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Anderson Cooper: New Talk Show Format!

Anderson Cooper: New Talk Show Format!

Anderson Cooper hasn’t been doing too well in the ratings with his evening newscast, Anderson Cooper 360. (His show gets beaten by repeats of programs on MSNBC and HLN.)

CNN is trying to switch things up by adding a live studio audience to the mix, according to THR.

Two special episodes in this “conversational” format will be taped April 15th and 22nd, but no air date has been set.

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44 Responses to “Anderson Cooper: New Talk Show Format!”

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  1. 1
    Sue Says:

    I have a new found respect for Anderson after he busted his butt in Haiti.

  2. 2
    lavender Says:

    fire him, he’s just a skinny Jay Leno

  3. 3
    well Says:

    CNN needs to stop trying to be FOX light

    They need to pound on Fox and punish Fox for being the dishonest, dangerous propaganda arm of the Republican party.

    Tear up FOX – then we’ll watch.

  4. 4
    Anon Says:

    Well, well….’well’….well damn said. Yeah, what #3 said.

  5. 5
    just do Says:

    what Jon Stewart does – expose Fox News’ lies every day.

  6. 6
    LuckyL Says:

    What the other logical ones said,

  7. 7
    Afrika Says:

    Anderson Cooper is overrated. Glad to see that the public has come to their senses.

  8. 8
    Anna Says:

    Always! Sure I would :-)

  9. 9
    casmir Says:

    Unfortunately, Anderson Cooper’s program is too intelligent, too fair and too balanced with real newsworthy factual reporting – sadly, not popular in this day and age’s need for hype, gossip, one-sided, mean-spirited speculative ‘stories’.

  10. 10
    Wishdone Says:

    There’s no such thing as a “good, honest news channel.” They are all government or corporate controlled, and there isn’t much difference between government and corporate controlled media; government controls media to sell us their agenda and corporations control media to sell us their stuff. Poor Andy is just caught up somewhere in the middle of this storm.

  11. 11
    Mah Boo! Says:

    Love you Andy

  12. 12
    busted Says:

    This is because people would rather see gossip crap all day and night.. The dumbing down of the world..

    and they blame the educational system.. NOPE kids are dumb because they come from homes that know more about the K Gossling dancing, Tiger Scandal or Jesse James.. and who won on American Idol then the name of the people that represent them. If the story is not sensational then people turn a blind eye.. Why did they watch the Haiti coverage.. because they were pulling people out of the wreckage alive.. and that was exciting.. Sad..

    And read some of the comments on some of these treads.. It will make you pull your hair out.. A bunch of idiots with a computer..

  13. 13
    [marie] Says:

    Nope I’d rather watch the re-run of Olbermann…

  14. 14
    Lisa2 Says:

    I know Anderson likes to do serious news stories but I don’t think that is what the viewer wants to see. I think by the time he comes on the air at 10pm (east coast) we have heard all of the major news stories and just want to be entertained. I know he has traveled to Haiti, Bosnia, Somalia and other dangerous places, but I don’t think American viewers want to see that for a whole hour. I know it’s important to know what is going on in the world but I think at 10pm the viewer wants to be enterained and not have such serious stories before they fall asleep for the night. I think he would be better at doing stories about real people here in America. It could be about investigation stories, or maybe an interview with business leaders and how they became successful such as drug companies, food companies. Health issues. I think the show sometimes does stories like these, but I haven’t watched in awhile since it’s mainly so depressing. It’s not the last thing I want to think about before I go to sleep.

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    Lisa2 Says:

    @busted: I agree but you have to admit, that is what people want to see…….. So, then when it comes to ratings? Do you give the people what they want, or do you do a show that people won’t watch. Like I said in my comment, I admit, I don’t want to see people dying in Haiti even though I know it’s going on. People want the shows like Leno, Letterman and reruns of Will and Grace before they go to sleep…

  16. 16
    offtheproperty Says:

    He works hard and does a good job and he’s one of the only anchors I can watch, but he thinks his liberal/equality world-view is reality and it is not and never will be.

  17. 17
    I N F A M O U S L Y C O O L Says:

    i have tooo admit that even though cnn isn’t good on ratings at least they report good honest news without an ulterior motive like Fox. msnbc is just the reverse of fox, insteadof being on the far right they are on the far left, and HLN is just a glorified E! news, all they report on is entertainment. Cnn is just right, in the middle.

  18. 18
    offtheproperty Says:

    He’s one of the few anchors I can stand to watch — because he’s committed to his ideals. He doesn’t seem to push a gay agenda nearly as much as CNN’s black anchors, who are awful, pander theirs. Now CNN has Lisa Bloom, who represents the ***** demographic.

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    EEG Says:

    Guess if he had the ratings of Fox he wouldn’t have to be changing his format. Fox outranks all other cable news networks. Try delivering some serious stories without insulting viewers (teabag@ers). Bye bye Communist News Network…

  20. 20
    shaar Says:

    what #9 said. I actually like AC360!

  21. 21
    the way Says:

    that Fox gets all the aging, fat, drooling mouth breathers to watch is with pure T&A. It’s all t/its and a/ss. Short short skirts. Greased bare legs. Spike heels. Super tight, low cut tops. New bunnies! LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. It’s really that simple. FAMILY VALUES!

  22. 22
    Justme Says:

    He is too good to do gossip news. I hope he ends up doing the evening/nightly news some day as opposed of him doing let’s say LIVE with Kelly Ripa if Regis decides to retire. Have you seen him co-host? He sounds ridiculous with all the uncomfortable laughing he does. It’s just not him. Serious news reporting suits him better, and if you don’t like it, don’t watch.

  23. 23
    SachaK Says:

    Love ya Coop.

  24. 24
    I N F A M O U S L Y C O O L Says:

    @EEG: the fox network does not in any circumstances have good credible news sources. They are just a bunch of fat lazy a$$holes who dont ever want America to change for the better. the only reason that it is number one in the ratings is because the majority of americans are idiots when it comes to getting their news sources. Period.

  25. 25
    happy girl Says:

    he is so hot, it hurts. anderson, come to mommie!

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