On Thursday evening, author, journalist and television news producer Lisa Cohen joined "Piers Morgan Tonight," offering her unique insight into the latest news in the Etan Patz case.
Nearly 33 years to the day since the 6-year-old boy went missing, yesterday 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez was arrested in Patz's death. The former Manhattan store clerk lived in the family's neighborhood when the boy went missing. Having literally written the book on the Patz case, Cohen called the latest development "extraordinary," noting that she had "never heard of this man before today."
Also on Thursday, comedienne, actress and author Ali Wentworth visited Morgan for an in-studio face to face interview. The host of Yahoo.com's "The Daily Shot," Wentworth's three to five minute web series is geared towards busy moms who need a quick "shot" of news in a hurry.
Discussing the current state of America politics, Wentworth wasn't above taking things below the belt:
"I would like my vagina to be taken off the table," she explained. "I have a hard time with reproduction rights being in the political arena. I do think that when it gets into the Planned Parenthood, all that kind of debate, I really have a hard time with the kind of men debating what's OK and what's not."
Thursday also featured a visit from 5-time Olympian Dara Torres, as she readies for a swim across the pond, and the London games. Noted for her unparalleled longevity, and sculpted six-pack, Piers asked his guest to choose between "the best sex of your life all over again right now or Olympic gold in London." Clearly embarrassed by such a scenario, a rosy-cheeked Torres responded, "God, you're killing me with that question" but quickly regained her composure and answered, "the gold medal."
"No, you know, the thing is is that I earned this myself," said Torres about the Olympic gold. "So this is something that I've worked my whole entire life for. So I think that's what makes it so rewarding."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Thursday's show featured the unique combination of guests and subject matter that has come to define "Piers Morgan Tonight."
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