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Executive Producer, New Year's Eve with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin
It has taken months of preparation, planning, technical support… but the moment will soon be here. Hundreds of CNN producers, technicians, and staff have come together to put on a great show for viewers to usher in the new year. The year 2008 has been one of epic history. An unforgettable election, a new President about to take office, an economy that has tested our resilience. Anderson and Kathy are excited. And so are we. Join us, and have fun. Fun is the theme of tonight’s show. Enjoy the show.
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Happy New Year CNN it is colder here in Minnesota! Like that helps, You guys do a great job, especially with a littlt "Skynard". Godspeed and peace to the world!
I really am feeling for you AC, Kathy seems to be torturing you and enjoying every minute of it. Maybe next year you can team up with someone funny. I have admired your bravery but you do not deserve this gig!! Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed my dog picture of Ivory it is an award winner!
Anderson you were amazingly in control considering you had to deal with Kathy. I almost tuned to Dick Clark *gasp* Please, next year, get yourself a more suitable escort, perhaps one less brash. Best wishes in 2009, I'll be watching 360!
Happy New Year to all. And thank you Anderson Cooper for bringing on Kathy Griffin, she brings her unique and by my judgment the best kind of humor to the show. Keep up the great work through out the new year, and it does not have to be a New Year to bring her on as a guest anchor every now and then!
Thanks CNN for the best TV party!!! Happy New Year.
Thank You Kathy, Thank You Anderson – you both made me smile and feel glad to be an American, glad to be a citizen of the Earth and feeling Good here in 2009. Hope you two will make it a tradition to ring in the New Year.
We love you two! Happy New Year! We are with our 3 kids-dogs (jack russells) sophie, seven and dallas. Cuddled in bed and warm!
Ha! How can they stand each other?!!?!?!? It's 18 degrees and they're shouting and laughing, the show just started!!!!
Happy New Year to the 360 crew, good luck Anderson!
Happy New Year everyone! Especially Anderson and Kathy and all who are braving the cold in Time's Square.
Where's Erica, I hope she's enjoying the beach right about now
Happy New Year to Mr. Cooper and Ms. Griffin and all the 360 crew, esp those working in the cold.
"Fun is the theme?" I must admit, I admire anyone who can remain standing, retain their thoughts and force the facial muscles to move long enough to talk and laugh out loud in below freezing weather. Add to the mix the tight squeeze of the crowd and the roar of the excitement..Yep, Fun is the theme. I've heard chicken noodle soup thaws the limbs and will restore them to room temperature! Happy New Year.
Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif.