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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY FIRST GUEST TONIGHT IS AN EMMY-WINNING

JOURNALIST WHO JUST HOSTED CNN'S NEW YEAR'S EVE BROADCAST.

PLEASE WELCOME ANDERSON.

♪ ♪ ♪ PLOOUZ

I GOTTA SAY WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE SHOW, AND NOT A

LOT OF NEWSMEN GET STANDING OVATIONS.

>> WELL, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF US LEFT.

>> Stephen: GOOD TO KNOW.

GOOD TO KNOW.

>> HAPPY NEW YEAR.

>> Stephen: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.

DID YOU HAVE A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION?

>> A NEW YEAR'S-- MINE ARE SO LAME.

>> Stephen: THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID TOAND DEE.

>> I ALWAYS RESOLVE TO WORK OUT MORE.

>> Stephen: THAT IS LAME.

>> I'LL TELL YOU, I DID AN INTERVIEW WITH "THE ROCK" A

COUPLE MONTHS AGO, WHEN HE WALKED IN I SAID, "OH, MAN, YOU

LET YOURSELF GO."

AND HE WAS LIKE, WHAT?" I SAID, "I'M KIDDING, I'M

KIDDING."

HE'S A LOVELY GUY AND HE STARTED ASKING ME WHERE I WORK OUT

BECAUSE HE DOESN'T LIKE HIS GYM IN NEW YORK.

I SAID YOU MIGHT LIKE MY GYM, IT'S UNDERGROUND, NO WINDOWS,

THE EQUIPMENT IS OLD AND SERIOUS LIFTERS, AND ME, AND HE'S USING

MY GYM WHENEVER HE COMES TO NEW YORK SO MY GYM CRED HAS

SKYROCKETED BECAUSE PEOPLE KNOW I GOT THE ROCK TO COME TO THE

GYM.

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW I'M A FAN OF YOURS AND I'M NOT TAKING

ANYTHING AWAY FROM ANDERSON COOPER WHEN I SAY IF THE ROCK IS

THERE, ISN'T IT REALLY HIS GYM?

>> THAT'S TRUE.

>> Stephen: I WATCHED YOU AND ANDY.

I REALLY ENJOYED IT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: THE ONLY CRITICISM I WOULD HAVE IS YOU CUT AWAY TO

ANYONE ELSE.

WE WANT TO SEE THE TWO OF YOU SUFFER IN THE COLD.

>> YES.

WELL, I IT WAS FUNNY BECAUSE IN THE RUN-UP, ANDY KEPT HAVING

THESE APPOINTMENTS TO GET WARM JACKETS TAILORED.

I SAID YOU DON'T NEED TAILORED COATS.

YOU NEED MASSIVE LAYERS AND PARKAS.

I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO REALLY DIE OUT THERE.

ON TUESDAY I CALLED UP THE STORE CALLED "THE WARMING STORE" IN

PHILADELPHIA I FOUND ON THE SPIRNT.

( ( APPLAUSE )

(.

>> YOU WORK AT THE WARMING STORE.

>> Stephen: A SPONSOR.

>> RIGHT, THE WARMING STORE I TALKED TO.

SO I SPENT $2900 BUYING ELECTRIC CLOTHING.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT THEY HAD ELECTRICALLY HEATED CLOTHING

NOW.

>> Stephen: THERE'S A BATTERY PACK?

>> THERE'S A BATTERY PACK ON YOUR SOCKS, ON YOUR VEST, ON

LONG UNDERWEAR, ON YOUR HATS AND YOUR GLOVES.

AND THEY SOLD ME THE FERRARI OF WARMING GLOVES, THEY SAID.

SO CONFIDENCE KIND OF AMAZING.

>> Stephen: SO YOU WEREN'T WEARING A COAT.

YOU WERE WEARING AN ENVIRONMENT.

>> I HAD COATS OVER IT, BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN YOU COULD

PRESS A BUTTON AND YOUR PERKS CS WOULD GET REALLY HOT.

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW WHO CAN DO THAT?

>> THE ROCK.

>> Stephen: THE ROCK.

>> HE DOESN'T NEED THE CLOTHING.

HE JUST DOES THAT AUTOMATICALLY.

>> Stephen: NOW, LISTEN, ARE YOU STILL--

>> IS THIS MINE?

>> Stephen: SURE, WHY NOT.

LET'S FIND OUT.

DO YOU STILL HAVE A CONTACT HIGH FROM RANDI KAYE?

YOU GUYS GOT A LITTLE TEASING.

>> FIRST OF ALL, IT'S LEGAL IN COLORADO.

SHE WAS JUST -- >> Stephen: NO ONE SAID IT

WASN'T.

>> WE ARE GROWN ADULTS.

AND SHE DID NOT SMOKE -- >> Stephen: SECONDHAND.

>> WHATEVER.

SHE ENDED UP AT A PAINT PARTY WHERE I GUESS THIS POT BUS ENDED

UP AT A PAINT PARTY WHERE FOR WHATEVER REASON PEOPLE RIDING

AROUND GETTING STONED ALL NIGHT WANT TO END UP PAINTI PAINTI PAI

DAY-GLO COLOR S.

