October 8th, 2009
08:43 PM ET

Missing In Action, Channel 78 and My Neighbors

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David Doss
AC360° Senior Executive Producer

These days when I get home late after the show, or in the mornings, when I am headed back to CNN, more often than not a neighbor asks me, “What happened to Anderson? Where are you guys? I can’t find you?” Well, If you live in New York City then you know CNN and 360 used to appear on your cable channel 10. And then suddenly we were “missing in action.”

Here’s what happened: With little warning the cable operators in New York City moved CNN and 360° to channel 78. For my neighbors, and for many other viewers, it just wasn’t acceptable. They couldn’t find Anderson. So, if you live in New York City, Anderson and the 360° team are on channel 78.

I can assure you, we are still balanced between cable’s white noise on both the left and the right, producing the only original reporting at 10pm every night and as always, for us—it’s all about accountability. We’re Keeping Them Honest. And did I mention, in New York City we’re on channel 78.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Beyond 360 • David Doss
September 16th, 2009
08:12 PM ET

John Legend on AC360° tonight

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David Doss
AC360° Senior Executive Producer

John Legend is on 360° tonight. Yes, that John Legend, the Grammy award-winning singer. He e-mailed Anderson and me this morning about our show last night. He had some strong thoughts about the discussion we had last night after former President Carter made remarks connecting  recent protests and Congressman Joe Wilson – the South Carolina Republican who shouted, “You Lie” at President Obama — and concluded racism is bubbling to the surface of American politics. Our debate was spirited and—no surprise—today the debate over the former President’s remarks has only grown louder.

And that brings me back to John Legend… He worries about the town halls and the tea parties and where we are headed. He’s done a lot of thinking about all of this, so we invited him to join our panel tonight with David Gergen, conservative activist Nick Lott and CNN Political Analyst Roland Martin…and he said yes.

Filed under: 360° Radar • David Doss • Race in America • Raw Politics
September 14th, 2009
10:44 PM ET

Patrick Swayze dies after cancer battle

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David Doss
AC360° Senior Executive Producer

Patrick Swayze died a few hours ago.

We at 360 are all sad to hear he lost his brave fight with pancreatic cancer. Safe to say so many people around the world were hoping and praying for him and his family. His story is remarkable—and it feels like we were all there fighting with him, in large part because of the memorable interview our friend Barbara Walters of ABC News did with him after his diagnosis. Anderson just spoke with Barbara for tonight’s broadcast—and once again…Barbara provides such a meaningful perspective.

David Doss

Senior EP, 360

Excerpts from Anderson's conversation with Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters:

“I’m heartsick, mostly for his wife Lisa. This was one of the most enduring marriages, 34 years.”


Filed under: 360° Radar • David Doss
April 7th, 2009
03:37 PM ET

How dangerous is this?

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David Doss
AC360° Senior Executive Producer

What if…

What if the pilot who allegedly stole a Cessna and flew from Canada into the US had had a dirty bomb—or a biological weapon—or some other kind of weapon…

Or what if—it were a coordinated attack—

What if several young men from different flying schools throughout Canada all entered US airspace at precisely the same time…

Yes—the F-16s and the slower Customs plane did fly-bys to see who was flying—but they did not shoot him down.

And when the pilot was flying at altitudes as low as 3,000 feet—what would the F-16s really do? Shoot him down—could that trigger a bomb or the release of biologicals?