When the queen of talk, Oprah Winfrey, stepped down, I wondered what would happen to the talk show era. Yes, we have tell-it-like-it-is Dr. Phil, but there still seemed to be something missing from the traditional daytime talk. It was the the ability to connect to an audience, not in a preachy way, but with compassion. When I heard the announcement that Anderson Cooper, the celebrated CNN journalist, was embarking on a talk show career, I was ecstatic. Anderson has a tremendous passion for reporting and asking the deep questions that you want answered. He is raw but not confrontational. He has been dedicated to issues such as bullying and human suffering, even beyond the demands of his profession. Anderson has empathy for people in need, determination to make a difference, and a sense of responsibility.
On Friday, I had the opportunity to attend a taping of Anderson’s new talk show Anderson. My sister, my mom, and I were so excited to be a part of the audience and to catch a glimpse of the silver-haired fox in action. Not even my severe soar throat held me back. The show that we attended was about domestic violence, a topic that resonates with us at 3GB. Anderson’s guests shared their inspirational survival stories. It was quite moving. I encourage you to check out your local listings to see when this episode will be airing and keep tuning into Anderson.