Anderson Cooper debuted his new Oprah-esque afternoon talk show on Monday. The Washington Post does not see this as an occasion to wonder what this says about the hard-news brand of CNN -- which after all, just made Cooper its top 8 pm attraction. Instead, in a splashy Style section piece on Tuesday, Post TV critic Hank Stuever felt it was an occasion to honor how “Daytime Anderson” has now joined “Action Anderson” and “Adorable Anderson” in the Cooper persona.
Forget whether Anderson is just doing this gig for more fame or more money. Stuever wants the reader to focus on Cooper’s “catlike handsomeness,” and how he’s “even cuter” when he acts uncomfortable at all the attention he’s drawing. This goo-fest began: