If you didn’t know it by now, Anderson Cooper is heading to daytime television this Fall. The 43-year-old reporter will be launching a new talk show in September, titled “Anderson“. He’ll tape the show from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Allen Room. From what I hear, the studio boasts sweeping views of Central Park and Columbus Circle. “Anderson” will air in syndication on major networks and fill Oprah Winfrey’s recently-vacated spot. Question remains if the Silver Fox will replace Oprah in the audience’s hearts.
“It’s fun and interesting to work in daytime television. The format is unique and you can really go in-depth on a wide range of fascinating and compelling stories. With this new program I hope to relay important information and relate to people and the audience in a completely different way. It’s an exciting opportunity to show another side of myself and create something worthwhile and special in daytime.” – Anderson Cooper
To promote his new endeavor, Cooper launched the show’s official website late last week. Showing a more relaxed look, Anderson rolls up his sleeves and flashes his million dollar smile. He also unveiled the san serif logo which I like. It’s understated and simple, but strong. Recently, Cooper spent a day in his new studio with a live audience where he shared insights about himself- from his childhood, favorite television shows, his career as a reporter and much more. Clips from the taping will be posted on his website throughout the summer, leading to the show’s September 12, 2011 debut.
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