|10-04-2011, 09:16 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Teen hurt preparing for talk show
Teen hurt preparing for Anderson Cooper talk show
Published - Oct 04 2011 05:06AM EST
By DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer
NEW YORK — Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show is dealing with the fallout of a skateboarding accident that injured a teenager about to appear in an episode on the science of the teenage brain.
The news blog Gawker.com reported the teen hit his head while trying to film himself doing stunts on a skateboard and was in a coma.
Cooper's month-old syndicated talk show, "Anderson," confirmed Monday that it had asked its guest for video footage but wouldn't comment on what he had been asked to film. The show didn't provide the teen with the camera and learned of the injury on the morning he and his parents were to travel to New York for taping of the episode, according to a statement provided by spokeswoman Laura Mandel, who wouldn't answer questions about the accident.
Cooper said he was "very saddened" to hear about the accident and wanted to express his "deepest concerns for the teenager who was injured."
"I take this situation seriously," Cooper said, "and my thoughts and prayers for his health, well-being and recovery are with him and his family."
The segment was triggered by an article in the October issue of National Geographic magazine detailing the science behind brain development and how young people can often engage in maddening, self-destructive behavior, the show said.
The article, by David Dobbs, opens with an anecdote of Dobbs' 17-year-old son being caught by police driving 113 mph on a highway. Cooper's show initially sought to book Dobbs but later decided not to, and the magazine had nothing to do with the segment, National Geographic spokeswoman Beth Foster said....
Teen hurt preparing for Anderson Cooper talk show - Road Runner
|10-09-2011, 10:06 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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No, the producers of the 'Anderson' show asked that the teen provide some home footage, but they did not provide the camera to the teen. The teen was performing skateboarding tricks and filming himself at the same time when he was injured, not the brightest idea.
They were thinking more along the lines of him either filming himself doing stuff in his room or having his friends film some of his wilder behavior outside the house. They never expected this.
I feel bad for the teen. I don't hold anyone responsible for this freak accident.
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|10-16-2011, 06:56 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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How was this not possible, even likely?
"We hear you do wild and dangerous stuff, wanna be on TV? Just get some on film for us..."
*Crash Bang Smash*
"We are terribly sorry that 'kid' got hurt doing wild and dangerous stuff, we had no way to know this would happen..."