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Daniel Browning Smith
Anderson Cooper 360: A Young Reporter finding his way.
Anderson Cooper 360 is a decent show but not a great one. When its at its best, its does an insightful and entertaining take on the news. Kind of like a "Behind the scenes" look at the news; showing why, how, and where it happened they way it did. At its worst, it painfully showcases Anderson Cooper seemingly amateur anchor skills. Don't get me wrong, Cooper is an excellent field reporter and a more than capable journalist. But put him in a studio and drape him in a nice suit, he loses his "it" factor.
He's young and ambitious. So, I have little doubt that he will find his anchoring voice evidently. He's far more than just a pretty face. If anything, I see Anderson Cooper 360 as less of a show but more of a training ground for Cooper to fine tune himself to an excellent anchorman.Its far more entertaining to watch if you view it in this matter.It makes his occasional goofs, mistakes, and misses more endearing than annoying and when he gets it right, you could easily picture him as a future network news star. For that reason alone, he's show is worth watching occasionally but certainly not a must see every single day. Unless, you think Anderson is just that good-looking.
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