Anderson Cooper’s AC360 returned in full the first Monday in January 2014, with the special AC360 Later segment, which now is different from the 8 PM segment, and usually has a panel discussion. CNN has been broadcasting many of its documentary films, Morgan Spurlock undercover work and Anthony Bourdain travel adventures during the holidays. Sometimes there seem to be too many repeats. Instant replay view through Netflix or Amazon becomes desirable for these
The panel discussion, using featuring “gay conservative” Andrew Sullivan, interviewed a guest who opposed legalization of recreational marijuana (however well regulated0 by Colorado. The guest (former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, as a surprise) offered a disturbing, anti-libertarian and Santorum-like argument. He said something like “I have three kids”, and “as a father, I have to do something to reduce the risk of their getting hooked, or getting injured by a driver stoned on it”. The rest of the panel went onto the obvious comparison to alcohol. Keep in mind, Morgan Spurlock had gone undercover on the medical marijuana issue (but not recreational) in Colorado in the summer (the "Inside Man" series; see this blog, June 23).
The link for the segment on recreational marijuana is "The Drawbacks to Legalizing Marijuana" here,
Picture: on top Dolly Sods, W Va., Aug. 2013; who knows what illegal things grow wild and aren't even noticed\?
(Note: I have sometimes called the segment "AC360 Late" but it is "Later"; yo have to use the "Later" to find it in Google..)