Hi! As promised, our undercover agent 00F took this images and some video from Anderson's lecture at the Museum of TV and Radio for your viewing pleasure, I'm also trying to whip the agent to write a first hand account, including the small chat they had at the staircase... hmmm, let's see if 00F obliges...
- He is planning to go to Iraq during the summer
- Soon to Niger for 60 minutes
Agent 00F comply with the request, so here it is:
Most memorable moments of the event.
by Agent 00F, Visiting New York Freak Correspondent
The lecture was really in a form of an interview with clips of his famous reports on a big screen. The start was a blunder – the host said something along the lines of that she never met him though worked on CNN in the past. And now she can see him in her bedroom a lot more often- Anderson was fast – oh, let’s not talk about it further with audience laughing. Host said she didn’t mean it the way it came out –but everybody was glad it did -)
He mentioned the dangers of conflict/war reporting. Admitted it is kind of addictive. He said there’s a line when you’re staying there too long and he knows colleagues who have been in war situation a few years and couldn’t adjust to normal life after that. Normal life seems to ordinary when you’re covering war and it’s easy to get lost.
He did talk about
He was asked if CNN would let him go to
He was asked what he thinks about the article talking about him being used as a symbol of emotional reporting (in a bad way). He disagrees with that, said that he’s less emotional then most other anchors and that it happened to him only once during Katrina. He tries to do balanced reporting, citing
There was a question form the audience about difference of doing 60 Minutes and CNN.
Another question from the audience–sport stars want to be anchors, rock stars sport stars and so on. What would Anderson prefer –be a rock star or sport star- he said he would prefer to be a rock star, he knows nothing about sports it must be thrilling to perform on stage in front of thousands of people.
Ander q&a was over a few people went up to him to get autographs, he was very nice, polite and charming. He looks younger in person than on TV. I did hear it from other people and can confirm it myself -)