Anderson Cooper 360°

Anderson Cooper 360°

A behind the scenes look at Anderson Cooper 360°. Watch AC360° M-F at 8pm/ET on @CNN and follow Anderson on twitter: @AndersonCooper.

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"There is a bigger context here,” says CNN's @VanJones68  about the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal. “This idea of White vigilante violence is something that we have to wrestle with… We have got a pattern now, where White men feel that they have the right to enforce the law.”

Kelly Davis, whose two, children were in a band that was struck by the SUV in Waukesha, recounts the horrifying incident. Gratefully, both he and his children survived, and are well.

Ahmaud Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, responds to the defense attorney's comments about her son's "long, dirty toenails" calling the remarks very "disturbing" and "rude." "To totally neglect that my son had a huge e hole in his chest when he was shot with a shotgun…"

Members of Milwaukee's beloved "Dancing Grannies" were among those killed in the parade crash. "The smiles they see when performing is the reason why they do, what they do," reports @GaryTuchmanCNN  reports.

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a rally in Charlottesville, says she’s “glad [the jury was] able to recognize the preponderance of evidence definitely showed the clients to be guilty.”

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says Americans can expect to see the price of gas to go down over the next few weeks after Pres. Biden announced the release of oil reserves, but warns the drop will be not be overnight.

Theawanza Brooks, Ahmaud Arbery's aunt, says she is pleased that the three men convicted of murdering her nephew may serve "life-without-parole." "They'll get the same treatment that we have... Ahmaud will never come home again, so they shouldn't be able to go home either."

Dr. Anthony Fauci on staying safe from Covid-19 this Thanksgiving: “If you are vaccinated and your family members are vaccinated and if you have children who are too young to be vaccinated, just gather in the home."

CNN's John Berman speaks with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about NASA's DART mission, or the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, which is set to crash into a near-Earth asteroid to try to change its motion in space. "It's a badass move."


You said "what punishment of gods are not gifts. Do you really believe that?" @andersoncooper , choking back tears, asks Stephen Colbert, as they discuss grief. "Yes," replies the comedian. "It's a gift to exist and with existence comes suffering. There's no escaping that."

"The President just used a bible...and one of the churches of my diocese without permission as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our churches stand for...I am outraged" - Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Poet Amanda Gorman tells CNN's @andersoncooper  that the Capitol riot inspired her to write a "message of hope, ingenuity and healing"

“This is truly a terrifying and epic crisis,” says @clarissaward , as a deadly coronavirus outbreak ravages India. “It is just staggering, the amount of suffering. People are struggling to breathe. They are literally dying on the streets and there is just no end in sight.”

"We are witnessing America as a failed social experiment," says Dr. @CornelWest . "…Its capitalist economy could not… deliver, in such a way that people could live lives of decency. The nation state, it's criminal justice system…could not generate protection of rights."

Body cam footage shows officers tased, kicked and dragged Ronald Greene, a Black man who died on his way to the hospital after a high speed police pursuit. Authorities reportedly told his family he'd been killed in an auto accident immediately after hitting a tree.

“Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar,” says GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, defiant on the eve of a vote that may determine her political future. “I will not sit back and watch in silence while others...join the former President’s campaign to undermine our democracy."