Anderson Cooper 360°

Not to be confused with Studio 360.
Genre News program
Presented by Anderson Cooper
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 1,521 (as of June 2, 2016)
Executive producer(s) Charles Moore
Location(s) Time Warner Center
New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 120 minutes
Original network CNN
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release September 8, 2003 (2003-09-08) – present
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Anderson Cooper 360° (commonly shortened to either AC-360 or 360) is an American television news show hosted by the American journalist Anderson Cooper on CNN and broadcast around the world by CNN International.

360° is broadcast live from CNN's Time Warner Center studios in New York City or on location from the site of a breaking news event, airing Monday through Friday at 8:00 pm ET to 9:00 pm ET, and on some nights with a two-hour edition to 10:00 pm ET.


360° was launched on September 8, 2003, as a laid-back news/talk program running for one hour at 7:00 pm ET. During Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, CNN executives noticed an impressive ratings boost of NewsNight due to Cooper's on-site reporting and growing popularity. The executives decided to cancel NewsNight and expand 360° to two hours on November 7, 2005. In August 2011, the show was moved up to 8:00 pm ET while maintaining a replay of the show at its original 10:00 pm ET time slot.

In June 2013, however, CNN decided to stop airing regular repeats of the show, with the 10:00 pm ET time slot featuring its spin-off show, AC360° Later, which featured panel discussions on recent events led by Cooper. After being faced with irregular and inconsistent scheduling (sometimes being replaced by CNN documentaries or re-runs of AC360° from earlier in the day), it was finally discontinued in February 2014.[1]


The show is simulcast live on both CNN and CNN International at 8:00 pm ET which makes the show available to people around the world.

Cooper often anchors the program from the site of a major news story, such as his extensive coverage from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill, as well as Port-au-Prince after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and also from the storm zone in Tacloban, Leyte during the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

On September 26, 2007, 360° began broadcasting in high definition on CNN HD.

Frequent analysts and contributors to the show include CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King, Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, Senior Political Analyst David Gergen, Senior Washington Correspondent Joe Johns, David Mattingly, Investigative Reporters Randi Kaye and Gary Tuchman, Special Investigations reporter Drew Griffin, and Legal Analyst Jeff Toobin. Other contributors include radio talk show host Roland Martin, truTV's legal analyst Lisa Bloom, terrorism expert Peter Bergen, Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson, and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky. King, The Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer, Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper and Early Start & At This Hour co-anchor John Berman frequently serve as the fill-in presenters when Cooper is not available.

The show was first aired on CNN Philippines during its Paris attacks coverage of their mother network on November 14, 2015 (8:00 AM local time), via a hook-up from the CNN/U.S. feed, and started to air during its Breaking News via a hook-up from CNN International starting 2016. Eventually, AC 360° added to its local programming on August 22, 2016 as a dry-run, but was reduced in 30 minutes, giving way for Cebuano News. A week after, it was removed in the network's local programming lineup, due to a reason that CNN refuses to air AC 360° on CNN Philippines.


Supplements to the TV show

The show's website provides its visitors an overview of the show, what topics the next broadcast will cover, and areas to suggest content for the "Keeping them Honest," "Beat 360" "The Shot" segments. A podcast and videos of previously featured stories are also available at the website.

The website also features a blog which gives viewers an inside look into the stories Anderson Cooper and other CNN correspondents are working on for the show. Visitors can provide feedback to the blog articles, especially the "live blog" which is open during the show. Cooper (or the replacement host when Cooper is away) does "live blogging" where they use the commercial breaks to add entries to the blog during the first hour.


In 2006, 360° was nominated twice for a GLAAD Media Award in the category of "Outstanding TV Journalism – News Segment." The nominated segments were "School Outing" and "Secret Sex Lives." In 2006, the show has won the following News & Documentary Emmy Awards:

The show also won the following Business & Financial Reporting Emmy Award in 2006:

The show was nominated but did not win in 2007 for the following News & Documentary Emmy Awards:[4]

The show was nominated but did not win in 2007 for the following Business & Financial Reporting Emmy Awards:[5]

The show received two more nominations in 2008 but did not win:[6]

In 2010, Anderson Cooper 360° was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine" for the episode "Bullied to Death?" during the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.[7]

In 2011, AC360 won two Emmys for their coverage of the earthquake in Haiti:[8]


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Preceded by
Erin Burnett Outfront
Anderson Cooper 360°
Succeeded by
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
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