[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/08/29/palin.bio/art.palin.podium.gi.jpg caption="John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate came as a surprise."]
Tonight, we have new details on John McCain's running mate. Have you heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin before today? When McCain announced his pick, he called her "the running mate who can best help me shake up Washington."
Our reporters have been digging deeper into Palin's past. We've got all the angles tonight on 360.
Here are the basics: Palin, 44, is a first-term governor. The surprise choice, described herself a bipartisan reformer and a fighter against corruption in her speech today in front of 15,000 supporters in Dayton, Ohio. "To have been chosen brings a great challenge that will demand the best that I have to give, and I promise nothing less," she said.
What do you think of McCain's pick? See what our reporters uncovered about Palin tonight on 360.
Tonight, we're also tracking Hurricane Gustav. Anderson will be reporting live from New Orleans, which could be right in the path of the storm. Today the city marked the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Anderson says the memories still burn along the Gulf coast. Three years later, is Nola ready for another hurricane?
Don't miss 360 starting at 10pm ET.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
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