Over the course of his three-decade career, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has reported from more than 40 countries, documenting nearly every major world news event. Many of them have been tragedies.
Sometimes Cooper has had to insist on showing audiences footage that captures the pain of the people ensnared by those tragedies: “People who are suffering want you to know — the world to know — about what they are going through.”
“Everybody in this room wants to be seen and heard and felt,” Cooper told a crowd of more than 700 at Poynter’s annual fundraising gala Saturday. “Everybody wants that, all around the world. You don’t want to die in silence. You don’t want to have your child die in silence. So people want you to see what’s happening, and I want people to see what’s happening.”
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