Anderson Cooper memorable on air moments

Host Anderson Cooper arrives for the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the Shrine Auditorium in...

Host Anderson Cooper arrives for the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California December 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Jason Redmond)

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Remember when Anderson Cooper hosted the reality show The Mole?

In this clip from the second season in 2002, the TV host and foreign correspondent becomes a card dealer for a high-stakes game to determine who will stay the night in his creepy, doll-filled ‘funhouse.’

Anderson Cooper’s team was attacked by Hosni Mubarak supporters while they were in Cairo reporting for CNN during the Tahrir Square protests in 2011. Shaky video showed the CNN team fleeing from the crowd with Cooper saying that he had been ‘hit at least 10 times’.

On more than one occasion, Cooper has caught a case of the giggles on air and couldn’t shake them. During one of his regular segments, the RidicuList, Cooper starts a giggle fit and has to walk off camera and even wipe away tears.

Anderson Live broadcast a segment where Jersey Shore star Snooki takes Cooper to get his very first spray tan. Cooper takes his shirt off, dons a shower cap and has muscle definition painted onto his body.

While on the actual Jersey Shore covering Hurricane Sandy, Cooper is hit by a wave as he walks through the floodwaters of the storm at night.

While reporting on the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, Cooper saved a young boy who was injured in the looting. He grabbed the bleeding boy and pulled him to safety.

In November, Cooper found himself in the middle of the Gaza-Israel conflict when an explosion occurred while he was reporting in Gaza City. A surprised Cooper hit the deck in the middle of his report.

Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper paired up to host New Year's from Times Square in 2009 when the red-headed comedian let a dirty word slip on live TV.

Anderson Cooper was both criticized and praised for kicking ‘human Barbie’ Sarah Burge off of his talk show. After the woman talked about her teen daughter having Botox, Anderson said that he had nothing left to talk to her about and then called her ‘dreadful.’


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