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STARTWO, FRIDAY 12 DECEMBER 2008

Action on nature
Planet in Peril is
back. This time,
Anderson Cooper
and colleagues
highlight the
impact of human
actions on natural
resources.
By NIKI CHEONG
niki@thestar.com.my
F THERE is one person who truly
embodies the phrase been there,
done that, it has to be Anderson
Cooper.
The CNN anchor of the popular
new show Anderson Cooper 360 has
seen it all in his illustrious career he
has reported from war-torn countries,
been on-ground at catastrophic disasters and was a major part of the team
which covered the election of the
United States first black president.
The Bosnian civil war? Check.
Hurricane Katrina? Check. Iraq, the

Anderson Cooper was in Rwanda to report how the endangered mountain


gorilla has managed to survive in one of the worlds worst conflict zones, in
Planet in Peril: Battlelines. Pic courtesy of CNN International
London bombings and Pope John Paul
IIs funeral? Check, check and check.
Last year, Cooper added another
feather to his cap. As part of the
award-winning special Planet in Peril,
he travelled, together with chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta
and Animal Planets Jeff Corwin, to

remote areas of the world to investigate stories on the environment.


Tonight, the series continues
with its second edition, Planet in
Peril: Battle Lines. Cooper, Gupta and
National Geographic host Lisa Ling
travel to Nigeria, Peru and Taiwan,
among other places, to examine the