Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anderson Cooper 360 - The RidicuList: Thrills & Chills

Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 and there was a RidicuList at the end of the hour.  Enjoy!

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Jaanza said...

Thanks for posting the Ridiculist. It was probably the most interesting part of Tuesday's 360 and worth seeing again. I thought most of the news reports were rather boring. There just isn't a whole lot of exciting news right now.

Ebola in the U.S. was the lead story and something I just can't get worked up about. In Texas a traveler who recently went to Africa was found to have ebola and Sanjay Gupta had to explain a bunch of stuff. However, it wasn't the only story in the first segment. Problems with the President's Secret Service guys (news of a new screw-up), more details about WH intruder Gonzalez and clips from a Congressional hearing on this issue took center stage. Pamela Brown did an adequate report and Q&A with Anderson, nothing else was needed. Unfortunately there was a Randi Kaye report, a profile of sorts of the Secret Service that felt like padding or filler just to make sure the segment ended at its usual quarter-after.

Next was an update on missing UVA student Hannah Graham, the suspect Martin and the link to the disappearance of Morgan Harrington five years ago. Anderson talked to Lawrence Koblinsky and Ed Smart. It could have been a great discussion but I coudn't get into it.

While I am sympathetic toward's Harrington's parents, I was in the wrong frame of mind to listen to Anderson interview them.

Jim Sciutto was on hand for an ISIS update. Also in this segment was a lengthier look at the Hong Kong protests. Ivan Watson did a good job and for me this is the second place winner for Most Interesting report.

The search for PA suspected cop killer Eric Frein got a few minutes before the Bulletin.
Then the Ridiculist - I liked the first reporter in the haunted house, not only for how unfazed he was but also for his responses to the scary folk. I would have reacted more like the second reporter.

Did anyone watch the 9 pm documentary on Aaron Hernandez? I might have watched if it was on all of the problems in the NFL today instead of focusing on one player's trial.

aries moon said...

Although I feel for Hannah Graham's loved ones--360 should spend less time on stories like these that only impact one family. There are big issues the nation is facing that will have an effect on millions. More time should've been spent on the White House security breach--Rachel Maddow did a great segment on how there have been too many incidents and Secret Service screw-ups with this particular President. Heads should roll. But I'm not fooled by the phony GOP outrage about what's happening--they don't care about the safety of the President and with their constant insistence on budget cuts, it's no wonder the Secret Service is overworked and demoralized. I'm also suspicious about the Secret Service fail leaks and the timing of the leaks--something seems a bit fishy. There's already been some talk about how the failure of the Secret Service to protect President Obama and family solely HIS fault. Fishy.