Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Going to the Dogs


I've been a bit under the weather this week, fighting a stubborn sore throat, so forgive me if I took the night off from AC360. Actually, unless Mr. Cooper returns in the next few nights, I'll probably take the rest of the week off.

But that doesn't mean we don't have a lot to talk about. First Ms. Sapphire clipped Anderson's PIP2 segment from Tuesday's program.



Next up do you remember a few weeks ago when Anderson mentioned his dog, while talking with Erica. We have no idea if AC still has Molly or not, but I thought you might enjoy seeing this clip from the night Molly was a guest on AC360.



For all of you who are suffering the Anderblues our friend ACAnderfan has made a new video and posted it at YouTube. Enjoy!

And last, but not least, another very creative friend made this 'she who must not be named' shout out for Mr. Anderson Cooper. I'm sure he would be horrified if it was real!
Have a great hump day and I hope to have another goodie from the ATA archives for you on Wednesday night. ~Phebe


All content, unless otherwise cited, is © All Things Anderson and may not be used without consent of the blog administrator.

All Things Anderson is a blog dedicated to CNN's AC360 and its host Anderson Cooper.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't wish any harm to anyone living in southern California when I wished it would break off and fall into the ocean - it was only to get political news off of the news.

A small earthquake did the same trick and for that I am glad; loved seeing the 'Judge Judy' clip. Then it was political scandal news, campaign news, political analysts, murder news, same old stuff but we did get another Planet in Peril bit - Anderson was with a marine biologist studying sharks. No shots of him in the wetsuit or in the water.

Thanks for the pet psychic/Molly clip, do you know when that was?

Jaanza

Anonymous said...

Thanks Phebe, for posting that clip of Molly guesting on AC360. I've always wanted to see that, all I've seen before were just screencaps.

ACAnderFan said...

Aww...that clip of Molly is so cute. AC seemed really happy to have Molly with him at work.

Kristien said...

Thanks for the Molly clip! Like Pebbles I had never seen it, only screencaps.

I really liked the PIP clip. I admire people who dedicate their lives to understanding and saving animals and this woman (I forgot her name) does it with great enthousiasm!
Like Anderson, I would be very, very nervous (ok, terrified!) if there was a shark circling the boat. Yikes!

I thought the show was good, Campbell was really into it.

Anonymous said...

ACAnderfans new video is real good,love it.
And phebe,cyn and all of you on All things Anderson,Thanks for all the good things you are doing on this blog.
And sorry for my english,working on that:-)
Take care
From Dorte N,Denmark

Anonymous said...

Phebe, my channel is no where near CNN at 10 PM until Anderson or John King are on there. OK, I will probably another "newbie" sub if they had one the check them out. I just check the live blog when it is put up to see who will on that evening.

Seems Erica is on vacation again this week. OK, so we all realize by now she is not the substitute for Anderson, so we need to move on from that, but I guess I was thinking that she should be in while he is out even though her role is small. But maybe it doesn't matter, just a thought I had.

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of Miles O'Brien and would love to see him sub for Anderson. But I know that will never happen.

Manoel Queiroz said...

Well..Last night i've choosen to not watch AC 360 for only and one reason..Campbell Brown..i don't know if it was just an impression of mine but she has one of the most sleepy voices i've ever heard in all my live!! But i'm very happy to see Mr.Cooper between the sharks again and i've never seen his dog before it's very beautiful. And Mrs.Phebe i wish to you a fast recovery...And just one question: Campbell's Brown show is boring?? Because we don't watch it in CNN International!! Godd Day and Good Luck.

ACAnderFan said...

@anonymous 3:18am, glad you like the video. I think it's my favorite one I've made so far. I really like the song.

Anonymous said...

John Roberts is someone else I liked as a sub for Anderson. But he is not available, 10 PM is past his bedtime.

Phebe said...

Good morning everyone, glad you all are enjoying the Molly video.

@Dorte, welcome. We love hearing the viewpoints of our CNNi commenters.

@anonymous 4:32, I agree about Miles, and have said it before in a post. But I think CNN is much more interested in promoting the new talent than in giving us what we want.
I heard from someone by email last night who said that Campbell's program was very, very similar to her AC360 broadcast. That's what you get when you have the same exec. producer and anchor, imo, and I think the ratings will reflect it.
We'll be stuck with Campbell until Jon Klein is done trying to promote her. If I got a vote (and clearly I don't) I'd love to see Candy, Miles, Tom Foreman (who has anchored AC360 in the past and done a wonderful job), John King or Gary Tuchman.

@Manoel, we're going to hold you to those promised pictures of AC on the beach! :)
Thanks for the good wishes, I'm feeling much better this morning.

@everyone, I've had to reject multiple comments this morning and I want to explain to those people why.

First, we do not post advertisements here for other sites. We do not have time to check out their content, philosophy, etc. So if you want to recommend a site for a link or mention please put it an email, as the comment rules suggest.

Second, we will not open up the 'why isn't Erica anchoring' discussion today. Seems people love to get in their little digs at Ms. Hill and we will not enable them to do that here at ATA.

