Tonight, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Lt. Col.Tammy Duckworth for a candid interview on fighting for her country, politics in America and her race for Congress. Duckworth is running in Illinois for the eighth Congressional District seat against opponent Rep. Joe Walsh. Last week Walsh said Duckworth should stop talking about her service on the campaign trail.
"I dont mind if he attacks me personally," said Duckworth. "But when he says a veteran is not a true hero if they speak about their military service he's now discouraging 23 million veterans across this great nation from speaking about their service at a time when young vets coming home need to be talking about the leadership skills they developed in the military."
Duckworth also noted that she has already been "fighting him [Walsh] on the issue" and that Walsh has been the one "bringing up the military service." FULL POST
Tonight, former Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz sits down with Piers Morgan to talk health, success and Michael Phelps. At the 1972 Munich Olympics Spitz won seven gold medals- the most number of medals won in one Olympic. It's a record that took over three decades to break but in 2008, Michael Phelps cruised by Spitz, scooping up eight gold medals.
Morgan asks Spitz the question on everybody’s mind – “You and Michael Phelps ... right now, at the peak of both your powers, who’d win?”
Spitz says in the past he's always answered honestly:
“If I was great because I knew everything I needed to know to beat that other person, then I would have to know everything that would be necessary to beat Michael. And likewise, he would have to know everything to beat me. So the answer is we’d have to tie."
However Spitz follows up with a slightly more coy response based on the fact that he beat his opponents by a larger margin then Michael Phelps had: FULL POST
On Monday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to serve up the secret to success at Wimbledon: himself!
On the heels of this weekend's final from the famed All England Club, Morgan began by paying tribute to Serena Williams:
"The tennis superstar born and raised just a few miles from this studio in Compton, Los Angeles, triumphed at Wimbledon to take her fifth singles title over the weekend," reviewed the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "It was also her 14th Grand Slam crown and it comes after Serena spent almost a year on the sidelines recovering from serious injury and dangerous blood clots."
Plagued by various career-threatening ailments, Williams' return to grass-court glory ended what had been a two-year drought without a Grand Slam championship:
"After the match, an understandably emotional Serena leaped into the players' guest box and thanked her mom and dad, her sisters, her friends," Morgan described. "In fact, she thanked just about everyone she could think of that had helped her through her ordeal."
Well, almost everyone. Drawing viewers attention to a certain indoor affair from May, Morgan suggested he had a hand – or at least a back-hand – in Williams win in his home country: FULL POST
Piers Morgan invited former Scientologist Nancy Many and mental health counselor, Steve Hassan, on "Piers Morgan Tonight" last night to talk about the structure and practices within the controversial organization.
Many, who was involved with the organization for 23 years, stated that "every individual that has a contact with Scientology has a very different understanding. They have key core organizations, which Tom Cruise is very connected with, called the sea organizations."
"Now, Suri and Katie are public Scientologists," explained Many, the former personal aide of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. "When you are committed to the billion-year contract, you are a member of a group that controls basically 24/7 your entire life. And that is not the case with Katie or Suri."
Hassan commented on the difficulty of leaving a Scientology relationship such as that of Cruise and Holmes. FULL POST
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