Saturday, January 30, 2010

Interview, interviews, and more interviews

With Anderson staying an additional week in Haiti, newspapers and magazines are turning to him to answer questions about the situation down there. Here are some of the articles readers sent us this week with a snippet from the article.

Mediaite Speaks With Anderson Cooper: “The Rest Of The World Feels Extraordinarily Far Away”...It’s strange to talk about other topics – it feels strange when you’re here. The rest of the world seems extraordinarily far away. Obviously what’s happening here is life and death, and you’re confronted with that on an hourly basis. But there are other things people are interested in, other important things happening. We try to strike balance between where you are and other things. - Anderson

Anderson Cooper in Haiti: 'I can't imagine being anywhere else'...“I feel privileged to be here, lucky to be here. I can’t imagine being anywhere else. There are things that are extraordinarily horrific and signs of extraordinary strength, and that’s important for people to know.” - Anderson

Anderson Cooper From Haiti: 'The Camera Lens Is Too Small To Capture What Is Really Happening Here'...He had not heard about Pat Robertson's remark that Haiti was "cursed" by a "pact to the devil" and said no one he had spoken to on the ground had heard of it either. "To be honest, right now that sounds like it's coming from another planet," he said. "I think people here would probably appreciate if Mr. Robertson maybe came down and lent a hand."

Anderson Cooper in Brave New Territory...One of the Newtonian laws of television journalism is that anchors never willingly preempt their own airtime. But according to sources, it was Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow who led the charge, despite the fact that the event with Mr. Cooper and company would push them out of prime time.

Anderson Cooper Helps Aaron Jackson Help Haiti...The next day, at another hotel that didn't have any vacancies, Aaron saw an old friend. "Right as I was leaving, I saw Anderson Cooper. He was like, 'Aaron, what's going on, man?'" Aaron was one of the original CNN Heroes and has met Cooper several times. Aaron explained the reservation situation, and in a matter of minutes, the CNN anchor arranged for Aaron and his friend to have one of the CNN rooms.


Sunday night, Em will be posting clips and caps from the AC360 special this weekend.

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On_Love_Street_With_Jim_Morrison said...

Quitty, thanks for posting the links to all those articles. Its nice to be able to find them all in one place :)

You can tell by those interviews that Anderson was really moved by what he was reporting on and that it was important he let people know what was really going on down there and his reporting from down there showed that. His reporting from Haiti is some of his best reporting.

judy said...

Thanks Quitty for recapping some of the more memorable statements AC made during his trip.
The Saving Haiti Special was rather disappointing. The only original programming was AC's intro and his voice over. The rest, as far as I could tell, were rehashed events covered previously. There was an interview with a couple that I had not seen before, but other than that, I found nothing really new.
It will be interesting to see if we actually get "studio AC" on Monday or he will take a well deserved rest.

pebbles said...

This is OT, just posted an article on a businessman that saw AC's report on the bodies being dumped to rot. He really felt sad and he did something about it. It really feels great someone decided to resolve the fate of those dumped bodies. He came on Friday to properly bury the bodies and give them their last rites. Too bad the AC360 team were already on their way back to the US, it could have been better if AC was there to cover it.

Jaanza said...

Thnaks to everybody at ATA all week for posting so many clips and photos.

As others have already pointed out, it's been a stunning week for Anderson and 360. When I mentioned last week there shold be an Anderson Cooper Award, it should be all about field reporting like he and Sanjay, Gary, Ivan and the others have been doing.

I love Anderson's comment about how the Haitians would appreciate it if Pat Robertson came down there and helped out. I'm sure he had a smirk on his face when he said it.