Patrick Phillips of IWantMedia today checks in with the man he picked as 2005's Media Person of the Year, our beloved Anderson Cooper. They talk about the future of TV news, about A.C.'s anchoring style, about Details magazine, and about — natch — premature grayness. Allow us, if we may, to highlight just a few favorite Coop quotes from the exchange:
I think you should be yourself and be honest.... I'm not trying to be something that I'm not. I'm just trying to be myself and talk about what I know, and admit what I don't know.... As a viewer, I like to watch people who I believe are real and are being honest. I've never pretended to be something that I wasn't....
Which we think lead rather nicely to this exchange:
What keeps you up at night?
I knew you were going to ask that. Oh, I don't know. Life, I guess.
Yes, we can see why.
Anderson Cooper [IWantMedia]