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On Monday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" got out of the blocks in a hurry, welcoming former Olympic Champion Marion Jones for her first primetime interview since serving prison time.
After capturing five medals in Sydney in 2000, Jones was forced to forfeit her achievements and accolades after ultimately admitting to using performance enhancing drugs.
A perjury charge landed her in jail, hardly the finish line she had once strived for:
"I think to put things in perspective, when I was a child, I used to always want so bad for my name to be written in the paper, for my accomplishments, of course," said Jones. "My reality now is sometimes I don't want it written in the paper."
Also on Monday, meanwhile, host Piers Morgan welcomed former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
On the heels of recent commentary focused around Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, Gingrich offered his unique insight, supporting private equity, and questioning the tactics of the incumbent:
Noting the current status of the economy, the former House Speaker continued to condemn Obama's strategy:
"How can you be the president with the worst unemployment record since the Great Depression, the longest period of deep unemployment since the 1930's, and pick a fight over job creation?"
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Jones and Gingrich each join Monday's program for honest exclusives, covering everything from the race for gold, to the race for the White House.