ANDERSON COOPER'S DEBUT ON "60 MINUTES"
THIS SUNDAY FEATURES AN INTERVIEW WITH THE
ABU GHRAIB WHISTLE BLOWER, JOE DARBY
CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper will report his first story for 60 MINUTES, an interview with Joe Darby, the man who touched off one of the biggest news stories of the war in Iraq when he gave authorities pictures of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison. Cooper's report will be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 10 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS television Network.
His appearance is the result of a deal between CBS News and CNN announced last May that provides for the CNN anchor to report as many as five 60 MINUTES stories.
Cooper, the anchor of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360�," first reported for CBS News on "60 Minutes II" -- the broadcast that first reported the Abu Ghraib story. One of his two reports during the 2004-'05 television season broke the story of a doctor who prescribed steroids and human growth hormone to several Carolina Panthers NFL players. The doctor was subsequently indicted on multiple counts of distributing the drugs and recently pleaded guilty to some of the charges. Congress held hearings and the NFL strengthened some of its drug policies.