As he covers Katrina’s aftermath, CNN’s Anderson Cooper is a “stew of emotion: dejection, regret, sadness, anger,” a must-read profile in New York Magazine says.
Cooper tells Jonathan Van Meter that he has been really affected by the bodies: “I’ve seen a lot dead bodies before, and I’m not sure why these dead bodies affected me so much, but I sort of haven’t been able to stop thinking about them.”
At one point during an interview with the magazine writer, Cooper cried:
|When I ask what his life has been like for the past few days, he says, “I’m fine.”|
“It’s a horrible story to cover.”
Another long pause.
“Frankly, I feel privileged to be here. I’m really…I don’t want to leave…Umm…”
He starts to cry.
“I’m sorry,” he says, “I’m going to have to call you back in a second.”