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Anderson Cooper!

Here's some snipped and cut Anderson Cooper fannishness from a blogger more obsessed with Hurricane Ivan than I am:

# Wednesday, September 15, 2004, 9:09 PM EST
Back to CNN. Anderson Cooper is live from Mobile, and he almost got blown away several times just now while filing a live report!

He's on the fourth floor of a "riverfront" hotel that is 12 feet above sea level -- the same hotel all the reporters are in, I think.

Cooper explained that if the storm surge gets above 12 feet, the satellite truck may be flooded and he may be forced off the air. The Weather Channel's correspondent in Mobile said something similar a little while ago.

# Wednesday, September 15, 2004, 9:36 PM EST
Watching live on CNN as Anderson Cooper and Rob Marciano try to hold a conversation while struggling to stay upright in gale-force winds is really quite amusing, because stripped of all the surrounding context, they look remarkably like a pair of drunk guys stumbling over each other at a frat party. :)

# Wednesday, September 15, 2004, 10:34 PM EST

We now return to our regularly scheduled live shot of Anderson Cooper stumbling around like a drunken baffoon, already in progress. :)

"It's actually kind of hard to breathe in this kind of wind," Cooper says. "It sucks the air out of you. It's really quite something."

"I'm literally winded! This is weird!" he adds a few seconds later. Heh.

P.S. "I'm kind of looking around to see if CNN brought a boat," Cooper just added, referring to the impending storm surge that may submerge the lower floor of his hotel.

# Wednesday, September 15, 2004, 11:07 PM EST
Anderson Cooper is now crouching behind a 600-pound concrete palm-tree base to stay out of the wind. He says another one of these 600-pound base thingies actually blew away earlier, which begs the question of whether it's advisable to hide behind the remaining one. :)

# Thursday, September 16, 2004, 1:25 AM EST
The concrete palm-tree base that Anderson Cooper and Rob Marciano were previously crouching behind has now been blown over by the wind.



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Sep. 19th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
Of course now I want to SEE the video. :-D
Sep. 19th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, CNN has a "Best of Anderson Cooper's Hurricane Ivan Coverage" video thingy but you gotta get a CNN SuperPass thing to see it. :( I actually signed up for their 14 day free trial but you gotta pay after that if you don't cancel... and to cancel you actually gotta speak to a rep :(
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