Anderson Cooper held back tears as he read the names of the 49 people who died during the Orlando terror attack.
On Monday night, the news anchor — who came out as gay four years ago — struggled to open his segment while he was blocks away from the club where the shooting took place.
“In the next two hours, we want to try to keep the focus where we think it belongs, on the people whose lives were cut short,” Cooper said. “They are more than a list of names.” (RELATED: Mike Rowe Uses Simple Logic To Shut Up Critic Who Didn’t Like What He Said About Orlando)
“They are people who loved and who were loved.”