and Policymakers" in the #BlackStar conference of the Center for a New Economy, which took place at the Convention Center | Photo: @n_montcourt / @noticelpr

Journalist Anderson Cooper moderates one of the panel discussions featuring Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund.

On Thursday morning, March 21st, Anderson was in Puerto Rico moderating a panel for the CNE's Black Summit.

The Center for a New Economy, which has analyzed Puerto Rico’s energy sector for 15 years, convened local and international leaders to rethink the island’s outdated energy model and define a new vision for a sustainable energy future during its “Black Start: The Future of Energy Summit” at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. 

This in the aftermath of Hurricane María, which destroyed Puerto Rico’s electric infrastructure and required the island to reactivate its entire energy system — a process known as a “black start.”
You can read more about the summit by clicking here.

And also from Instagram, a fan made a video of Anderson leaving the event, stopping to pose for a couple of selfies along the way.

camarareadyonline ANDERSON COOPER! VISIT IN PUERTO RICO🇵🇷 ... Upon leaving the Pedro Rosselló Convention Center in Miramar, we caught the very same ANDERSON COOPER. The charismatic 'anchor man' of CNN NEWS was the guest speaker at a renewable energy forum. Cooper, whose show is one of the most watched on CNN, has a great fortune ($$$) as 'TV celebrity' and heir to his legendary mom Gloria Vanderbilt. 🎬Alfredo Rolón

Thursday night found Anderson in Washington, DC from where he anchored two hour of AC360.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Anderson Cooper Discusses The Movies, China Syndrome, Network & His Girl Friday

On Thursday evening, Turner Classic Movies continued with it's Journalism and the Movies spotlight.  Ben Mankiewicz sat down with Anderson Cooper before and after three movies for his take on the movie and the newsroom then and now.

China Syndrome:


His Girl Friday:

They'll be back next Thursday night for more journalism and the movies.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

CNN’S Anderson Cooper Joins TCM To Spotlight Journalism In The Movies

Starting tonight!

From Turner Pressroom  ~

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is examining the role journalism played in the world of cinema, with perspectives ranging from His Girl Friday and Network to The Year Of Living Dangerously, while highlighting the importance of the profession throughout the years. Joining TCM host Ben Mankiewicz to discuss the films are CNN’s Anderson Cooper and CNN’s political analyst Carl Bernstein. Programming kicks off March 7 with All The President’s Men, Alan J. Pakula’s riveting film based on the book by Bernstein and fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, and continues every Thursday throughout the month in primetime.

TV News airing March 21 with Anderson Cooper – features two 1970s dramas that were very timely in their day and remain relevant today, Network (1976), looks at volatile relationships among the staff of a television network that will do anything for high ratings and The China Syndrome (1979) about a television newswoman who stumbles onto deadly secrets at a nuclear power plant

Newspaper Comedies airing March 21 with Anderson Cooper- includes His Girl Friday (1940) with Cary Grant as the hard-boiled editor – whose star reporter is now his former wife

Reporters at War airing March 28 with Anderson Cooper – highlights Burgess Meredith as WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle in William Wellman’s The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), The Year Of Living Dangerously where two American journalists get more than they’d bargained for during an Indonesian revolution and The Quiet American (1958) about an American economist who gets caught between Communists and colonialists in Indochina

“Reporters make for odd movie heroes. They’re rarely glamorous and often unfashionable. But a good, relentless journalist pursuing a story can effectively pull double duty as the protagonist – as the voice for the audience. At their best, reporters pursue truth, a trait shared by the best movies,” said Ben Mankiewicz, TCM Primetime Host. “Anderson Cooper and Carl Bernstein are two of the finest reporters working today and I’m honored to partner with them on our Journalism In The Movies programming, showcasing the need for truth-telling in an era when journalism itself is under fire on a regular basis.”

Anderson Cooper on the power of storytelling ~

Anderson Cooper talks "Network" ~

Anderson Cooper covets Ben Mankiewicz's job~

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