What did Anderson Cooper look like before he was rocking the tight black T-shirt and reporting on crises throughout the world?
Well, he looked a lot like he was preparing to stoically guard Buckingham Palace against all enemies.
In celebration of the three-part “Anderson Cooper 360” special “Baby Brains: What Are They Really Thinking?” (premiering Wednesday at 8 p.m.), CNN has compiled a photo gallery of their on-air personalities as babies.
The shot of Cooper (above), furry hat atop his noggin, is particularly enchanting. But there are plenty of other choice nuggets to be unearthed.
Such as the baby pic of Wolf Blitzer (left), who just seems to get prettier with each passing year. Or the shot of “Crossfire” personality Newt Gingrich (below right), who as a tot did not look at all like he would grow up to be the kind of man who would go on the offensive about Big Bird.
The three-part special will explore issues such as whether babies enter the world with a sense of right and wrong.
“Are we born knowing the difference between good and evil? Or are we taught our moral beliefs by parents and society? Philosophers and psychologists have long believed that babies are born as ‘blank slates,’ and that it is the role of parents and society to teach babies the difference between right and wrong; good and bad; mean and nice,” CNN said of the series. “But a growing number of researchers now believe differently. They believe babies are in fact born with an innate sense of morality and while parents and society can help develop a belief system in babies, they don’t create one.”
Even a baby would know that checking out the baby photos is a good thing, so take a look at CNN’s gallery here.