Richard, in turn, makes a deal with Floyd that leaves Jason out in the cold.is an American journalist, television personality, and author.He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II and became known to a wide public in the 1980s as a member of the Rogers Commission, the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
His maternal grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather was business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, of the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune.
He is also a descendant, through his mother, of Civil War brevet Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, who was with General William T. Through his "Vanderbilt" line, he is a second cousin, once removed, of screenwriter James Vanderbilt. As a baby, he was photographed by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar.
He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°.
The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live from CNN's studios in Washington, D. In addition, he is a major correspondent for 60 Minutes.
They both share a similar sense of humor, and he is very "off center", as Lorelai at one point describes it to Rory.