Monday, October 27, 2014

Anderson Cooper Talks to Peter Staley & The RidicuList

Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  In the second hour, Anderson spoke with AIDS activist Peter Staley on Gov. Cuomo's reaction to Ebola in NY and ended the program with a RidicuList.

Anderson and Peter Staley:

The RidicuList -  Chili's Cook Off:

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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aries moon said...

When it comes to Ebola, I'm listening to the doctors and scientists. AC had some strong conversations with knowledgeable people on the subject and although there may be more coverage on ebola than we'd prefer, I'm always ready to hear the experts slap down the nonsense of the politicians who are more likely to make things worse if they don't pay attention to the people who know what they're talking about. Anderson's interview with the woman from Doctors Without Borders was a standout.

Jaanza said...

Monday's 360 was okay but I wish something had been said about the midterm elections next week.

Of course the lead story was ebola. Anderson gave an overview of the latest: suspected case in Baltimore, U.S. general and about 10 troops quarantined and the Kari Hickox ordeal.
Barbara Starr gave more info on the U.S. gen4eral and troops who were helping beat ebola in Liberia but are now quarantined in Italy.
JIm Acosta reported on Kari Hickox, the Doctors Without Borders nurse who returned to this country at a New Jersey airport and was immediately detained and then forcibly quarantined even though she did not have a temperature and did not have ebola. Hickox was released today to her own self-monitoring quarantine at her home in Maine. Acosta covered the NJ, NY and possible federal guidelines for ebola quarentines.
Anderson interviewed Sophie Delauncay of Doctors Without Borders on containing ebola and the importance of treating it in West Africa.
I don't know if my rant last week about showing the names of experts/pundits on screen got to anybody. But during the Delauncay interview her name was shown four times, more than the usual although for only a second or two each time.

For the second segment, Anderson interviewed Nancy and David Writebol on ebola quarantines in general and Hickox' in particular. They're a sweet old couple, worked as missionairies in West Africa, she's a recovered ebola victim but instead I watched Hayes interview Arthur Caplan. What would it take to get Caplan on 360 sometime soon?

Next was an update on the Washington school shooting last week. The shooter (Jaylen ?) apparently texted his victims asking them to meet him. Pamela Brown had a report and Anderson questioned the grandfather of one of the shot, but survivived, victims.

IISIS released a video of a British hostage. Nick Paton Walsh and Anderson talked about that and other ISIS news. Then a Bulletin.

In the last segment of the first hour there was a report on the Hawaiian volcano lava flow getting dangerous. I didn't catch the name of the guy who did the report.

Thanks, ATA, for posting the Ridiculist; I watched it here. Not one of Anderson's top 10 Ridiculists but a decent effort. And yes, I do remember Snagglepuss.

Not too long ago CNN called itself "The Best Political Team on Television" or something close to that. Do midterm elections just don't count? Has Zucker decided viewers don't want/need political news? If I do am I stuck with Hayes?

Anonymous said...

IMHO, both Govenors Cuomo and Christie did the practical thing, to stop the spread of Ebola.
Just to do NOTHING, is not the answer.
I personally would much prefer politicians who "over-reacted,"
and showed leadership skills, than those who just sit back, wring their hands, and speak to the so called "experts."
Yes, Govenor Cuomo is a reactionary....that's why a moderately safe gun protection law was passed, against the will of those non urban dwellers who have to shoot fawns in order to show how really macho they are.
If Cuomo loses the election in November, it wouldn't be because he tried to keep us safe from