CNN's Planet in Peril

Looks like CNN’s new enviro doc, Planet in Peril is covering a lot more than just global warming (thumbs up!) though I am slightly disappointed that it is all guys hosting the show (thumbs down!). Where are the fearless female journos and experts (since in surveys, up to 80% of self-described environmentalists are women)?

On second thought, all these guys are HOT!! (thumbs up! Maybe they WERE thinking of the ladies here). Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Jeff Corwin can put my planet in peril anytime…….(sorry, but watch the trailer and you’ll see what I mean!)


Planet in Peril uses first-hand investigative reporting to provide a better understanding of the environment’s present state. Bringing viewers the stories behind the statistics, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Animal Planet host and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin will focus on four main issues that threaten the planet and its inhabitants: climate change, deforestation, species loss and overpopulation. Planet in Peril, filmed across four continents and 13 countries, airs over two nights on CNN/U.S. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET/PT) and globally on CNN International.

I’d love to hear what our readers think of the show once it’s aired. Come back here and offer your take if you see it!

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Starre Vartan is editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life.


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  2. I haven’t seen this yet, but after reading comments from Anderson Cooper that included these gems: “What I really learned is you actually have to go into nature to report on the environment, which is sort of annoying because I really don’t like nature very much,” … and … “Jesus Christ! We really need to solve this whole environmental thing quickly, because I really don’t want to do it again.”
    (from:, I think I’ll pass. I mean, really, sending someone who doesn’t like nature on an environmentally-minded piece is shoddy journalism. For now, I’ll stick with the BBC’s Planet Earth where the talkingheads are excluded and the story sells with the images. But perhaps I’m still a bit biased after hating on Cooper for his poor coverage of the 2004 tsunami.

  3. Oh, Anderson, why are you such an idiot? “I don’t like nature very much?” I agree Courtney, it seems that someone reporting on such an important topic should have a little respect for his topic. Still, if even HE was convinced of the importance of this, then that bodes well for convincing all the other inactive folks that they should take action. Perhaps I’m too much of an optimist?

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