Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday, 04/09/2014

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1 comment:

Jaanza said...

Here's what I saw on Wednesday's 360: there was 10 minutes covering the Franklin Regional School stabbing with a report by Pamela Brown and an interview with witness/hero Gracey Evans. All of this was well-done and informative but would have had more than 10 minutes if Malaysia flight 370 landed in Beijing as planned.

The search for 370 took up the next 30 - 35 minutes. There was a report by Michael Holmes on the latest news concerning the pings and the search, a panel with David Soucie, David Gallo and Richard Quest. There was also a Gary Tuchman report on sonar technology searching the ocean floor and another interview with Cmdr. William Marks.

Robyn Curnow was on the show with a 4 or 5 minute report on the Oscar Pistorius trial including a short question and answer with Anderson.

The Bulletin blipped three stories: the memorial service at Fort Hood for the three soldiers killed and a brief clip of Obama's speech there, a car crashed into a Florida daycare, and the family with a sick daughter rescued at sea has returned to land. 360 ended with a clip of Prince George's play date with a group of New Zealand babies.

Yesterday Aries Moon commented on Anderson's lack of coverage of politics and domestic affairs, this in contrast to Hayes. Today Hayes' sub had a terrific piece on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and what it means now. 360 has yet to mention this event.
So viewers have to wonder - if 370 didn't disappear and Anderson had lots of time to fill with other news, would he cover the Civil Rights Act? The Paycheck Fairness Act? Voter suppression attempts? Politicians, like Rep. Vance McAllister, behaving badly? Or would there simply be more 'Crime and Punishment' reports?

I love Anderson and hope 360 improves. I liked tonight's segment on the school stabbing and I hope there's reason for more positive comments in the future.