Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday June 30, 2011

We received notice today that Anderson will lead the network’s team of reporters from Cape Canaveral, FL for the special coverage of the final launch of the United States Space Shuttle program. Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch at 11:26 a.m. (ET) on Friday, July 8th.

As we know from Anderson's tweet on Wednesday he's on his way to do a new 60 Minutes report from Cuba.

Dr. Gupta was in the anchor chair tonight and here's a rundown of the program:

Topic: Japan nuclear cover-up
Panel: Kyung Lah and Michael Friedlander

Topic: Prescription Drugs Online
Reporter: Drew Griffin

Topic: DSK Case in Trouble
Reporter: Susan Candiotti
Follow-Up: Jeff Toobin

Topic: Casey Anthony Trial
Reporter: Martin Savage
Panel: Linda Kennedy Baden and Sunny Hostin

360 News & Business Bulletin: Isha Sesay

Hope you like our abbreviated outline of AC360 because starting next week it will be our new normal. With the talk show starting in September we need to streamline a bit since we plan on covering both programs. We will post both programs in the abbreviated format and add any extras we find throughout the day.
Please understand this is a work-in-progress for us and will probably require some tweaking along the way. Please be patient, but feel free to offer your feedback in comments. We love to hear from you!

Since we're ATA lite tonight we'll give you a serving of extras with the program rundown.

During AC's appearance at PromaxBDA: The Conference 2011, he discussed how the format of his new daytime talk show, Anderson, will be different from his cable news programs.

Anderson confessed his love for the Real Housewives franchise and told a story about getting drunk-dialed by NeNe Leeks.

AC confessed to loving Hoarders, Cheaters and more.

Cooper joked about appearing on Celebrity Jeopardy! – and losing to Cheech Marin

Anderson joked about the ages of his coworkers at 60 Minutes.

Anderson Cooper discussed the overlap between daytime and hard news, and how that will impact his upcoming new daily syndicated program Anderson.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Casey Anthony, President Obama, and Denis Kucinich

CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL WRAPPING UP Defense plans to rest tomorrow:
Discussion with Martin Savidge

PRES. OBAMA TALKS TOUGH Blames Republicans For Stalling Deficit Negotiations:
Discussion with Paul Begala, David Gergen and Dana Loesch

Report by Anderson Cooper

Discussion with Hala Gorani, and Arwa Damon

360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL WRAPPING UP Defense plans to rest tomorrow: Report by Martin Savidge

CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL WRAPPING UP Jury could begin deliberating Sunday evening:
Discussion with Jean Casarez and Sunny Hostin

CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL WRAPPING UP Will defendant take the stand tomorrow?: Discussion with Dr. Phil McGraw




From today's Promax conference speech we have a wealth of extras. First this write up from Broadcast & Cable:

Anderson' to Show Lighter Side of CNN Host
Cooper will continue to travel, tape three days a week to balance schedule

By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/29/2011 2:07:36 PM

New York -- Now that Anderson Cooper is launching a syndicated daytime talk show, he can finally reveal how much he likes the Real Housewives franchise. "It's nice to do something that shows you as a fully-rounded person," he told the audience at the PromaxBDA conference Wednesday of his upcomingAnderson, which premieres Sept. 12. "I think people know you can be incredibly passionate about what's happening in Syria and you can have guilty pleasures." Cooper will continue on his nightly CNN news program, AC 360, which means Anderson will shoot two shows a day, three days a week to allow the anchor to manage his other responsibilities. He also said he'll have a week's worth of shows pre-taped should he have to travel to cover breaking news for CNN. "I know for a fact that I'll still be able to travel and that's important to me," he said. He also noted that if a news event was of interest to a daytime audience, that he'd bring some Anderson staff with him to cover it for the daytime show. Cooper made a point of saying that nothing will be repurposed from one show to the other, each will have separate staffs with a separate focus. "There will be times when there will be similar things," on both shows, he said. "But the two shows are going to be very different and distinct." For Cooper, his foray into daytime was really just an outlet to tell more human stories, exemplified by his past coverage of news eventslike Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, but that he can't always do on a newscast if the topics aren't newsworthy. "I realized that's what I like to do the most, it's when I feel most useful," he said of telling personal stories of relevance to people's every day lives. "In daytime, you can do that pretty much every day." While Anderson launches this fall, a year ahead of the 2012 elections, Cooper says the show won't be doing a lot on politics, at least not until the race gets much narrower. "There are so many places where viewers who are interested in that can get that."

