I thought this would be a nice way to dive into the new year. On Monday, CNN re-ran an episode of Anderson Cooper 360 where he interviewed Stephen Colbert for a full hour. (Without commercials, it runs about 38 minutes.) It's really terrific, and it seemed right to repost here. It's smart, funny, geeky at times, insightful, and then for almost 20 minutes -- which they get into in large part because Cooper's mother Gloria Vanderbilt had passed away about two months before -- and they talk about grief. This is a subject that Colbert notably got into with Joe Biden, and it's just as interesting and moving here, but takes on its own dimension because of how raw the subject clearly is to Cooper. All in all, it was just really good conversation.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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