Monday, October 17, 2011

Anderson Cooper Interviewed by Larry King, Circa 2006 - Part 7

In this 7th and last installment 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; Larry and Anderson wrap up the interview with talk of career goals, or lack thereof, and some light-hearted banter. (If you missed the previous posts, please click on the link and follow back.)

KING: Let's touch a couple of other bases. You're only 39. What would you like someday to do that you haven't done.
COOPER: I'm still 38. I'm clinging onto -- June 3rd, I turn 39, so I'm clinging.
KING: Do you want to anchor a network news? You're doing the "60 Minutes," you'll be doing -- I mean, do you have a -- still have a goal?
COOPER: You know, I've never had like a career objective and, you know, oh, 10 years from now I want to do this. I love CNN and I love that we have bureaus all over the world. I love that we go out and we find stories and we tell stories every night. And, you know, it sounds like a very basic thing, but the truth is, there's not a lot of other people out there who are doing that.
KING: I don't think there's anybody.

COOPER: Yes, I don't think there is, so....
KING: Is there great joy in following LARRY KING LIVE every night? What a thrill it must be.
COOPER: There's nothing better! There's nothing better! When they said, "Where would you like to be?" I said, "I want to be as close to Larry King as possible, either side, as close as possible. As long as I can interact in some way with the king.

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