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Anderson Cooper (born 3 June 1967) is currently host of the CNN program Anderson Cooper 360°, a 2-hour nightly news show. He is known for his on-site reporting and emotional "heart-on-his-sleeve" reporting. He has reported from Baghdad during its recent elections and the tsunami recovery effort in Eastern Asia. After Hurricane Katrina, Anderson Cooper spent a substantial amount of time in the Gulf Coast states, and chastised a number of politicians, including Senator Trent Lott and Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, and leaders for their poor response to the disaster.