Jane Lynch, Kelly Ripa, Dr. Phil McGraw On Anderson Cooper Bullying Special

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Anderson Cooper's anti-gay bullying special will include Jane Lynch, Kelly Ripa and Dr. Phil McGraw.

The Anderson Cooper 360 Town Hall presentation of Bullying: It Stops Here will be broadcast on cabler CNN on Sunday at 8PM and again on Friday, October 14 at 8 and 10PM.

The special was filmed at Rutgers University's new Livingston Student Center.

Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge last year after his roommate Dharun Ravi streamed video onto the Internet of him and another man having sex. Clementi was 18 when he turned to suicide on September 29, 2010.

The program will feature Jane Lynch, who is openly gay and plays sharp-tongued coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, television psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw and chat show host Kelly Ripa.

Lee Hirsch, director of The Bullying Project, a film that documents the bullying that five students face on a daily basis, and bullying expert Rosalyn Wiseman also weigh in on the issue. About 150 Rutgers students attended the forum.

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