The journalist also revealed how he and Andy Cohen stayed warm during their New Year’s Eve coverage, despite frigid temperatures in New York, and why he “walked out” of the latest Star Wars film.
Stopping by Stephen Colbert’s Late Show on Tuesday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper responded to the controversy surrounding the network airing a segment on New Year’s Eve in which reporter Randi Kaye, in Colorado, was shown holding a lit marijuana joint.
“First of all, it’s legal in Colorado. We are grown adults and she did not smoke obviously,” Cooper said of Kaye’s broadcast. “The whole thing surprised me as much as anyone else.”
Colbert then jokingly asked whether the CNN anchor finds the quick legalization spread surprising, to which Cooper joked, “Not really. Think about California. I mean it makes sense.” Cooper then joked that it would be more shocking if pot were legal in South Carolina, Colbert’s home state, to which the Late Show host retorted that it might be for medicinal reasons. “I got some glaucoma coming on hard, on vacation, just for Christmas vacation.”