• Anderson Cooper set to join the daytime talk-show ranks
Andrew Ryan, Globe and Mail (Toronto) Interview with Anderson Cooper.[Q:] Everyone knows Oprah, but what was unique about Donahue? [A:] At the time, a lot of the topics he was doing were groundbreaking and he was giving a voice to people who you didn’t normally see on television. The energy of the show and the interaction with the audience was always compelling. There were days when it was pretty tawdry and days it was serious. At one point he had Ayn Rand on for a series of conversations, which was something you didn’t see every day on television.