360 Degrees of Anderson Cooper
What will he feel next?
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ANNOUNCER: Shock. Grief. Outrage. Glee.
One year after a devastating tsunami, four months after the fury of Katrina, mere days after a tragedy underground, which emotions will overtake Anderson Cooper next? Tonight, a special investigation on ANDERSON COOPER 360°.
ANDERSON COOPER: And good evening from CNN studios in New York, where we begin with a picture. Take a look. The man you see is 38 years old. A Manhattanite. A citizen, an employee, a friend, a son. His name: Anderson Cooper.
Most nights, he appears live on CNN to show you the devastation, destruction, disaster, sadness, and pain his countrymen endure.
But not tonight.
Tonight, he will explore Anderson Cooper. How one reporter copes while waiting for news, any news at all. A story of hope, and of prayers, ahead on 360.
ANDERSON: Welcome back. Our topic is Anderson Cooper, so we have a lot to cover in these two hours. We begin at his workplace.
When Anderson Cooper isn't reporting from the field, he's broadcasting the news from CNN's New York headquarters. I just want to give you a sense of the place. Right outside this studio is a suite of offices. It is air-conditioned, it is fluorescent lit, the floors are covered with waxed linoleum. Downstairs, there's a cafeteria. You can see, in the blue uniforms, those are security guards checking the identity of all the people going in for food. You either have to be an employee or—or—or a guest. You can see it on their faces as they file in: The people here at CNN are desperate for news.
Tom Peyer is a co-editor of O Holy Cow: The Selected Verses of Phil Rizzuto.
Photograph of Anderson Cooper by Michael Springer/Getty Images.