>> Stephen: LOOK AT YOU TALKING LIKE YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

I WOULDN'T KNOW.

I READ ABOUT IT.

>> SO THEY ENDED UP AT A PAINT PARTY.

>> Stephen: SURE, THEY BURR ED THE LEAD.

>> I KNOW.

THE WHOLE THING SURPRISED ME AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU.

>> Stephen: AND NOW CALIFORNIA IT'S LEGAL.

>> I KNOW.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU SURPRISED IT SPREAD-- IT SPREAD SO

QUICKLY?

>> NOT REALLY.

THINK CALIFORNIA, IT MAKES SENSE.

IT'S CALIFORNIA.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Stephen: I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW THAT SCENE.

>> SURE, YEAH, YEAH.

>> Stephen: I DON'T REALLY KNOW.

>> IF IT WAS SOUTH CAROLINA, I WOULD BE SURPRISE GLD I THINK IT

MIGHT BE MEDICINAL.

>> IT IS.

>> Stephen: MEDICINAL MIGHT BE LEGAL DOWN THERE BECAUSE I GOT

SOME GLAUCOMA COMING ON HARD, ON VACATION, JUST FOR THE CHRISTMAS

VACATION.

YOU HAD TO WORK ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

WERE YOU ALLOWED TO GO HAVE FUN?

>> YEAH, I TOOK, LIKE, A COUPLE OF DAYS OFF.

>> AND WENT TO FRANCE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, MY PARTNER IS FRENCH.

( APPLAUSE ) AND IT'S WEIRD, THOUGH, LIKE, SO

WE WERE OUT, LIKE, IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE IN HIS HOUSE WITH

HIS SISTER AND ALL THESE KIDS AND ALL THESE FRENCH PEOPLE.

AND IT'S WEIRD WHEN YOU'RE IN FRANCE BECAUSE THEY DO THIS

THING THAT NOBODY ELSE DOES, AND THEY DON'T KNOW THEY'RE DOING

IT.

THEY DO THIS THING WHERE THEY GO WITH THE WHOOO."

AND THEY HAVE ENTIRE CONVERSATIONS-- LIKE, I SAID,

"ANYONE SEEN 'STAR WARS'" AND THE FATHER WENT "WOOH."

>> Stephen: IS THERE A "B" IN THERE?

HOW WOULD YOU SPELL THAT?

>> I DON'T KNOW.

SO THEN I TRIED IT JUST AS A JOKE.

I WAS LIKE... AND THEY ALL LOOKED AT ME LIKE, "OH, MY GOD.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

THAT'S SO WEIRD."

THEY DON'T KNOW THEY'RE DOING IT.

IT'S VERY STRANGE.

>> Stephen: AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

>> AND THEY ALL EAT SMELLY CHEESE, LIKE, THE SMELLIER THE

BETTER.

IT'S VERY STRANGE.

>> Stephen: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

>> IT'S LIKE MEH?

DID YOU LIKE 'STAR WARS'?" >> Stephen: BY THE WAY, YOU

HAVE SEEN THE NEW "STAR WARS."

>> I ACTUALLY SAW IT LAST NIGHT.

I WALKED OUT.

I KNOW, I KNOW.

I'M SORRY.

>> Stephen: YOU WALKED OUT.

>> I HAD A LOT GOING ON.

I HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO -- >> Stephen: IT WASN'T A PARTLY

TO MOSTLY?

>> IT WASN'T A PROTEST.

I HAD TOO MUCH TO DO -- >> Stephen: YOU PAID MONEY?

>> I WENT DOWN TO THE THEATER ON 23rd STREET.

>> Stephen: YOU PAID MONEY, WALKED IN, AND IT IT OCCURRED TO

YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MOVIE, "I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS."

>> YEAH, YEAH.

"I'M NOT GIVING IN THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES."

>> Stephen: WHICH IS REALLY A COMPLIMENT.

>> IT'S LIKE THIS DESERVE MYSELF ATTENTION.

I'M NOT GIVING IT MY ATTENTION.

>> Stephen: IT'S LIKE WITH WHEN YOU'RE MAKING LOVE TO

SOMEONE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT YOU G, YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M NOT GIVING

IT MY ALL."

I SHOULD COME BACK.

"LET'S PUT A PIN IN THIS.

LET'S TABLE THIS FOR A MOMENT."

>> I DID SEE "I TONYA."

>> Stephen: I DID NOT SEE "I TONYA."

BUT I AM A HUGE JEFF GILOULY FAN.

LET'S TALK ABOUT ACTUAL NEWS GOING OUT THERE.

I HAVE UNPLUGGED A LITTLE BIT.

>> THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

>> Stephen: I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON.

>> YOU CAUGHT UP ON THE TWEETS.

>> Stephen: WELL, IT'S EASY.

IT'S SHORTHAND.

IT'S LIKE THE "SPARK NOTES" OF DEMOCRACY, JUST READING HIS

TWEETS.

>> SAD.

>> Stephen: SAD.

IRAN, 2009, THIS ALSO HAPPENED.

>> RIGHT, THE GREEN REVOLUTION.

