What Made Anderson Cooper Have A Huge Change Of Perspective About Homeless People?

February 17, 2014 Videos

During the filming of a story about chronic homelessness (link below), Anderson Cooper met a lot of people who live on the street. He got to know many of them on a personal level, which made him aware that he didn’t even acknowledge a homeless person in his own neighborhood.

I certainly am more aware now when I see people down on their luck. It’s easy to do the big city thang and just walk on by, no eye contact, nothing to see here. But as Cooper says: “This is my issue. Me pretending not to see this person is insane. It’s offensive.”

This is a vignette from the filming of a longer piece about putting 100,000 homeless people into homes from CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”

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