Anderson Cooper's Daytime Show to Debut With Amy Winehouse's Parents
Anderson Cooper is the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning anchor of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360", a provocative alternative to the typical network evening newscast, airing weeknights at 10 p.m. ET. Cooper joined CNN in December 2001 and served as CNN's weekend anchor before moving to prime time in March 2003 following the war in Iraq. In addition to reporting for CNN, Cooper, an award-winning journalist, also provides reports for CBS's "60 Minutes."
Cooper has also signed with Telepictures Productions to host and produce a one-hour daily daytime talk show titled 'Anderson' to be distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. When the show premieres on September 12, Cooper - whose voice made its Broadway debut in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING this spring - will talk to the late singer Amy Winehouse's parents, reports Zap2It.
Winehouse was an English pop-soul singer whose hit songs include "You Know I'm No Good" and "Rehab." A hot demo tape got Winehouse a recording contract with Island Records when she was still a teen. Her debut album, Frank (2003), earned heaps of praise and plenty of awards in the U.K., but it was her second release, Back to Black (2006), that made her a star in both the U.K. and the United States. She passed away July 23; no cause of death has yet been disclosed prior to an October inquest.