Coming up this evening, Guest Host Week continues on "Piers Morgan Tonight," as advertising executive and television veteran Donny Deutsch sits in for Piers Morgan, in the process, bringing his unique blend of perspective and personality.
Following Jane Lynch on Monday, and Wolf Blitzer from Tuesday, Deutsch is the week's third fill-in host, welcoming actor and author Michael J. Fox for an inspiring sit down interview.
Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, Fox has since become a leading activist for research towards finding a cure, and tonight reacts to politicians – including Rick Santorum – who are against stem cell research:
"He's spoken out against science, he's spoken out against education," says Fox. "You get people who don't know science, railing about science, and it's dangerous to those of us who might benefit from it."
Since establishing The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in 2000, the 50-year-old has helped raised 285 million dollars. And on the backdrop of Santorum's two primary wins on Tuesday, Fox suggests that having the conservative Republican in the national spotlight might potentially benefit his cause:
"On one hand, I'm kind of hoping he gets the nomination, because he will be very vocal on these issues, and it will set up a stark contrast," Fox explains to the guest host. "I don't want to suppress ideas I don't agree with...All things being equal, again, and with a vote hopefully things are equal, those ideas can be met and dealt with."
Watch the clip, listen to the interview, and tune in this evening at 9 p.m. EST/PST for a one-time only edition of "Donny Deutsch Tonight."
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