CNN’s Award-winning Broadcast Journalist and Anchor Anderson Cooper to Appear at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 20

Anderson Cooper, CNN’s award-winning broadcast journalist and anchor of Anderson Cooper 360°, will appear at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale, now.

Cooper will begin with a discussion about current events and interesting stories from his travels before opening up the floor to an additional moderated question and answer session with the audience.


In addition to Anderson Cooper 360°, Cooper is the host and executive producer of Anderson, the nationally syndicated, daily, one-hour daytime talk show. Cooper also provides reports for CBS’s 60 Minutes. He has also played a pivotal role in CNN’s political coverage and has anchored from conventions and moderated several presidential debates. This past October, Cooper moderated CNN’s Republican debate from Las Vegas.


Cooper has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he covered the uprisings in the middle-east, the aftermath of both earthquakes in Japan and Haiti, the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf. During most of 2007 and 2008, Cooper traveled around the world for Planet in Peril, a high-definition documentary about issues threatening the planet, its inhabitants and its natural resources.


In the past, Cooper has covered numerous stories about bullying. This year, he has, again, teamed-up with Cartoon Network and Time Inc., to present a multi-platform initiative on the subject.


Cooper and Anderson Cooper 360° have won several major journalism awards, including multiple Emmy awards. Cooper has also earned a National Headliners Award for his tsunami coverage, an Emmy Award for his contribution to ABC’s coverage of Princess Diana’s funeral; a Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival for his report from Sarajevo on the Bosnian civil war; a Bronze Telly for his coverage of famine in Somalia; a Bronze Award from the National Educational Film and Video Festival for a report on political Islam; and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism for his 20/20 Downtown report on high school athlete Corey Johnson.


Dispatches from the Edge, Cooper’s memoirs about covering the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and other news events, topped the New York Times Bestsellers List and other bestseller charts.


Anderson Cooper graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a BA in political science. He also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi.


Tickets are $89, $74, $59 and $44*; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply

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