Thursday, August 22, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday, 08/22/2013

Most of the hour was devoted to Anderson's exclusive interview ~
SCHOOL SHOOTING HERO SPEAKS OUT:  Anderson Cooper's interview with Antoinette Tuff
SCHOOL SHOOTING HERO MEETS 911 DISPATCHER FOR THE FIRST TIME:  Anderson's interview continues with Antoinette Tuff and Kendra McCray (the 911 Dispatcher)

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:  Susan Hendricks


EXTRA:  Anderson tweeted out the Instagram photo below ~

AC360 Transcript
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Jaanza said...

Today I'm making sure I'm posting under my usual name. Sorry for the snafu yesterday.

I tuned in about 30 seconds late Anderson was on the topic of the 911 call of the Georgia school shooting, I switched to Hayes. Every time I checked back with Anderson, he was still on that topic.

Maybe in the first 30 seconds Anderson said, "Tonight 90% of 360 will be my interview with Antoinette Tuff and Kendra McCray, the women involved in the 911 call during the Georgia school shooting incident. If you want to hear about other news, go somewhere else. I hear Hayes is pretty good."

Maybe Anderson said that but probably not. Not dissing the two women but was anyone intensely interested in this story (outside of their families and the families of the kids of the school) to justify all that time?

aries moon said...

It probably wasn't necessary to spend the bulk of the show on the Georgia school shooting, but I did stick around for the interview and thought it was a good one. Antoinette Tuff certainly lived up to her last name and it was inspirational to hear from someone who was thrown into a possible life and death situation handling it so well. Anderson's enthusiasm and admiration for Ms. Tuff's actions was great to see. I just thought it was fascinating to hear her backstory and why her own experiences made such a big difference in how the entire dangerous situation played out.

Anonymous said...

I was so happy with this broadcast! I was smiling the whole time. I'm glad he spent this time with the two women. It was a really good hour for me.

On_Love_Street_With_Jim_Morrison said...

@Jaanza, I think it was beyond ridiculous for 360 to devote all most all of the program to that. Apparently it was a very slow news day if that was the best they could do. As usual 360 has taken a story, blown it way out of proportion and stayed on it way too long.

Anonymous said...

I know that I'll probably be in the minority but I enjoyed the show last night. Antoinette Tuff is a remarkable woman and I'm glad that I watched last night.

Anonymous said...

I very much enjoyed the show last night. I know I couldn't have been cool and calm as she was and I enjoyed hearing her story and seeing her meet the dispatcher.

Thank uou

Joyce said...

I loved the show last night!! These segments are some of my favourites to watch because Anderson has such a great way of connecting with people. I love his one on ones. On a side note, I'm new to this blog and am now check it every day! Thanks ATA team!

Marla said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this interview. Anderson was genuine and gracious as he talked to Antoinette Tuff. I loved how both showed their human sides. And the calm and methodical demeanor Ms. Tuff displayed, saying she was very scared, but prayed her way through the whole ordeal. "God is Real," she said.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see it aired again, for the sake of people who didn't see it but heard about it . I loved the dignity displayed by Anderson in the interview.