Third, we all get the same alerts and know what the gossip sites are saying. We have taken the approach that we don't publish personal information about AC that can't be confirmed. That's really not what we're about.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I think that Doss is not helping Campbell by having her sub for Anderson. She is relatively new to CNN and has her own new program that is not getting good ratings right now. I am guessing that she and they are still working on this program and haven't even given it it's own name/format yet. She needs to focus that, yet is being asked to sub also for Anderson which takes her time and energy.

No, she's not my favorite, but I do like her, she has her own style and way and seems to be a hard worker, and her performance the evening Tim Russert passed away was outstanding. I think of Olberman with his booming voice and hideous eyebrows that prevents me from watching him (yeah, shallow I know).

Anonymous said...

When I hear Anderson "I think we need a bigger boat", I will be nervous.

Sapphire said...

At anon 11:54 - last night I noticed for the first time that on the guide on my tv it said Campbell Brown: Election Center. It only said Election Center before

Something about the SWMNBN pic just makes me giggle

Phebe said...

I'm just reviewing some video for my post tonight and something dawned on me. I know we are all aware of how AC got his big break at CNN, it was subbing for Aaron Brown and others. Maybe Klein thinks that lightening will strike twice and Campbell will hit it big after subbing for AC? Ain't gonna happen, imo.

Kristien said...

@ACAnderfan: forgot to say: great video, makes the Anderabsence more bearable :)

@Sapphire: it took me quit a while to figure out what "SWMNBN pic" means, lol. But now that I have, I agree, it's a funny pic.

Anonymous said...

I know this is so after the fact, but why do you think they show 360 again from 11-12ET? Eventually will someone else be on after 360?

Anonymous said...

Phebe, thanks so much for the video of Molly. I really think it was telling in a way. You could see that anderson didn't believe one thing that woman was saying. It also ocurred to me, watching her, that she reminded me of his mother. Yes, I know. Very weird thought. But having heard Gloria speak, she always has these very long strides in her sentence structure. I realize this person was English, but there was a similarity. Maybe that's the reason the dog went to sleep. JMO

Anonymous said...

Allison seems to have a crush on Anderson... *_*

Anonymous said...

Phebe, thanks so much for the clip with Anderson and Molly. I haven't seen that in a long time.

Acanderfan, great video, but weren't all the pictures of Anderson with short hair? LOL I know how you like him when his hair is short. ha

So I wonder if Anderson is going to be off for the rest of the week.

ACAnderFan said...

@kristien, glad you like the video :)

Manoel Queiroz said...

Well..Mrs.Phoebe i'm really happy that you're feeling better right now!!! About the pictures in the beach! i hope when Anderson Cooper show up in a speedo on Copacabana or any brazilian beach i'll be able to be there with my photo machine in the first line, if is in a naughty chair that'll be much more better. And like i said before..the blog buddies will be the first to have the pictures of this amazing moment!! PS: What "Kudos" mean??? And i know it's a little late but i was reading the early blog comments and i've found a little confusion with the "N" word..what is this word?? Good Night and Good Luck!!

ACAnderFan said...

@anonymous 4:32pm, glad you like the video. As for the pictures. I just randomnly pick pictues. I put more effort into picking out the song than the pictures. However I do have alot of pics of him with short hair...LOL!!!

Phebe said...

@manoel, Kodus means great job, job well done. It is in reference to something you've done.

The 'n' word is a little tougher to explain. It is a derivative of the word negro. It is a derogative, racial slur that was coined by Whites to refer to people of African American descent. It was commonly used at one point in the US, but with raised awareness of prejudice it has thankfully fallen out of favor. Some people of color still use the word (which causes controversy) but there is no acceptable reason for Whites to use the word anymore.

Manoel Queiroz said...

Well Mrs.Phoebe my honesty Thanks for taking away my doubts in those itens..and "Kudos" for the the way that you command the blog..that's why i choose here to be the first blog outside the orkut i decided to be a member!!!! I'll try to watch AC 360 tonight let's see if the "siren sleepy song" of Campbell Brown voice makes me sleep again :) !!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
the Molly appearance was in late May of 2004, not long after the move from the little street studio at 6th and 50th. As I recall, it was close to Ronald Reagan's passing and off Anderson went to California.

Anonymous said...

Phebe – “horrified” wouldn’t begin to express the sentiments Anderson would probably use to articulate his possible disapproval for the cover of that CD by certain individuals.

Mortified by “whom” it’s being used by, would be more like it, don’t you think?

I wonder if anyone will bring it to his attention on his return. It would be priceless to see his reaction, wouldn’t it?

Anonymous said...

@anon: 8:10 PM I'm sure many of us don't know what CD you are referring to.

Phebe said...

@ anonymous 8:43, they are talking about the CD that Paris is holding in the picture I posted.

Unknown said...

Molly seems to be pretty weary of that woman who is obviously trying to convince Anderson Cooper that she can communicate with dogs.Cooper is a gentleman, but being an objective reporter, he can't help asking the direct question : "What do you think of people who say you're a fake?".Now,notice that she can only respond with something like "they can think what they think...". AC obviously loves Molly, I wonder if Molly suffers from separation anxiety considering that AC often leaves her to go to far places? I think most dogs know however if their owner/mom/dad has any "plans" to leave. Molly seems to be the perfect dog for AC. They appear to nurture each other well!