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Emmy Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist

Sunday, February 15, 2009 at Thousand Oaks
Monday, February 16, 2009 at Redondo Beach
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Pasadena

A new breed of broadcast journalist, Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360°, an unconventional, wide-ranging CNN news program. Showcasing compelling stories from around the globe, he taps into the global pulse, reliving and rethinking the people, places and events that matter most. He also moderated a Democratic presidential debate for CNN’s “America Votes 2004.” Before joining CNN, he anchored ABC's World News Now and reported for World News Tonight, 20/20 and 20/20 Downtown.

He has won several awards including an Emmy Award. Anderson Cooper is the author of the best-selling memoir Dispatches from the Edge, based in part on his coverage of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.