And from 'Anderson' the talk show site a few picture of AC with Erica Hill, who interviewed him at the event:

Also their tweets from the event:

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday June 28, 2011

BREAKING NEWS ATTACK ON KABUL HOTEL, Suicide bombers strike Hotel Inter-Continental in Afghanistan: Anderson Cooper talks with Erin Cunningham by phone

KEEPING THEM HONEST: Bachmann's Double Talk: Anderson Cooper reporting

ON THE DOLE, Campaign's against big govt. but benefits from it: Erick Erickson and Gloria Borger

SHOULD LOUGHNER BE MEDICATED? Prosecutors: drugs necessary to control his schizophrenia: Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Sunny Hostin


THE SHOT: Asian carp

THE DAY IN ANTHONY'S DEFENSE: George Anthony and meter reader take the stand: Martin Savage

CASEY ANTHONY'S DEFENSE: Is it working and will she take the stand? Paul Henderson and Andrea Lyon

THE RIDICULIST: The Winklevoss Twins


Yesterday the staff at Anderson's talk show tweeted a picture of his new office. Nice corner office with great light.....and no desk! I'm sure that will be fixed soon.

There were several sightings of Anderson on the streets of NYC today. The first picture had him riding his bike with a cameraman riding along side in a pedicab.

He stopped for a few minutes to chat with some onlookers:

And a big congratulations to Dana Bash and John King on the birth of their son, Jonah Frank King born on Tuesday.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Mr. Cooper & Ms. Vanderbilt

KEEPING THEM HONEST: Bachmann’s Double Talk: Anderson Cooper reporting

BACHMANN ON THE DOLE, Campaigns against Big Govt. but benefits from it: John King and Gloria Borger

KEEPING THEM HONEST: Syria Deadly Crackdown: Anderson Cooper reporting and speaking by phone with human rights activist Razan Zaitouneh

UNREST IN SYRIA, Government censorship of media continues: Arwa Damon

CRITICAL DAY IN THE AMANDA KNOX APPEAL, Defense trying to overturn conviction: Dan Rivers


THE SHOT: Dancing Chihuahua

CASEY ANTHONY DEEMED COMPETENT, Trial resumes after Anthony evaluated: Martin Savage

FOLLOW UP: Sunny Hostin and Jean Casarez

THE RIDICULIST: Kim Kardashian Haters


NY1 posted a wonderful interview today with Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson's mother. You can read the transcript on their site. Here's the interview

Anderson tweeted today that he took his mom to 'Sleep No More' an interactive theater experience that has been getting rave reviews since opening this Spring. To read more about the unusual Shakespeare adaptation follow this link.

AC360 Transcript

AC360 Podcast

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Series 6/19/11

We're back with more vintage Anderson Cooper guest co-hosting Live with Regis and Kelly, this time from January 13, 2006.

During the host chat AC talks about his aversion to hot liquid drinks, mice in his apartment, Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston and slogans for Kelly's home state of New Jersey.

Host Chat

Part 1:

Part 2:

Travel Trivia:

Guest Kiefer Sutherland

Guest Kyle MacLachlan

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Friday, June 24, 2011

A Slow News Summer Friday? Not!

Anderson opened AC360 with the breaking news - The N.Y. Senate was voting on the same-sex marriage bill. Mary Snow was on the phone from Albany,and Evan Wolfson & Richard Socaridies joined Anderson in the studio.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE VOTE, religious protection amendment passes: State Sen. Greg Ball

INSIDE SYRIA, CNN kept away from anti-Assad demos: Arwa Damon from Damascus, Syria

Anderson's interview with a protester from Syria (who didn't wish to be identified) "who has been risking his life, day in and day out while his friends are arrested and killed" explained what happened during the government raid at Damascus University

N.Y. SENATE PASSES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL, Marriage Equality Act approved 33-29: Anderson discusses with Evan Wolfson and Richard Socaridies

HIGH EMOTIONS IN THE CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL, Mother and brother break down on witness stand: A report by Gary Tuchman and follow up with Jean Casarez and Sunny Hostin

HORRORS OF SEX TRAFFICKING IN NEPAL, Demi More and CNN Hero of the Year join forces: A preview of the new CNN documentary Nepal's Stolen Children - The CNN Freedom Project

AC360 was live into the second hour ~

N.Y. SENATE PASSES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL, Becomes sixth state to legalize gay marriage: Mary Snow was back on the phone with the latest details of the historic vote

360 BULLETIN: Joe Johns

N.Y. GOV. ON MARRIAGE BILL PASSAGE, Gov. Andrew Cuomo a key backer of measure: Live speech by Gov. Andrew Cuomo

After Gov. Cuomo's speech on this historic night in NY, AC360 went to replay...


According to the Manhattan Club Health Plaza, the scuba-diving refresher course Anderson tweeted about yesterday (for a 60 Minutes story) is for a dive in Cuba later this year.

and ~

The apparently didn't like being placed on the RidicuList last night. They must not appreciate/understand "sarcasm" when they see it. Here's the link the their response today.

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