Anderson Cooper 360°

Weekdays 8:00 PM on CNN Premiered Sep 08, 2003 In Season


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Anderson Cooper 360° does not shy away from strong opinions, provocative stories and challenging issues. Features include Anderson's take on the world of media and the news, with in-depth coverage of justice, politics, health and pop culture. Welcome to the Anderson Cooper 360°. A show which is unconventional, fast-moving, wide-ranging news program that is unlike the the typical network evening newscast, going beyond the headlines to tell stories in-depth and from many points of view so you can make up your own mind about the news that affects you. The show's hallmark is its "Keeping them Honest" franchise -- demanding answers and finding the truth. Backed by the global resources of CNN, Anderson's anchor desk is Central Command for a 360-degree look at world events covering not only the day's top stories, but the fascinating, the unexpected and the underreported. Debuting on September 8, 2003, Anderson Cooper 360° began with a one hour show at 7pm EST. In November of 2005, AC360 changed its timeslot from 7pm to 10pm and it then became a two-hour show. Anderson Cooper 360° has won the following news and documentary Emmys for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story for the famine in Niger report, Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for the Charity Hospital in New Orleans reports and Outstanding Coverage of a Current Business News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for black market infertility. Also in 2006, AC360 receiver 2 GLAAD Media Award nominations for Outstanding TV Journalism - News Segment For the segment School Outing & Secret Sex Lives. Cooper has signed a multi-year deal with CNN, which would allow him to continue as a contributor to 60 Minutes as well as doubling his salary from $2 million annually to a reported $4 million.


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  • Collision Repair ... He got it wrong

    I recently had the opportunity view the most recent Anderson Cooper 360 expose` on collision repair; as usual they only managed to obtain half of the facts. The problem with collision repairs in the United State is a multifaceted problem and yes insurance company and collision repairer greed both play a part in substandard repairs.

    The Direct Repair Program that many insurance companies have were designed to help consumers but now have been perverted into a cost reduction model for the insurance carrier and substandard repairs for the consumer.

    The procedure that most insurance carriers follow is the repair facility signs a contract after a cursory inspection by insurance to ensure there is basically a building and some so called technicians available to do the collision repairs. At this time the repair facility begins to take on work at a discounted price in exchange for a specific volume of work that the insurance carrier will deliver to the repair facility.

    If you look at this model three items are very evident from the outset:

    1. The insurance carrier decreases the severity (dollars spent)

    2. Consumer receives substandard repairs.

    3. The repair facility profits increase.

    The only two parties that benefit are the repair facility and the insurance company and as usual the consumer is left to fend for themselves. But if you were to interview both the insurance carrier and the repair facility they both would state this is a win for the consumer. It reduces the cost of insurance and returns the vehicle to the consumer in a much faster time; both are a load of bovine scatology. Now, because of the low cost repairs, corner are cut by the use of Non OEM parts which are unproven in most cases, do not stand up to the same warranty as an OEM part or for that matter aren't even constructed of the same material as the original part. Also the repair procedures of the vehicle maker are rarely followed which causes a substandard repair and thus opening up the possibility of severe injury in subsequent collisions so how does the consumer win in this situation.

    The other item we need to be keenly aware of is the skill level of the technician performing the repair. Rarely do we find any state in the union that requires the repair technicians to be certified either through Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or any other credible source. There are constantly new technicians entering the field with little if any training or certification and these are the people doing structural repairs on a consumer vehicle. So we should be more concerned with the skills of the technicians because even if an OEM part is installed in a vehicle there is very little chance it will be installed correctly. Just to prove a point I would like to quote some statistics from Automotive Service Excellence (ASE ) on the number of technicians currently certified to do collision repair work in the United State, now let me remind you these are technicians that voluntary submit to testing every five (5) years.

    Master Collision Repair/Refinish Technicians 4,291

    Collision Repair/Refinish Technicians 20, 282

    Painting and Refinishing Technicians 11,386

    Non Structure Analysis and Damage Repair 10,784

    Structural Analysis and Damage Repair 8,997

    Mechanical and Electrical Components 10,035

    Damage Analysis and Estimating 6,929

    Now it appears there are 24,573 certified individuals in the entire country that have passed and are certified to do some sort of collision repair. This is rather disturbing as there are in excess of 30,000 collision repair facilities in the United States which means there is less than one (1) certified person per repair facility that has the proven expertise to do a collision repair procedure in one of the above fields. This should be a very sobering thought that the individuals in most cases have not proven their ability to work on a consumer's vehicle. This is the more concerning to me not whether the correct parts are being used!

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  • Cooper is all over the place: Haiti, Afghanistan, New Orleans...wherever there is breaking news, Anderson is there and...sometimes with his sleeves rolled up. He's the Real Thing in Journalism. E. M. Albano www.albano-theletters.commoreless

    I have written for a small paper as a "political junkie" and probably differ with Anderson on political issues, but...without a doubt, Anderson Cooper is one of the most...if not THE best Journalist on any network. He could write the book on Professionalism. He displays sincerity, empathy, and outstanding knowledge on the subjects for which he is reporting. P.S. I could go on and on, but I am going to go over the limit in word count, but this system is not counting correctly and keeps informing me that I don't have the minimum of 100 words. Sorry for the 'glitch' in your system CNN!

    E. M. Albanomoreless
  • Anderson Cooper can make even the most dull news stories interesting to learn about; I give this series my highest recommendation.

    I began watching Anderson Cooper 360° back when it first debuted, and a lot of things have changed since those early days. For example, my favorite segment of the show, the nth degree, was put to an end after the series had been around for a year or so; I know that segments shouldn't matter that much, since Anderson Cooper is what makes the show special, but I felt a bit slighted when the show changed so dramatically. However, Anderson Cooper is a classy and respectable individual and I just love the way in which he presents the news; he is emotional, yet reserved, and I believe the way he handles his duties is impeccable. Unlike most news people, he actually travels to the story, which is what I believe is most impressive of all. With the success he has had, he could easily choose a nice career behind a desk for the rest of his life and still find success, but he continues to venture out into the world in order to find the real story. That is what makes Anderson Cooper 360° so special; it's what makes us find Anderson Cooper to be such an incredible individual. He is one of the most fair anchors on CNN and he seems to actually care about doing a good job and remaining objective as a journalist. If you want to watch the news, but don't want to see some robot behind a desk, I'd encourage you to check this series out.moreless
  • Anderson Cooper hosts a great news program that is enjoyable to watch.

    I didn't start watching Anderson Cooper 360° until the end of June, mainly because I was not much of a fan of news programs. That however changed after watching Anderson for a few days, I found that I really enjoyed the way he and his colleagues presented the news with both seriousness and an occasional lighthearted sense of humor mixed together.

    What I like about the program is how Anderson does a good job in reporting the news from both political parties in Washington in the segment Raw Politics and how numerous citizens groups work to keep the politicians in office honest if it comes to using taxpayer dollars inappropriately. Another thing that I enjoy about the program is how Anderson and his colleagues don't shy away from reporting on serious social issues such as how people around the world treat their environment, with numerous installments of CNN's "Planet in Peril" series as an example, or in getting regular people's reactions after disasters occur.

    These are a few reasons why I have come to enjoy watching Anderson Cooper 360°. It's great the way the program makes you stop and think about the goings on in the world around us. I also like the way Anderson occasionally shares his opinion of the story he is reporting, but doesn't let it cloud the way he presents the news.moreless

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