Anderson Cooper by day will be a different news personality

09/12/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

CNN's hard-charging newsman Anderson Cooper will be showing a softer side on his syndicated daytime talk show, which debuts today. The first week's lineup includes the family of the late singer Amy Winehouse, Snooki from MTV's "Jersey Shore" and the cast of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Although some may question what effect this lighter approach will have on Cooper's news credentials, others say it's possible today to be authentic in both hard and soft news contexts.

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