>> Stephen: GREEN REVOLUTION.

IT DIDN'T ANYWHERE, WAS CRUSHED AT THE TIME.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: IS THIS DIFFERENT IN ANY WAY?

>> RIGHT NOW, THIS HASN'T TAKEN THE SIZE OF THAT.

THIS STARTED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO OUTSIDE OF TEHRAN.

AND IT STARTED MORE AS A AN ECONOMIC PROTEST.

ROUHANI PROMISED REFORMS AND A BETTER ECONOMY.

IT'S REALLY HIGH-- LIKE DOUBLE-DIGIT UNEMPLOYMENT IN

IRAN, DOUBLE-DIGIT INFLATION.

AND HE HASN'T FOLLOWED THROUGH IN THE WAY MANY PEOPLE WOULD

HAVE LIKED.

THE THE LEADER IS KHAMEINI AND PEOPLE STARTED PROTESTING MORE

OVER ECONOMICS, AND IT'S STARTED GROWING TO TEHRAN AND PEOPLE ARE

TALKING ABOUT FREEDOM AND GREATER LIBERTYS.

THERE'S A WHOLE YOUNG POPULATION THERE THAT REALLY WANTS , YOU

KNOW, THEY WANT MORE FREEDOM, WHAT THEY SEE ON TELEVISION AND

VIA SATELLITE.

>> Stephen: ONE OF THE HALLMARKS OF THE GREEN

REVOLUTION GOING ON IN 2009 WAS THE USE OF TWITTER.

>> RIGHT, YEAH.

>> Stephen: THAT'S ALL BEEN SHUT DOWN.

>> YEAH.

MOST DICTATORS WILL SHUT DOWN TWITTER.

THEY'LL SHUT DOWN SOCIAL MEDIA.

MUBARAK DID IT IN THE WANING DAYS OF HIS REGIME.

Y I DON'T KNOW IRAN VERY WELL.

I WAS ONLY THERE ONCE.

I WAS A YOUNG REPORTER IN LIKE '93, '94, I WAS THERE WITH TWO

PRODUCERS FOR THIS THING CALLED CHANNEL 1.

AND ON MY FIRST DAY, MY PRODUCER SAID, "WE SHOULD GO TO THE

PARK."

AND WE DID.

WE SHOT GIRLS PLAYING BAT MITTON, NOT OFFENSIVE AND WE GOT

ARRESTED.

I WAS IN IRAN FOR THREE DAYS AND ARRESTED FOR THREE OF THEM.

>> Stephen: WERE YOU DETAINED FOR THREE DAYS?

>> THEY WOULD LET US GO BACK TO THE HOTEL AT NIGHT.

WE WERE TRAPPED THERE ANYWAY.

THERE WAS NOWHERE TO GO.

THEY TOOK OUR PASSPORTS.

WHEN YOU'RE ARRESTED IN IRAN IT IS VERY SCARY.

THERE'S NO ONE TO CALL, THERE IS NO EMBASSY.

AND I WAS WORKING FOR CHANNEL 1 AT THE TIME, AND THEY DIDN'T

HAVE MUCH INTERNATIONAL REACH.

AND EVERY DAY I WOULD SIT IN IN A POLICE STATION IN FRONT OF A

PICTURE OF THE AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI, WHO IS REALLY THE LAST

PERSON YOU WANT TO BE LOOKING AT WHEN YOU'RE ARRESTED AND DON'T

KNOW WHAT YOUR FUTURE HOLDS.

IT IS NOT A VERY WARMING FEELING.

>> Stephen: THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR, 2018.

THERE'S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IN THE

MIDTERMS.

AS A JOURNALIST LOOKING BACK AT 2016, IS THERE SOMETHING

DIFFERENT YOU THINK THAT THE NEWS MEDIA SHOULD DO IN 2018

BECAUSE YOU ALL GOT A FAIR AMOUNT OF CRITICISM FOR YOUR

COVERAGE OF TRUMP AND-- >> LOOK, THERE'S SO MUCH

INFORMATION NOW.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE USED TO TALK ABOUT A 24-HOUR NEWS CYCLE AND

THAT'S-- THERE'S NOT EVEN-- IT'S NOT 24 HOURS.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S HOURLY.

YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE BROADCAST WE PLANNED-- I HAVE A BROADCAST

THAT STARTS AT 8:00, WE'RE PLANNING FOR IT ALL DAY.

A LOT OF TIMES EVERYTHING WE WORKED ON ALL DAY GETS THROWN

OUT AT FIVE MINUTES TO 8:00 AND WE DO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

BROADCAST.

I DO THINK IT'S FORTUNATE JUST TRY TO AVOID ALWAYS BEING

DISTRACTED BY, LIKE LATEST THING, THE SHINIEST OBT AND KEEP

FOCUSED ON CHOOSHZ ARE IMPORTANT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S HARD.

THINGS ARE CHANGING INCREDIBLY RAPIDLY.

>> Stephen: WELL, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

I ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR BROADCAST.

I WATCH IT EVERY NIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

"ANDERSON COOPER 360" AIRS WEEKNIGHTS ON CNN.

AND THAT'S HIM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MAZ JOBRANI.

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