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Jul292011

Anderson Cooper to Show Off Personality on New Talk Show

Jordan Strauss/WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Anderson Cooper says viewers will see a new side of him when he launches his syndicated daytime talk show this fall. Speaking with reporters in Beverly Hills this week to promote his new show, titled Anderson, the CNN newsman said it will be partly about "learning about viewers more, and viewers learning about me more. And where that goes, I don't really know."

Cooper says his show will delve into topics ranging from pop culture to "provocative" social issues. Oprah Winfrey's talk show was similarly diverse, and though Cooper will fill her old time slot in many markets, he says he's not trying to replace her. He says he admires the work of Oprah as well as other daytime personalities such as Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Ellen DeGeneres.

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