CNN's Anderson Cooper reviews career, talks politics at Stambaugh


Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper said the 2016 presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is unlike any that he has seen in his 24-year career.

Cooper, speaking to a full-house audience Saturday night at Stambaugh Auditorium, said he has great respect for people who throw their hat into the presidential ring, given what they have to through. This year, that will include a one-on-one debate that the CNN anchor will moderate on Oct. 9, along with ABC’s Martha Raddatz.

“What’s extraordinary about this presidential race is how engaged people are,” said Cooper, host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

He would not predict who the next president will be, saying, “I’m not a predictor. ” Nor would he reveal the questions he will ask Oct. 9.

However, he did talk about how he is preparing to moderate the debate in order to elicit information from the candidates that people need to know to be informed voters.

Read more of his remarks in Sunday's Vindicator or on

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