First off, Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and family, fellow FreakSpeakers and to all of you that take time everyday to visit the blog! I hope this holiday finds you with your family or loved ones.
Not only does Anderson get to enjoy turkey (or whatever those Vanderbilts might eat) today, he'll be enjoying the sights and sounds of Turkey next week! While I'm not thrilled about having to deal with Delia (annoying) I'm happy that we'll get some face time with Nic Robertson. I'm hoping that this is as close to Iraq as he will get. No one purposely needs to be going into Iraq. And it would be nice to see people leaving instead, but that's another topic for another day.
And rumor has it that Anderson will be back in NYC to co-host Regis and Kelly on Dec. 8th. A word of advice to Anderson, as much as you're tempted, don't cover her mouth...she gets really bitchy when that happens ;)
From CNN's press release...
CNN’s Anderson Cooper will anchor Anderson Cooper 360° live from Turkey from Monday, Nov. 27, through Thursday, Nov. 30, to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the predominately Muslim nation next week. In addition to Cooper, senior international correspondent Nic Robertson and faith and values correspondent Delia Gallagher provide live reports and taped segments for the program.
Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Turkey from Tuesday, Nov. 28, through Friday, Dec. 1, marks the pope’s first trip into a Muslim nation following remarks he made about radical Islam. His comments ignited a backlash among some Muslims. His trip has been characterized as a clash of cultures: Christianity and Islam.
For the Anderson Cooper 360° special coverage, “Harmony or Holy War: The Pope in Turkey,” Cooper interviews Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, who plans to meet privately with the pope on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Istanbul. For other segments, Cooper, Gallagher and Robertson explore the spread of radical Islam across Europe and the growing antagonism with the West.