Anderson Cooper the Next Oprah Winfrey of Daytime TV?
September 30, 2010
(ChattahBox Entertainment News)— CNN’s Anderson Cooper, host of “360,” has been making a name for himself lately with hard-hitting interviews that expose the underlying hypocrisy and disingenuousness of various bigots and extremists. Now, the longtime CNN contributor may be taking his journalistic savvy to a syndicated daytime talk show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The new talk show would cover all of the standard daytime topics, but is expected to also highlight Cooper’s top-notch interviewing skills. The daytime gab fest would debut next fall, presumably to fill the vacuum left by talk show queen Oprah Winfrey’s exit from daytime television.
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
“The “Anderson Cooper 360″ host is deep in talks with Telepictures Productions and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for a program that would be pitched to stations in the next couple of weeks targeted to launch in fall 2011.”
“The as-yet-untitled project will not have a hard-news focus, though given Cooper’s background, he’ll likely bring a more journalistic approach to handling popular topics compared to most daytime fare.”
Cooper, thankfully, would still remain at his “360″ perch on CNN, which is a good thing. There are very few on-air journalists now, who take the time to research an issue, before a guest appears. And while on air, asks the tough questions in a non-combative way that’s very effective.
Cooper’s recent take down of the “terror babies” nonsense, is must-watch TV.
Photo Source: Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/minds-eye/Anderson Cooper visited Wolfson Children’s Hospital.