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Old 12-16-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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Is CNN the Anderson Cooper channel now?

I don't want any Television news, beyond watching the local early morning show when I work out. But everywhere I turn online these days, I'm seeing ads for Anderson Cooper 360. It's like there's nothing else on CNN anymore or something.

Is it just a media blitz for a regular program, or has Anderson Cooper now taken over CNN?
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:55 PM   #2
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He's quickly became thier top guy, that's for sure. Really, I think it's well deserved. I like him a lot. But he isn't as witty now as he used to be. I guess it's all that really serious news he has to report on and cover.
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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now he'll never be back on The Mole
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:00 PM   #4
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pmyers, that's been my reaction to his newfound (well deserved though) fame too...

When I first saw him on CNN a few years ago, not too long after "The Mole" ended, I was actually rooting for him to fail as a newsreporter, so he could do more "The Mole"...

I guess that show is not coming back because of poor ratings, which sucks, because it ruled. Best reality game show ever, well, maybe with the exception of "Survivor".
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:03 PM   #5
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He's quickly became thier top guy, that's for sure. Really, I think it's well deserved. I like him a lot. But he isn't as witty now as he used to be. I guess it's all that really serious news he has to report on and cover.
Almost totally unrelated.
Anderson Cooper on New Years Eve:



I started a new tradition for CNN, although I'm not sure it's going to
last.

In addition to the ball drop in Times Square, we had cameras
covering the Drag Queen Drop in Key West, where, at the stroke of
midnight more or less, a drag queen named Sushi, sitting inside a
giant ladies' shoe, is lowered from the roof of a gay bar.

We'd interviewed Sushi live a couple of times throughout the
night, and by midnight ... well, let's just say that Sushi was no
longer too fresh.

When she started to descend, something malfunctioned, and the shoe
stalled. The last we saw of Sushi, she was crawling on all fours along
the roof of the bar.

I told the director to cut away. Seeing a drag queen actually drop
off a roof is not how I wanted to kick off the new year.
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:06 PM   #6
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I liked him better when he was on Channel One, but that was in 1992
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:16 PM   #7
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I thought CNN was turning into the Wolf Blitzer channel. I have had enough of that guy .... getting rid of them both would be ok with me, but esp Blitzer (and I'd hope he'd take his idiotic sidekick Cafferty (sp?) with him).
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:44 PM   #8
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How about Lou Dobbs and his show "I hate illegals", now I'm not going into politics but every night the same thing.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:51 PM   #9
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He's quickly became thier top guy, that's for sure.
I always figured Coop was more of a bottom.
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:09 PM   #10
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Dear god, I hope it is. (faints)



Seriously, though, I also think his rise at CNN is well deserved. He's done a great job with several recent events, and is kind of "The New Peter Jennings", in my book, for his work overseas.
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:09 PM   #11
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Almost totally unrelated.
Anderson Cooper on New Years Eve:



I started a new tradition for CNN, although I'm not sure it's going to
last.

In addition to the ball drop in Times Square, we had cameras
covering the Drag Queen Drop in Key West, where, at the stroke of
midnight more or less, a drag queen named Sushi, sitting inside a
giant ladies' shoe, is lowered from the roof of a gay bar.

We'd interviewed Sushi live a couple of times throughout the
night, and by midnight ... well, let's just say that Sushi was no
longer too fresh.

When she started to descend, something malfunctioned, and the shoe
stalled. The last we saw of Sushi, she was crawling on all fours along
the roof of the bar.

I told the director to cut away. Seeing a drag queen actually drop
off a roof is not how I wanted to kick off the new year.
I LOVE this story.
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:12 PM   #12
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CNN has become the Anderson Cooper let's report on only 3 stories in excess a day channel. It is like watching Dateline 24/7. So much stuff goes on in the world every day, and it sucks that we only hear about a couple stupid stories that were chosen to fetch ratings because they are gossipy or involve a celebrity. I used to like it when I could get Newsworld International on DirecTV and could see news from all over the world. However Newsworld was changed to the "Current" channel, and all you see on there are narsasistic people making documentaries about themselves base jumping off radio towers. Thanks Al-Gore for giving us the channel you promised about the hard hitting issues that affect us today.
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:36 PM   #13
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I liked him when he was co-anchor of "World News Now". (I know we have at least one other Nowbie bouncing around the forum...)
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:48 AM   #14
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mr. anderson.

i used to tivo anderson cooper 360 when it was in the 7pm timeslot, somehow it just felt like a good show even when i was watching it timeshifted. but since they moved it to 10pm or 1am or whatever it's actual timeslot is and lengthened it to 2hrs and made it WAY more serious and repetitive and boring, it's just no good anymore.

so now i don't watch anything on cnn. his show was the only one that had a good mix of actual news but with a sensible attitude that said 'this is all really bull*****, come on people."

i think i'll just start watching bbc news or something, i wish we could get canadian news here but i'm sure it's not to be had in virginia.

