In Profile: Stephanopoulos, Cooper, Brown

By Brian Flood 

“Good Morning America” co-host George Stephanopoulos was profiled in the Los Angeles Times to discuss leaving politics for a morning show, his rigorous schedule and even why he doesn’t partake in the “GMA” Halloween festivities.

“I don’t have to do anything I’m not comfortable with. I don’t act. I’m going to be myself. I have a role on that show, and it doesn’t serve me or the viewers to try to put me in a role that doesn’t fit.”

The National Review Online’s feature on Anderson Cooper points out his willingness to have meaningful conversations, even if they’re controversialThe columns states:

“Cooper had as a guest human-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She’s on a ‘hit list,’ as another guest put it, and invitations for her to speak at American universities have been matters of debate (Yale) or even of relenting to threats (Brandeis). Just issuing an invitation to Hirsi Ali can be an act of courage, especially on a day when the top news story was about a media outlet under attack for what it had published, and people dead for exercising free speech.”

New York magazine asks the question, how did former news anchor Campbell Brown become the most controversial woman in school reform?

“They say I don’t have standing to comment on schools because of my appearance and who I’m married to, and I say that’s just pathetic. They don’t want to engage in a debate because they have no argument. I’ve covered the White House and been yelled at by presidents. If people in power are pissed, it usually means you are doing something right.”

 

 

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