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Anderson Cooper's Blowup Beats Geraldo Rivera's Crying in Hurricane Coverage Contest


ATLANTA — CNN's Anderson Cooper beat Fox News' Geraldo Rivera and other news presenters in the contest for the most emotional reporter of Hurricane Katrina.

The tears streaming down Geraldo's face and Geraldo's almost poetic never-ending monologue won him many early fans, but Anderson Cooper was able to trump Geraldo with an emotional outburst where he stopped being a reporter and became an advocate and part of the story.

When Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat who has been a harsh critic of the early Federal response to the Hurricane, thanked Federal officials on air for their recent efforts in the recovery, Cooper exploded with, "Excuse me, Senator " I've been seeing dead bodies in the street " and to listen to politicians thanking each other, you know, I got to tell you, there are a lot of people who are very upset."

TV industry heavyweights were awed by Cooper's performance.

"I'm in awe," said Dan Rather. "It's every reporter's dream to be the story. Cooper has been able to achieve this at such a young age. It's impressive!"

"I also like the way he threw in the phrase "you know,'" said Don Hewitt. "That gets the common folk into the story."

Geraldo Rivera complained that Anderson Cooper was incapable of expressing the range of emotion that, he, Geraldo, displayed.

"Acting angry is not hard," said Geraldo. "Crying on camera really is. But I have my own technique. When I say "Can you get a shot of that dead body over there' and the camera pans away, I rub pepper in my eyes."

Cooper declined to be interviewed for this story, but a spokesman said he was Gloria Vanderbilt's son.

Emma Dubin

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