Thursday, May 14, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 Live from Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition AC360 live from Philadelphia, PA.  Below are a few of the highlights~


Red Cross Representative:

Mother and Son Survivors:

Anderson remembers those who lost their lives & speaks with a trauma center doctor:

Grandma Survivor:

From social media today:

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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1 comment:

Jaanza said...

I watched only the first hour of 360 on Wednesday; I did channelsurf also because 360 was covering only the train crash in Philadelphia and although that's understandable for 360 to be a one-topic show yesterday, I wasn't interested in minute details of the derailment and crash.

Anderson covered most of the bases in the first hour. He presented an overview of the derailment and crash and
- talked to Drew Griffin about Engineer Brandon Bastian, speed, brakes and safety devices
- talked to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and PA Governor Tom Wolf
- talked to Robert Sumwalt of the NSTB about the investigation
- Randi Kaye had a report from a train speed simulator simulating various speeds of a train at that curve in the tracks
- Joe Johns had a report on trains of the northeast U.S. corridor and how the crash impacted other travel options
- Anderson interviewed Alex Hoffman and his mom Joan, who both survived the crash and helped other pasengers
- a short biographical look of a few of the dead crash victims
- Anderson interviewed local doctor Herb Cushing regarding the 200+ injured and how local hospitals cope
- Gary Tuchman interviewed crash survivor Carol Cissel.

Hayes was also in Philadelphia and also spent his whole hour on the derailment and crash. I channelsurfed to other places on TV and didn't see Hayes' entire show but did notice he had two things Anderson didn't have. One was a helicopter trip over the tracks leading up to the crash site and an aerial view of the wrecked train. The other was a segment on the political element, of the House committee voting to cut Amtrak's budge and an interview about this and other infrastructure funding with former PA Gov. Tom Rendell.

Thanks, ATA, for the extra photos today. I like the last one showing Anderson broadcasting from a rather typical urban street corner. I wonder if 360 had to pay the auto tags business anything for using their sidewalk.