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As the world prepares for the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games, this evening Piers Morgan hosts his program from his home country, broadcasting in London two days ahead of Friday's Opening ceremony.
Joining the British television presenter in his native land is Pervez Musharraf, the man who served as the tenth President of Pakistan for seven years, the final two overlapping with the period during which Osama bin Laden was believed to be in his country.
Questioning Musharraf's knowledge of this, Morgan states:
"Part of the problem, I think, certainly for Americans, is a question of trust. When they discovered that Osama bin Laden had been hiding in Pakistan, they're not going to believe that nobody in any position of authority in the Pakistan government or intelligence services didn't know."
For his part, the retired four-star general admits it's difficult to comprehend, but stands by his claim of naiveté:
"I totally agree with you, that it is not believable. But I personally am convinced that it is a case of negligence and not a case of complicity," says Musharraf. "I believe that. I strongly believe that that is the truth."
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Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., Piers Morgan returns home, hosting the program from his native England as the world readies for the start of the Games of the XXX Olympiad from London.
In his first interview since landing in the U.K., the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host sits down with Tony Blair for a candid conversation on everything from the economy to world affairs.
On the subject of Syria, in particular President Bashar al-Assad, the former British Prime Minister feels a removal of power is a foregone conclusion:
"We have to make it clear by ramping up the pressure all the time that this is an inevitable process of his going. In other words, it’s not that we’re suddenly going to lose interest or lost the appetite," says Blair. "It’s a matter of time...it’s 'when' not 'if.'”
Additionally, the 59-year-old British Labour Party politician notes that of equal importance is controlling the chaos that is likely to follow Assad's exit:
"Because the aftermath is very uncertain, but what is it that we really learn? Whether from Afghanistan or Iraq or anywhere else, when you lift the lid off these highly repressive regimes, out comes all this pouring of tension, religious and tribal and ethnic difficulty," he explains. "So if we can manage a process of change that allows us then to manage the aftermath sensibly, obviously that would be in everyone's interest."
Tune in tonight at 9 p.m. as Blair and Morgan continue their conversation, discussing both Barack Obama, as well as the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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On Tuesday, filmmaker and director Michael Moore returned to "Piers Morgan Tonight," bringing along his trademark blend of social commentary, and candid insight.
Joining the program primarily to discuss gun control on the heels of last week's deadly incident in Aurora, CO, the Academy Award winner related the movie theater shooting to the ongoing Trayvon Martin case.
Addressing the "irony" of George Zimmerman quoting Florida's "stand your ground" law in the Martin case, Moore surmised "You could equally argue that Trayvon Martin may well have been doing the same thing."
"Let's say George Zimmerman's right when he says that Trayvon Martin was trying to kill him," suggested Tuesday's guest. "But it was George Zimmerman who was told by the police to quit stalking this boy. And - and he was the one who was committing the infraction against the law by disobeying the police and going after Trayvon Martin. Doesn't Trayvon Martin actually have the right to kill George Zimmerman if George Zimmerman is stalking him and - and the police have told him not to stalk him?"
A decade since "Bowling for Columbine" – his groundbreaking 2002 documentary film exploring the causes for the massacre at Columbine High School – Moore also addressed recent remarks by actor and hip-hop artist Ice-T.
Being interviewed by U.K.'s Channel 4 just hours after the movie massacre in Colorado, Odafin "Fin" Tutuola of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" said he sees no potential link between stronger gun legislation, and a reduction in gun deaths:
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