❝I’m not a big believer in telling people what they should think or care about. People can decide for themselves. I’m not going to tell them to eat their broccoli. People have a lot of stuff, enough stuff, going on in their lives for me to tell them that. My job is to accurately describe what a place is like, what people are going through, and let [viewers] make up their own minds. As a storyteller, I know the best stories, like Africa or Sarajevo or Haiti, are the ones where you step out of the way and let the stories, the voices, the sounds tell it. It’s all happening in front of you.
- Anderson Cooper [x]
Anderson Cooper has traded a seat in a studio for a walk through barricades, the trappings of dissent and empty bottles ready to be used as Molotov cocktails. The veteran CNN anchor realized Friday night that he had to get to Kiev to cover the unrest now gripping Ukraine. “I was actually in Los Angeles and started reading about it, and we reported on it Friday night on the show, and I started discussing it with my producers,” he said in an interview with Variety. He got on a flight Saturday morning..
❝HBO has been doing a documentary on me, so [my son] Anderson [Cooper] and I had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a long conversation, which HBO taped.
- Gloria Vanderbilt on celebrating her 90th birthday [x]