Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Anderson Cooper Interviewed by Larry King, Circa 2006 - Part 2

Part 2 of Anderson's interview with Larry King at the time his book, Dispatches From the Edge, A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival, was released, Anderson talks about his mother and his brother's suicide. If you missed part 1, please click here.

COOPER: Right, Frank Sinatra same thing and actually recently I had lunch with her (his Mom - Gloria) and my Uncle Harry and his wife Val and my mom was wearing this like pendant bracelet with like a charm bracelet. And, my Aunt Val asked her like "Oh, what's this charm?" And she's like "Oh, Howard Hughes gave me this charm." I was like "Good Lord."
KING: She had a lot of the best and a lot of the worst.
COOPER: True. But what's amazing about her is, you know, people use that term survivor and she's a survivor but there's not -- she's not tough. There's not -- she's been through a lot of tough things but I think I use the word strong. I think she's incredibly strong but she's incredibly vulnerable still and I think that's sort of a precious thing and a difficult thing to maintain, you know, when life has knocked you down so many times. The fact that she can maintain that sort of that trust and openness is pretty extraordinary.

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Anonymous said...

The Anderson of days gone by, is very different from the one we have now.
I remember buying this CD of Larry's interview, and how impressed I was with Anderson.
He had just started to anchor 360 and he was very happy just being a news person and writing and becoming a bestselling author.
The one we have now is hungry to be in the spotlite and will do just about anything for publicity for his daytime show.
The one Larry interviewed was eager to learn new things and ready to go any place to deliver something newsworthy.
Todays Anderson prefers to banter with celebrities and hang with those who are above it all, like Fergie and Lady Gaga.
Quite a different person and not for the better I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

I realize that people grow and change. How boring we would be if we all stayed the same.

I still want to believe that the Anderson we saw in these interviews is buried somewhere in the Anderson we see today/on his talk show and that maybe after some reflection....

I know, wishful thinking, I guess.