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"Piers Morgan Tonight" launches January 17th at 9pmET on CNN. At today's Television Critics Association panel, Piers Morgan announced his first guest: Oprah Winfrey.
Stay tuned clips from the interview coming soon.
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I can't wait until the Howard Stern interview!!! Baba Booey! Baba Booey!
They sure have been hyping the show. Hope they can live up to it.
When can we see it In England? When does it start in the States – MODERATION NOTES: Piers Morgan Tonight airs at 2:00, 12:00 and 20:00 Monday-Saturday GMT.
They sure have been hyping the show and I seriously doubt if he will live up to it. I give him two months and cnn pulls the show, he is hard to watch.
I find him irritating good...I think he will be on much longer than 2 months...I wish him the best actually...I don't care what nationalility he is...entertainment is entertainment
Wouldn't Larry King be a better first interview?
So sad that Larry didn't pass the torch to his daughter Chaia, she would have been the best for the job.
I thought it was going to be President Obama.
Really? Isn't it about time we put an end to all this cosying up to 'celebrities'? I thought Morgan was supposed to be a breath of fresh air?
When does he interview Larry King?
Talk about starting off on the wrong foot! No bigger irrelevant windbag in the world than oprah!!
Surprised it was not Larry King.
Having a big super star like Ms. Oprah Winfrey is big in it's self. You couldn't have a better first guest. Piers Morgan well his name speaks for him self I think he's great. Can't wait to see the show. GOOD LUCK
with oprah being his first guess it will mean he has big shoes to fill. for his sake hopefully he can because oprah is top of the line.
Agreed! Sure it was a toss up between OPRAH or Ted!
Can he not start with a serious guest Oprah is not serious and he will not be taken seriously . Get an American host
Sarah Palin must have refused to go on his show.
I thought they had already announced that Piers's first guest would be Larry King.
Ohh so dangerous–let's face it–no one with an English accent is dangerous
James Bond is dangerous!
You're of to a very promising start, sir... I look forward to seeing how the interview goes, and here's wishing you the best of luck! :)
First guest, Oprah. How original!
Couldn't they get an American?
ANYONE WOULD BE BETTER THAN LARRY KING
The commercials have been a total turn off. He strikes me as annoying, slightly smarmy, British.
Really? I somehow thought this show would be "dangerous"...aka...LIVE. Very disappointed.
Very disappointing Piers. I was going to watch, but Oprah ? She is so full of herself . Sorry, I won't watch .
Piers is a foreigner.
We need to keep our dollars close to home.
Nice that his first guest isn't someone who is totally over-hyped.
Hi piers morgan u couldn't have started as better as u have started.ms Oprah Winfrey,gd start.can't wait 2 c the shore.BEST OF LUCK
Wasted first guest. She is the most uninteresting person ever.
Hope he fails. Can't stand him.
I can't wait to see the show! Two of my favourite people :D
I was looking forward to his show, bummer. I can't stand "Oprah" She is the most self serving human on the planet. Seriously, have you ever seen anyone more self promoting.
I loved LKL! I am eagerly awaiting Piers Morgan's debut?
Oh please .., not another celebrity show , it is so boring to watch people who are in love with themselves.
I was hoping for a show with a new concept , seems he is just going to carry on where Larry left off , boring..!!!!!
I hope Morgan asks Oprah what she thinks about a re-edit of Huckleberry Finn to remove the "n" word and replace it with "slave".
I really thought that you would come up with someone much more interesting than Oprah. We see and hear her everyday. You get tired of her just like we did with Anna Nicole, Lindsay Lohan, Obama, etc. They are over exposed. We need a break! Disappoiinting!!! Maybe I'll catch your second program.
OMG and I thought it would be Susan Boyles.
Why not an American host? With so many Americans out of work shame on youCNN. Did you reaally
have to leave the country to find host?
Way to hang it out there on the limb, really reaching for it... setting the bar for high quality, probing insightful interviews for years (days?) to come .... Oprah, indeed!
Maybe you can do Martha Stewart next....
Oh, and use that Babawa Walters question.... "If you were a tree...."
Piers Morgan is not to be taken lightly. However, a lot of folks are used to the Larry King 'sing-songee' routine and fairly lightweight questions. Mr. King was getting to the point where he didn't recognize a good answer and changed his questions. Of course, on the opposite extreme, guys like Leno, Letterman, Conehead & Ferguson are such incredibly good listeners thats all they do – riff off of their guests answers.
Oprah and King are totally overrated as interviewers but they're both HUGE ICONS...
Howard Stern is supposed to be on one of the first PRE-RECORDED shows. I see a lot of diversity with the guests so far....
I will be watching but will have to admit I was a LKL fan. I hope you don't get into the obnoxious host syndrome. I like to observe the guest as themselves and not under attack. And I absolutely can't stand shows where the host cuts off the guest or talks over like the View & O'Reilly. Good luck thought!
Admit it, you Brits love this country.
Howard Stern was supposed to be the first big guest, but he'll be coming on the show soon enough. Howard would have made this first episode ratings gold.
Bang. After LKL, Piers is such a fresh treat. Love him.
Love Piers, don't like Oprah ... this'll be interesting. Can't wait to watch!
Now that's a way to satrt things off! I wish him well.
WOW!! Great. The only way You can beat that is to get Howard Stern – the greatest interview in all of Media.
Oprah.... Yuck! When Larry King announced his retirement, I was hoping that CNN would fill his time slot with a show that was at least a little more intellectually challenging, Sadly, it looks like we are in for many more years of drivel from attention seeking celebrities.
oprah = boring = who cares
Anderson Cooper, another journalist from the same channel, Oprah, a TV host ...that's funny to see these TV people interviewing each other within their small world.
Oprah this, Oprah that....make it stop!....enough already!!!!!!!
What a mistake CNN has made picking Mr. Morgan to replace Larry King.
Next Week....Sliced Bread!
I was looking forward to Piers' first show, but having Oprah as his first guest ruined it for me. Sorry, too much Oprah overload.
I think that people do not give enough encouragement for others that have achieved in life and that we should all embrace the fact that we are all of one and that without each other the world Would not have existence we all play a part in life. So again I say Good Luck and on with the show!!!!!!
Get Lord Sugar on the show! followed by Jeremy Clarkson... that would be great TV...
Another lackluster talk show serving up soft questions to the rich and powerful. Wow. The only good guest he will have is Howard Stern.
Love Piers Morgan!!! He's a good interviewer n a good host.
I just saw a clip of this guy on Access Hollywood say Madonna is banned from the show and is "too annoying" to be interviewed. He then went on to make negative comparisons (with Lady Gaga) about her age, etc... I've seen him on that unwatchable show of his "America's Got Talent." Touche. A completely classless and unnecessary thing to say on television. Not interested.
All the best Piers Morgan. I will be following your success in the USA.
I have been along time Larry King fan and was looking foward to the Pier Morgan program. I happened to watch his interview with Joel osteen and came away disgusted with the way he interviewed this man.. I will never watch his program again. He was disrespectful and stupid. I will have to turn to msnbc fr fox. anything but this program.
Piers Morgan is a breath of fresh air! He is an excellent host asking interesting questions yet always the gentleman. He is both euridite and probing. Thank you,CNN, for finding him. Keep up the good work,Piers!
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