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This is what Anderson Cooper’s Official Site Looks like…

Loads of readers mistook us, ACTJ, for Anderson Cooper. Although we’re really flattered (no really), we all know that Anderson Cooper’s only official site is AC360. That’s how it looks like. See below.

AC360 Anderson Cooper's Official Blog and Site

AC360 Anderson Cooper's Official Blog and Site

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Don’t miss AC360 tonight…

Derrion Albert, 16, was beaten to death last week. His death was captured on video.

The website AC360 has this as a lead story (see below), it will probably be covered in more depth tonight. If you have any interest in this at all, be sure to watch Anderson Cooper 360 at 10 pm EST on CNN:

An epidemic of violence

Four teenagers have been charged with the murder of Derrion Albert, a 16-year-old whose videotaped beating death has sparked renewed outrage over the violence among youth in Chicago. Thirty-four public school students were killed during the school year last year. So what is being done to stop the violence plaguing the city’s streets?
Read More…”  from www.ac360.com

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Sickening: AC360 Monday 09 28 09

Welcome to the daily AC360 review and summary

I love the way AC360 opened up today. Anderson Cooper  stood next to a giant screen announcing the different segments of the night with images of stories on screen. It was well labeled and clear to understand. I don’t know if this is new or if they have done this before (I don’t remember this…) but I’ve heard and seen that in France, the way anchors present the news has now changed since last week. They now sit on their desks as they present the news…not on the chair but on the table…and that for the entire show. Ok not important but I just wanted to mention that just because.

Not so great though, Anderson Cooper  tonight reports about the deadly gangs in Chicago schools. A ‘sickening’ scene about teenagers  fighting has been caught on tape, a 16 year old teenager, Derrion Albert, died as he was beaten to death, and no one did anything about it. This will be one of the main stories tonight.

Tonight’s other main stories:

CRIME & PUNISHMENT (sub segment: digging deeper) :Film Director Roman Polanskiwas arrested in Switzerland over the weekend and now faces extradition. He fled to Switzerland 3 decades ago after being convicted of drugging and sodomizing a 13 year old girl.

KEEPING THEM HONEST: Teen fighting violence in Chicago: a deadly beating is caught on tape (see above)…is the system failing ???

EXCLUSIVE: Investigation by CNN of a domestic terrorist’s confessions inside the Earth Liberation Front.

360 RAW POLITICS: Iran’s latest challenge to the world: new missile testing…will President Obama be able to stop this before Israel launches a strike

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT – Lisa Bloom, Jeffrey Toobin, Joel Brodsky

Film Director Roman Polinski faces extradiction to the U.S. for a crime committed 3 decades ago

Film Director Roman Polinski faces extradiction to the U.S. for a crime committed 3 deacades ago

Film Director Roman Polanski was arrested this weekend in Switzerland while on his way to a film festival to receive an award. He was convicted in 1977 for unlawful sex with a 13 year old girl. He fled the United States for Switzerland more than three decades ago after being accused of drugging and sodomizing a 13 year old girl. His accuser no longer wants to see him prosecuted. He now faces extradition to the U.S., AC360 analysts help us see clear in this story in the digging deeper sub segment of crime and punishment.

Sub segment: DIGGING DEEPER – Lisa Bloom, Jeffrey Toobin, Joel Brodsky

Jeffrey Toobins, CNN’s Senior Legal Analyst, says that it is likely he will be extradited as his crime and situation is covered in the extradition treaty. Furthermore, Polanski had pleaded guilty and needs thus to come back to the States.  Lisa Bloomalso agrees with him and says this is a legal matter (and not a political one as Brodsky states below) and that he is guilty and faces at least one year. Bloom further explains that the Swiss authorities have already done the provisional arrest of Polanski which means they will comply with U.S. authorities on extraditing him. The only one who disagrees in the panel is Joel Brodskywho says that this is a political matter and that the government in Switzerland needs to sign off this extradition approval before it can take place, and that he doesn’t think this will happen. Watch the clip:

 

KEEPING THEM HONEST – Joe Johns, Ronald Holt, Pete Carroll

A very graphic and disturbing video(don’t watch it if you’re very sensitive please…I couldn’t watch more than 2 seconds) was recorded by a student outside a community center. The scene is about a teenager being beaten to death. He was kicked and stomped upon on the pavement until he died. 4 teenagers are now in custody. The victim is a 16 year old sophomore. What should  be done to stop this violence? Why is this being allowed to continue? Why are people responsible for teens in Chicago not doing their part ?

