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CNN's Popular News Show Anderson Cooper 360 Is Now Taped in NYC

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Anderson Cooper 360 - Show Summary

Anderson Cooper 360 is an hour long television show broadcast around the world on CNN. Its host, Anderson Cooper films the show from CNN's Studios at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle in New York City.

Anderson Cooper 360 started in 2003 as a relaxed, one hour news show, but with Cooper's growing popularity and willingness to go to where the news was happening, by 2005 he had garnered himself his own two hour news slot, with a repeat broadcast later that evening. The show morphed into covering hard news and has set the standard in cable news broadcasts with its focus on accuracy and integrity in reporting. Cooper's enigmatic personality has set him apart from other news broadcasters.

During his tenure on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, Cooper also had a daytime TV talk show that ran for two seasons. This other show was initially called Anderson and then, in the second season reshuffle, was renamed to Anderson Live. The show lasted from 2011 until 2013

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Free Advance Tickets To AC-360:
There are no advanced tickets available for the Anderson Cooper 360 TV show as they do not currently have a studio audience. Cooper's previous TV show, Anderson Live, did have a studio audience.
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Should you see Anderson Cooper 360 being taped in NYC?

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  At one time, Anderson Cooper fans were able to see and interact with him, up close and personally on his own syndicated TV show Anderson Cooper, Live that was carried by ABC in NYC. This show was cancelled in 2013 after just two seasons, but garnered a loyal following of viewers that he took back to CNN. The all-business news format of Anderson Cooper 360 does not have a studio audience and with the many off-site news reports and many national and international correspondents, the show does not lend itself to a live studio audience. However, Cooper fans still have a chance to be part of the show and have a chance to interact with their favorite news show host. Cooper has a real time twitter feed that he updates throughout his broadcast. He welcomes and encourages the viewing audience at home to share their opinion and comments, and when situations allow, to ask questions that he will answer. He also encourages people to submit topics and questions to be used as possible subject matter on upcoming shows, especially for the Keeping Them Honest segment. Considering there is no studio interaction, Cooper provides more up-to-date ways for the audience to interact with him than many other shows out there that already do include a live studio audience.
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Noteworthy Dates for Anderson Cooper 360   Time Warner Center   Taping Days for Anderson Cooper 360
Noteworthy Dates for AC-360:
September 3, 2003 - First episode of Anderson Cooper 360 premiers

November 7, 2005 - Added an hour to AC-360, becoming AC-360 Later

February 2014 - AC-360 ends its run on CNN
TV Studio Location:
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023

How To Get To The Studio:
You can take the MTA subway A, C or 1 trains to 59th Street & Columbus Circle
When Does This Show Tape?
Anderson Cooper 360  tapes live every weekday from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

AC-360 does not have a live audience. However, you can watch it live every week day on CNN.

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Anderson and Anderson Live Daytime TV Talk Shows
Anderson and Anderson Live Daytime TV Talk Show:
The nationally syndicated TV show Anderson, and Anderson Live, ran from September 2011 to May 2013 and was produced by Warner Bros and distributed by Telepictures. In New York City the show was broadcast on ABC and aired live as part of their mid-morning line up of talk shows. In 2011, the FCC declared the show a "news program" which made the booking and production more difficult, but meant that the show did not have to provide politicians with equal air time, with the run up to the election looming. Anderson Cooper's loyal following of news junkies enjoyed seeing this lighter side of Cooper and fans of daytime talk shows and human interest stories found the topics on Anderson Live intriguing.

The one-hour TV show covered a number of topics, including entertainment, social issues, current events and trends, women's issues, human interest stories, and pop culture. Along with a rotating line-up of guest co-hosts, Anderson Cooper interviewed real-life people who shared their personal stories and insights, while also featuring celebrity guests. Anderson Live also included hidden camera experiments and undercover investigations that shed new light and understanding on a variety of social issues.