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Old 12-17-2005, 10:31 PM   #15
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I always figured Coop was more of a bottom.


That's wrong and funny.
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:06 AM   #16
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I always figured Coop was more of a bottom.

LOL!

I'm wondering when and if Anderson is going to come out. With his newfound fame it seems less likely. Tis a shame.
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:55 AM   #17
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I liked him when he was co-anchor of "World News Now". (I know we have at least one other Nowbie bouncing around the forum...)
Add me to that list. He was great on WNN.
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:25 AM   #18
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I'm wondering when and if Anderson is going to come out. With his newfound fame it seems less likely. Tis a shame.
There are rumors persisting about Anderson Cooper, though no one can officially "prove" it. I'd prefer Mr. Cooper keep his preferences not known, because a lot of advertisers are very sensitive to this issue.
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:45 PM   #19
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Anderson Cooper makes my heart go pitter-patter.

I wish they'd rename CNN the ACN, and followed him 24 hours a day.

Now if we can just get him to interview Matt Lanter of "Commander In Chief", and I can throw out my TiVo - that will be the only video I'd ever have to watch for the rest of my life.

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Old 12-18-2005, 07:11 PM   #20
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I've never seen his show, but he's everywhere now (including HERE).
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:49 PM   #21
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How about Lou Dobbs and his show "I hate illegals", now I'm not going into politics but every night the same thing.
Whatever happened to "Moneyline, with Lou Dobbs"? CNN should've had him stick to that before they gave him the green light for all those daily rants.
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:53 PM   #22
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I loved him on WNN too, and I really like him. I liked when AC360 was on for an hour right before Countdown with Keith Olbermann, my favorite news show. I would switch from CNN to MSNBC and get my daily fix of cynical, humorous, intelligent news. I don't like the 2 hour format as much either, but Anderson's still a favorite.
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:22 AM   #23
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Arrow ou Dobbs and his show "I hate illegals"

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How about Lou Dobbs and his show "I hate illegals", now I'm not going into politics but every night the same thing.
Are you kidding? He's never said that. He is one of the few news people who covers the problems of the middle class, illegal immigration, gas prices, etc.

Reminds me of Walter Cronkite, and the days when newsmen and women really cared about their audience and the news, instead of merely being "meat puppets.


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There are rumors persisting about Anderson Cooper, though no one can officially "prove" it. I'd prefer Mr. Cooper keep his preferences not known, because a lot of advertisers are very sensitive to this issue.
Of course they are. I get the impression that Anderson is "out" in his personal life, but there isn't exactly any reason for him to announce on CNN anything about his personal life or sexual orientation. CNN anchors don't generally discuss on the air who they are dating and Anderson is no different. And there's no reason he should be.

Plus, it allows all the midwestern housewives who think he's cute to keep thinking he's cute. Because he is cute. And he's smart enough to know that he needs those housewives to keep watching him if he wants to stay the top guy at CNN.
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:34 PM   #25
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I also loved him on WNN.

My favorite is Countdown with Keith Olbermann, but I used to like C360 a whole lot more with its old format. This isn't as good, and I don't feel as compelled to watch it. Too bad, because I love AC.

I agree, everyone knows he's gay, but he doesn't talk about it, which is fine. It allows those who don't want to know to stay in denial, and he can keep being revelant to the people who would turn him off if they knew.
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Are you kidding? He's never said that. He is one of the few news people who covers the problems of the middle class, illegal immigration, gas prices, etc.

Reminds me of Walter Cronkite, and the days when newsmen and women really cared about their audience and the news, instead of merely being "meat puppets.

I'm guessing you googled Lou Dobbs and ended up here and had to post (Hi Lou!). This is a very strange thread to bump 4+ months later.
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There are rumors persisting about Anderson Cooper, though no one can officially "prove" it. I'd prefer Mr. Cooper keep his preferences not known, because a lot of advertisers are very sensitive to this issue.
I bet someone can prove it.
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:35 PM   #28
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I heard today that he is also going to be joining 60 Minutes.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:57 PM   #29
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I was beginning to think it was the Dr. Sanjay Gupta channel.
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