Friday, December 06, 2013

Anderson Cooper 360 Friday, 12/06/2013 - Including Anderson's Interview with Dr. Maya Angelou

Anderson Cooper was in the AC360 anchor chair and tweeted the following ~

Anderson also replied to a couple of fans on Twitter ~

And Anderson Cooper's interview with Dr. Maya Angelou ~

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1 comment:

Jaanza said...

When I got to 360, Anderson was already into the report on the cold, snow and ice throughout a lot of the country. Big news elsewhere but business as usual here in Minnesota. Then Anderson spoke with the blond South African reporter (can't remember her name) about Mandela's funeral. It's scheduled for Dec. 15 which is a Sunday. Will CNN carry it all day? Will Anderson be there?

The interview with Maya Angelou was well done but not my favorite part of the show. It was also a good interview with golfer Gary Player about Mandela and sports bringing South Africans together.

There was another Mandela biography, this one by reporter Jill Dougherty who did include warts and all. In Anderson's interview with Charles Ogletree about the history of changing U.S. attitudes towards Mandela, I thought there should have been more and stronger points on people like Reagan, Jesse Helms and others who hated Mandela back in the 1980's and 90's. The other guy on MSNBC had an excellent look at that.

Yes, I'm still watching MSNBC occasionally during 360 especially when Randi Kaye does a 'Crime and Punishment' report. Due to a MSNBC commercial break I did see the last part of the report concerning unscrupulous prosecuting attorneys in Louisiana putting innocent people on death row. I'm glad I got back in time to see Mark Geragos and Sunny Hostin argue about prosecutor immunity. They got quite heated at times. I'm on Geragos' side for ending prosecutor immunity. He was right in saying Hostin's viewpoint - 'it happens rarely, it's not a big deal, these attorneys don't make much money, better training is the answer' - was complete nonsense.

The show ended with the truly Breaking News that North Korea deported Merrill Newman, the Korean War vet they detained. Anderson had a telephone interview with Paula Hancocks fur further details.

There was no Bulletin; the news about Newman must have shoved it aside.

@Anon yesterday who posted about 'what will Anderson say when he meets President Obama and the First Lady at Mandela's funeral?' I don't think that's going to happen. Obama and the First Lady will have a few hundred more important people to talk to.