Anderson Cooper

Interesting profile of CNN’s Anderson Cooper. I did not know he was a Vanderbilt; he’s one of those people who just suddenly appeared on TV and it seemed like everybody knew who he was. Cooper’s had a rough life . . . the funny thing is, the anchors are such creatures of the Manhattan establishment, yet the Big Three were mostly self-made men haling from far from the East Coast, without much in terms of social or educational pedigree – Rather’s a Texan, Brokaw’s from South Dakota, Jennings was from Canada. Cooper is more from the background you’d expect in a big media guy, the background that most New York Times reporters come from.