With tensions running high, and an indictment announcement imminent, on Thursday evening CNN's Jason Carroll sat down with embattled Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson.
Despite rumors of the Missouri cop's potential resignation continually serving as national news fodder, Jackson referenced what he described as progress between those mourning for Michael Brown and calling for action, and those supporting the local police force and officer Darren Wilson.
To hear Jackson's interview, and Carroll's assessment of the situation from on the ground in Ferguson, watch the above video.
Just hours after police captured accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, Thursday evening saw Anderson Cooper welcome Patrick Bresnan in search of firsthand insight and perspective.
A documentarian, Bresnan worked with Frein on the film "Vietnam Appreciation Day," and vividly remembers the former fugitive as being an arrogant outlier:
"He definitely struck me as an oddball," Bresnan told Cooper. "He saw his brand of military understanding, or military reenactment, as being much more refined."
Watch the above video for more of Bresnan's assessment and analysis of the man who had been considered to be a Top Ten Fugitive by the FBI.
Following the apprehension of Eric Matthew Frein, on Thursday evening Anderson Cooper asked guests Shane Hobel and Cade Courtley to offer their insights into how police were able to capture the man accused of killing one cop and injuring another.
As the conditions in Pennsylvania have become more challenging over recent weeks, both men suggested that Frein's abilities to successfully battle the elements were entirely overstated, a fact each felt contributed to his demise.
"It's a proof positive that his...survival skills are not up to par where it's absolutely necessary for him to be coming in and out of these areas," said Hobel, himself an expert survivalist and founder of the Mountain Scout Survival School.
Courtley, meanwhile, a former Navy SEAL, suggested Frein was not nearly the outdoorsman he fancied himself:
"The fantasy ends when you start dealing with hypothermia, exhaustion, dehydration, starvation, and sleep deprivation," he told Cooper. "I think we'll find out he's not nearly as good as he thinks maybe he is ... he fights with air rifles. If he was really that good, he would have joined up."
Watch the above video for more of Hobel and Courtley's analysis of Erin Fein.
As part of an evening which saw police apprehend Eric Matthew Frein, on Thursday Anderson Cooper aired the first images of the accused cop killer since his capture.
Appearing relatively clean cut and unharmed, save for a noticeable wound across his nose, Frein rode in the back of a police car through Pennsylvania.
Watch the above video as the CNN host shared breaking details surrounding the capture of a man who had been considered to be a Top Ten Fugitive by the FBI.
Imagine receiving incessant harassment for simply walking down the street. The advocacy group Hollaback says it happens to women every day. In a video calling attention to the problem of 'catcalling,' an actor name Shoshana Roberts walked around New York City for ten hours behind a filmmaker with a camera hidden in his backpack. In an interview with Anderson, Roberts says she was harassed more than a hundred times that day and ever since the video went viral with more than 40,000 comments - she is now receiving rape threats.
Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. The crash caused a huge fire and scattered debris over a large area. Gary Tuchman reports on how it all unfolded.
Youngsters, can you imagine twenty years from now seeing a photo of Iggy Azalea at a Jo-Ann Fabric? Well, it can happen. On the RidicuList, Anderson Cooper takes a walk down memory lane to see how musicians and music have changed.
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