It's a live "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening, covering some of the major stories in the news. We have an exclusive interview with the family of a 12-year-old boy in Colorado who has been charged in the death of his parents. How could this happen? His brother and uncle talk to Piers Morgan tonight.
We'll also have the latest regarding Charlie Sheen – with celebrities who have battled addiction. Daniel Baldwin and Mackenzie Phillips will kick off the show. Also Todd Bridges on Sheen and his latest book. And in the wake of another NPR controversy, we have conservative web mogul Andrew Breitbart and NPR's ombudsman Alicia Shepard.
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While a former "American Idol" judge, Simon Cowell, will sit with Piers Morgan for an hour on Monday, the interview with a true rock star, Kid Rock, airs tomorrow night at 9pmET/PT. Rock talks about Detroit, Iraq and more – but he also talks "Idol"... and specifically Steven Tyler. "I thought it was a bad move," said Rock of Tyler's decision to be a judge this season. "He's one of the most credible rock singers in American history. I don't agree with the premise of that show."
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In an interview set to air Monday, March 14 at 9pmET/PT, Simon Cowell tells Piers Morgan. Now that he's watching "American Idol" from home, Cowell says the new season is better than his final season. "I personally think it is a better show than last year," Cowell says. "It feels to me they've got their energy back, they're confident, they're competitive."
"It's not the show I would make myself, because that's why I moved from the show in the first place," says Cowell. As for some of the rest of the judges who have sat with Cowell: "I always think of Idol really as me, Paula and Randy." Check out the full, hour-long interview on Monday – in which Cowell takes on Elton John, previews his new show "The X Factor" and much more.
On last night's "Piers Morgan Tonight", Piers Morgan interviewed former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld said using the term "War on Terror" was a mistake. "I had several problems with the phrase," said Rumsfeld, who argued against its use, but was ultimately overruled. "Terrorism is a technique, and what we really were engaged in was a competition of ideas with radical extremists."
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Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.
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