Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday, 09/04/2013


STRIKE SYRIA?:  Report by Jim Sciutto and follow up with Anderson
MAKING THE CASE FOR STRIKING SYRIA:  Anderson discusses with panel of Charles Blow, Fareed Zakaria, David Gergen and Newt Gingerich   (Perhaps David Gergen needs to look up the definition of "re-calibrate" and Anderson Cooper needs to start pushing back some with his guests to "keep them honest" - just borrowing a phrase "AC360" loves to use!)

IRAQ LOOMS OVER SYRIA DEBATE/OBAMA WINS KEY VOTE ON SYRIA:  Anderson Cooper's interview with Paul Wolfowitz  (A fast forward worthy segment given Wolfowitz's involvement (key planner) in the Iraq War.)

ARIEL CASTRO KILLS HIMSELF A MONTH INTO LIFE SENTENCE:  Report by Martin Savidge and follow up with Anderson


RAPIST SENTENCED TO 30 DAYS MAY FACE MORE TIME:  Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye and Jeff Toobin report and discuss

CNN FILMS PRESENTS "THE FLAG":  Promotional segment and discussion with Jason Carroll


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Anderson Cooper to Host Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 12th annual An Enduring Vision benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.The Foundation welcomes back award-winning CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who will host the event for a seventh consecutive year.

Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish will present EJAF's very first Founder's Award to Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.Secretary Clinton's ground-breaking speech in Geneva declaring that "gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights" and the bold plan for an AIDS-free generation she presented at the International AIDS Conference epitomize EJAF's concept of "an enduring vision of a world without AIDS."
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Jaanza said...

There were some problems with Wednesday's 360. In the first segment, Anderson quibbled about Obama's "red line" statements. That disappointed me because that was not the big news. The big news was about Congress okaying a limited military action in Syria but Anderson didn't get to that until after dissing the President.

You know what happens when you have Newt Gingrich on your show? You say 'here to talk is Newt Gingrich...' and then my DH shrieks "AAAUUGGGHH!!!" and I immediately change the channel to Hayes. Hayes didn't have Gingrich on his show. He had (all in the first segment) WH Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken, then Robert Costa from the National Review and finally Professor of Law Deborah Pearlstein. If Hayes can get someone from the Obama administration, why can't Anderson?

Wolfowitz had a few good comments; something has to be done about Syria but he was foggy on exactly what. Totally agree with him that the Syrians should fight for themselves. The transcripts aren't up right now but it seemed Anderson was asking a question about planning ahead ("thinking of steps 2, 3 and 4...") seeming to target Obama but Wolfowitz answered as if he was asking about Bush and Iraq.

The third story in the Bulletin was Zimmerman getting a speeding ticket. Really? This is news? There was nothing else going on in the world today?

For the last segment I was back with Hayes (smart panel about warmongers and Syria). I love this country but I'm not interested in seeing a lengthy promo for CNN's production of 'The Mysterious Disappearance of the 9/11 Flag". Did anyone watch the hour-long report on that?

aries moon said...

Paul Wolfowitz?? How can the bookers/producers on 360 not know the history of someone like this? His advice/commentary is worthless given the Iraq debacle. They REALLY must want to push the GOP-war narrative hard if they're willing to bring in an embarrassment like Wolfowitz for the discussion. It's bad enough we have to suffer through Gingrich and Gergen. Fareed Zakaria and Charles Blow expressed their misgivings about the President's plans for Syria well, but I'm tired of the "red line" debate. It's kind of unrealistic to believe that in a complex situation such as this that circumstances/decisions won't change. It reminds me of the endless debate about the Benghazi talking points. There are bigger issues to consider. AC definitely needs to push back more with the guests, why he doesn't even make an attempt is beyond me.

Loving the ATA blogger comments within the show rundown!