For the first season, the show was shot in the Time Warner Center at the beautiful Allen Room studio. This studio has a stunning backdrop of New York City landmarks including Columbus Circle and Central Park. This backdrop would sometimes eclipse the celebrity guest on the show, so producers had to shoot from varying angles as not to upstage the guest with the gorgeous city views. This studio was also very convenient for Cooper, as his 360 role also shoots in the Time Warner Center. For the second season, the show was moved to the Studio 42 soundstage at the CBS Broadcast Center on 57th Street, which had been the graveyard of many a great TV talk show, including the most recently expired The Nate Berkus Show. Cooper hoped to buck the graveyard trend with a fresh start, with a new name and a new studio.

Despite having Cooper at the helm, the show had trouble getting ratings in an already crowded morning line-up of TV shows. Despite that, tickets for Anderson Live were always hard-to-get and resulted in people selling their tickets on Craigslist for $100 a pop. Despite this, the show was ultimately cancelled and the series' finale aired on May 20, 2013, Anderson Cooper never looked back.
Anderson Cooper Background
About the Host - Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper is the son of well known socialite Gloria Vanderbilt and author Wyatt Emory Cooper. Although he came from money and had a private school education, his early life was marked by tragedy. His father died when he was just 10 years old, and when he was 21, his older brother committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of his mother's New York penthouse apartment. Cooper attributes both of these events to his desire to search for the meaning of life, and to how the world works. After graduating Yale with a political science degree (and two summer internships with the CIA), and unable to get a job with ABC, he took a job as fact checker at Channel One, a news program broadcast to many junior and senior high schools. Cooper made a name for himself when, using fake press documents, he went to Myanmar and met with rebel students fighting the government. He spent the next few years living in Vietnam and traveling and reporting from horrific war torn regions like Bosnia and Rwanda. In 1995 he went to ABC where her eventually became co-anchor of World News Now. In 2005 he took an anchor position at CNN, which eventually led to the creation of his own show, Anderson Cooper 360. His in-depth and heartfelt coverage of Hurricane Katrina, as well as his willingness to confront officials who were providing a lackluster response, made Anderson Cooper a household name. In addition to his news reporting, he hosted his own syndicated talk show, Anderson, Live from 2011-2013. He is also an accomplished freelance writer as well as New York Times Best selling author.
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Anderson Cooper's Personal Life
Although the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, Cooper has had his share of challenges. He had to deal with the loss of his father and suicide of his older brother. He also suffered from dyslexia as a child. His accomplishments are his own, as he has made it very clear that he is not a trust fund baby.

Cooper is probably the most prominent openly gay journalist on television today. Although reluctant at first to discuss his sexuality, he publicly acknowledged being gay in 2012, when he realized that his being private was leading to the wrong idea that he was ashamed of being gay.
His being gay has no doubt had an influence on some of the issues he champions. Equal rights for all people, Ending gay conversion therapy and ending all forms of bullying in schools are all important to Cooper.
  Awards and Accolades
2013 GLAAD Media Vito Russo Award -presented to an openly gay media personality who helped to promote LGBTQ rights.
2011 Emmy Award - Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story (Revolution in Egypt)
2011 Emmy Award- Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story (Haiti in ruins)
2009 Emmy Award - Outstanding Continuing Coverage in a New Magazine (War Against Women)
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Kelly Pearsall

Executive Producers:
Jack Gray
Kelly Daniel
Charles Moore

Senior Producer:
Susan Chun

Chuck Hadad

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Series Theme Music:

Shirish Korde

Phil Black

Audio Designer:
Paul Bernius

CNN News
Anderson Cooper 360 is a prime time news TV show that discusses current events in-depth, while inviting guests for interviews.

Show Transmission Time:
AC-360 is broadcast live from Mondays to Fridays at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. It is aired again at 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

Show Transmission Channel:
AC-360 is transmitted on Channel CNN and it is also aired on CNN International.
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Parking For This TV Studio
The closest parking garage to the Time Warner Center is located at:
QUIK PARK West 56th Street
328 W 56th Street
New York, NY 10023
ICON Columbus Circle Parking
330 W 58th Street
New York, NY 10023
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow TV show patrons have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.