AC360 Shock and Awe - Anderson Cooper, Dispatches from the Edge: War, Disasters, Survival & Miracles

AC360 Anderson Cooper takes it to the next level revealing the evolution of war, massive disaster in Iraq, the nasty business of politics, the extent of human suffering & crude capitalism. From Shock and Awe to "Awe Shucks" denials & lies in politics
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March 24, 2008 - PRLog -- AC360 Anderson Cooper takes it to the next level revealing the evolution of war, massive disaster in Iraq, the nasty business of politics, the extent of human suffering, and crude capitalism. From Shock and Awe to "Awe Shucks" politics full of denials and patriotic spin.

The handsome, prematurely gray host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° is the prototype for a twenty-first century newsman.

In 2005, two tragedies--the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina--turned CNN reporter Anderson Cooper into a media celebrity. Dispatches from the Edge, Cooper's memoir of war, disasters and survival, is a brief but powerful chronicle of Cooper's ascent to stardom and his struggle with his own tragedies and demons.

Covering tragedies in far-flung places like Burma, Vietnam, and Somalia, Cooper quickly learned that "as a journalist, no matter ... how respectful you are, part of your brain remains focused on how to capture the horror you see, how to package it, present it to others."

In the final section of Dispatches, Cooper describes covering Hurricane Katrina, the story that made him famous. The transcript of his showdown with Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu (in which Cooper tells Landrieu people in New Orleans are "ashamed of what is happening in this country right now") is worth the price of admission on its own. Anderson is proving himself to be an admirable, courageous leader in a medium that could use more like him.

In Shock and Awe, Cooper brilliantly and honestly captures the horror of war, letting the tragic events over the past 5 years in Iraq speak for themself.


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