Joe Johns talks to the mother of the victim and reports on this vital issue:

Joe Johns reports on the deadly Chicago teen violence

AC360 has been reporting and doing specials on the ground about this for years…what does the city, the parents and others need to do to fix this? Anderson Cooper talks to Joe Johns who gives us the answer:

Anderson Cooper also talks to Ronald Holt(whose son was killed in 2007) and Pete Carroll (USC Head Football Coach)

What can be done to stop teen violence in Chicago? Anderson Cooper panel

Ronald Holt made a very interesting point in saying that the kids’ violence is to blame on their dysfunctional parents who do not know how to live in society. See video below.

Coach Carroll has an organisation where he walks on the streets of LA and talks to the kids to learn about this issue and also reach out to them…he tells Anderson what he has learned:

EXCLUSIVE – Drew Griffin

Investigation by CNN of a domestic terrorist’s confessions inside the Earth Liberation Front.

360 RAW POLITICS:

I haven’t got the Anderson Cooper 360 segment on this, but here’s the CNN video about this so you don’t miss out on the action. CNN’s Octavia Nasr looks at the Iranian missile launch and how it may affect the region:

 

360 News & Business Bulletin – Erica Hill

Here are the other stories CNN and AC36O are following:

Secret Services are investigating a Facebook Poll which asks people if President Obamashould be killed, they 5secret Services) are taking this serioulsy and Facebook has removed the third party application allowing users to create their own polls. The poll has been taken down on Saturday

Travolta Trial: a video could be played tomorrow (well today now)  in court showing two people trying to extort money from Travolta after his son’s death. They tried to take 25 millions from Travolta.

Sully’s flying again. Remember the pilot who made an emergency landing on the Hudson River in NYC back in January? Well, he’s going back to work and is now a manager on top of a pilot.

Sarah Palin Finishes her Memoir that will go on sale on November 25th. Official title: Going Rogue

I know it’s none of my business, but if you want my honest opinion, I don’t like the title.

Palin's memoir 'going rogue' will be sold on November 25th

BEAT 360 + Shot COMBINED:

thanks AC360, I was getting tired of typing…this will lessen my work…I needed to highlight that in bold red because it’s more important than all the other news…(being sarcastic…okay ??)

No Erica, I won’t set my TEVO or whatever else, you’ll only get pictures tonight. I’m too tired now.

Miss Piggy flies through the air during a pig contest

Miss Piggy flies through the air during a pig contest

 

1st winner

Second Winner

The Shot

 pig making waves

 Pig flying through the air

See you tomorrow…(tonight actually)

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Dontcha wish your grin was hot like MINE ? Ahmadinejad CAUGHT on tape

Iranian President Ahmadinejad made headlines everywhere in the world as he was caught off guard and infamously grinned earlier this week. In the video below, he smiles uncomfortably, blinks his eyes a lot and looks visibly embarassed when asked by an American reporter LIVE on camera that his secret nuclear facility in Iran is about to be exposed by President Barack Obama, France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Ahmadinejad did not want to answer the questions, simply stating that President Obama is ‘wrong’…

The video below (much better than a photo):

 

 

 Ahmadinejad always seems to have a grin to me, look at the photos below…but yes he really had that ‘busted’ grin today, without a shadow of a doubt. I didn’t now Ahmadinejad well but after seeing this video I truly have no respect for him whatsoever (not that I had any before), and he came across as rather immature and childish.

 

 

 

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Anderson Cooper Interviews Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Hi everyone,

Last night’s show summary coming ! In the mean time…here is Anderson Cooper’s exclusive interview with Bill Clinton discussing essentially about the Iran situation, about not sending more troops to Afghanistan and why he changed his mind about same sex marriage. Bill Clinton seems to now have changed his opinion on the issue and says he is now for legal same sex unions.

Have a great weekend…and be sure to come back to see the details of last night’s show.

NewsMachine/Journalistic Adventure/Site Owner

In this part of the interview below you’ll hear Anderson ask Bill Clinton if he has given any advice to President Barack Obama about getting gray hair and about Boris Yeltsin’s personality (something about being half naked in the story)…

GREAT INTERVIEW Cooper !!!!

And many, many, many photos for your viewing pleasure…

Anderson Cooper interviews Bill Clinton

Anderson Cooper interviews Bill Clinton

Anderson Cooper interviews Bill Clinton

Anderson Cooper interviews Bill Clinton

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Anderson Cooper interviews Bill Clinton

Anderson Cooper interviews Bill Clinton

Dontcha love Bill ?

Dontcha love Bill ?

Bill Clinton and Yeltsin

Bill Clinton and Yeltsin

Bill Clinton on giving advice to Obama on going gray

Bill Clinton on giving advice to Obama on going gray

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