Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 - The RidicuList: Silver Hair Wannabes

Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio and ended the program with a RidicuList:

And from social media:

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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1 comment:

Jaanza said...

Tuesday's 360 was okay although I would've made a few changes to it. The first story was about the Madison WI police offcer Matt Kenny not facing charges for shooting and killing unarmed teenager Tony Robinson. I didn't catch the name of who did the report. Anderson interviewed Robinson's mother, Andrea Irwin, and then barely moderated a panel with Sunny Hostin and Harry Houcks.
The panel started out well, discussing the district attorney, the investigation, transparency and whether the "exoneration" was correct. When the subject of Robinson's drug use came up, Hostin and Houcks both heated up. There were raised voices, interruptions, talking at the same time and Anderson made no attempt to control it.

Nepal's second earthquake (also affecting India) was the second segment. Somebody reported from Nepal (the names are flashed by in a nanosecond) and Jim Sciutto had details about the missing U.S. military helicopter.

Gary Tuchman's report on "Stelen Baby Mystery" about a woman, who was told her baby daughter died, was reunited with the 49-year-old daughter. The St. Louis hospital had several similar cases. I would have moved this report to later in the show, certainly after the political report on 2016 Presidential candidates. Also, this may have been sitting on the shelf for a while; the news of this hospital and not-dead babies first appeared around the first of the month.

I enjoyed the political segment but wish it had more on Jeb Bush and his walk back on Iraq remarks and less of Jake Tapper's interview with NJ Gov. Chris Christie. It was a good interview (although labelled LIVE when so obviously was not) and touched upon topics such as Iraq, BridgeGate, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.

I also liked the report on the Picasso painting, "The Women of Algiers", seling at auction for $179 million. Anderson had a good discussion (curiously not labelled LIVE) with art critic Jerry Saltz. Saltz ended by saying "I love the show!"

The Ridiculist was pretty good but there was one glaring omission: Where was John Slattery from 'Mad Men'?

Wow, Conan O'Brien and Anderson on stage together at Paley? This is one of the times I'm pissed about living in Minnesota (otherwise it's a pretty good state). Hopefully the event will be taped and made available to watch on the internet. In the meantime, I'll go to YouTube and try to find Anderson's appearances on LNwCOB; those were always terrific.