Anderson Cooper Temporarily Blinded While on Assignment Luke Kerr December 4, 2012 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper 360, Anderson Cooper Live, Talk Shows, TV 4 Comments Daytime talk show host and star Anderson Cooper was temporarily blinded while on assignment. Cooper shared a photo of himself on Instagram, teasing more details on today’s Anderson Live. "Temporarily blinded last week while on assignment," he said. "UV light bouncing off water. Much better now. Details today on #andersonlive."