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July 13th, 2012
12:26 PM ET

Tom Mesereau on his former client: "I never questioned his sanity"

In the wake of his highly publicized and provocative interview with actor Robert Blake, last night Piers Morgan continued to conversation. The host sat down with the former lawyer of the "Baretta" star to discuss the mental state of his one-time client. Tom Mesereau briefly defended Blake when he was tried for the 2001 murder of his wife before the attorney and actor parted ways.

Morgan played Mesereau a clip from the contentious interview, where Blake said "I think I'm sort of a mutation, or a sub-species" when questioned about his sanity.

The host asked Mesereau if he ever questioned his client's sanity while representing him. Mesereau defended Blake:

"No, I didn't," Mesereau stated matter-of-factly. He went on to explain "I mean, he was troubled, he was hurt, he'd been through 11 months in Los Angeles county jail– much of it in isolation. Terrible food, terrible conditions– you can't sleep, you can't get the medication you need. He was at an advanced age, he was wrongfully accused– I don't blame him for being terribly upset, but I never questioned his sanity."

Since the interview many viewers have weighed in on the erratic behavior of the irate entertainer– saying his behavior was all an act. Morgan took this question to his lawyer: FULL POST

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July 13th, 2012
11:37 AM ET

Only In America: Olympic fashion stirs the melting pot

On Thursday's "Only in America" segment Piers Morgan revived his old "America's Got Talent" judging skills to weigh in on the official U.S. Olympic Team uniform.

Designed by Ralph Lauren, the uniform was unveiled on The Today Show with "plenty of panache" after the July 4th holiday weekend and immediately sparked it's own critical fireworks from the American public.

"It's too British, scream the critics – outraged by the Brideshead Revisited type uniforms," Morgan informed his "Piers Morgan Tonight" audience.

"It's too French, scream others – appalled by the Parisian style berets," he relayed.

"Worst of all, scream the loudest ranters, it's MADE IN CHINA!" exclaimed Morgan in amusement.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ranked top in Morgan's list of critics awashed in "a meltdown of patriotic fury": FULL POST

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Need to Know News: Farmers suffer as soaring temperatures worsen drought in Midwest; Pressure valve off in al-Assad's Syria
July 13th, 2012
09:51 AM ET

Need to Know News: Farmers suffer as soaring temperatures worsen drought in Midwest; Pressure valve off in al-Assad's Syria

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For July 13, 2012 – Farmers suffer as soaring temperatures worsen drought in Midwest, pressure valve off in Bashar al-Assad's Syria and Penn State board to meet after scathing report...


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