Some find ventriloquism dummies to be creepy. It might be even creepier if that dummy looks just like you. Anderson checks out the "Mini Cooper" on eBay. He also tries to say the word ventriloquism, and that’s where things kind of go off the rails.
The AC360 Later panel digs into Fmr. Defense Secy. Robert Gates' new memoir, which heaps scathing criticism on the Obama administration. The Dish founder, Andrew Sullivan, says "it’s not what I would expect from Bob Gates. I would expect it from other people. But this man?...the fact that he was enraged the entire time, I find it hard to understand."
A police union in Omaha, Nebraska posted a home video of an African American toddler swearing at a roomful of adults, who egg him on. The AC360 Later panel weighs in on the outrage the union has sparked with its remarks about the video.
Some substance abuse experts are afraid that Colorado's new marijuana law will lead to a rise in addiction. Gary Tuchman reports.
Plus, Dr. Drew and Carl Hart, Columbia University psychology professor and author of "High Price", debate whether pot is a gateway drug.
Anderson takes a look back at politics and power in 2013 from the U.S. government shutdown to the Affordable Care Act and everything in between.
Join us and watch Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin ring in the New Year live from Times Square on CNN. Tune in Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET.
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And don't miss the Anderson Cooper 360° special at 8 p.m. ET, “All the Best, All the Worst 2013,” to relive the ups and downs from the past year in politics, pop culture, the economy, and entertainment.
Editor's Note: “CNN Special Report: Extraordinary People” airs tonight at 10 pm E.T.
Robin Meade and Anderson Cooper host a special on the events that shook us—and the people who suddenly became our heroes. That includes Antoinette Tuff who managed to calm and disarm a gunman ready to shoot up an Atlanta middle school. Watch a preview of Anderson's interview with Antoinette now. You can catch her full story tornight and get ready meet more extraordinary and inspirational people.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson described himself as "the blessing and the curse of HIV" in an interview with Anderson Cooper and also opened up about his gay son who came out publicly a few months ago.
"I'm the blessing because people were talking about it, they ran out and got tested at that time. Then I'm the curse because…people now say, oh well, HIV is nothing because if I get it I can be like Magic. He's doing good, and I can do the same thing he's doing or take the same medicine he's taking and I'll be okay," Johnson said. "But what they don't understand, in 22 years, millions of people have died."
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