Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes the CEO of Panasonic North America Joe Taylor to the studio in London. Panasonic North America is entering its 25th year as a proud sponsor of the Olympic games.
Among the topics of discussion is the issue of American companies sending manufacturing jobs outside of the United States. "I don’t think there’s a very simple answer for all of it," Taylor says. "I would tell you that in the 80s through the early 90s, we had 24 manufacturing sites in North America and we’ve reduced that by 80 percent today because of competitive pressures around the world."
Taylor goes on to talk about the U.S. decline in "foreign and direct investment" over the years FULL POST
The Olympics are in full swing and Piers Morgan is reporting from the epicenter of all the excitement—London. Tonight at 9PM, the host is joined by Sir Steven Redgrave, the five time Olympic gold medalist in rowing. The athlete, who was awarded knighthood in 2001, says the medals have impacted everything in his life:
“Without the medals, you wouldn’t get all the other honors that come along with it. So, if I won no Olympic gold medals, I wouldn’t have been anywhere near this place,” Sir Redgrave explains to Morgan laughingly. “Nobody would be inviting me anywhere; you wouldn’t want to be speaking to me.”
Sir Redgrave retired after his last Olympic Gold in Sydney in 2000. Seen by many as the best rower in the world, Redgrave says he did not know much about the sport when he was younger. FULL POST
On Monday, Ryan Lochte's mother, Ileana "Ike" Lochte stopped by the "Piers Morgan Tonight" Olympic set in London to chat with Piers Morgan about her son's winning performance in the the 400-meter individual medley.
Beaming with pride, Mrs. Lochte laughed with Morgan over her son's choice of "flash", a stars and stripes jewelled teeth grill, to go with his newly acquired gold hardware. "It's Ryan," sighed Mrs. Lochte. "I can't change that. You know, you pick and choose your battles. And that wasn't one of them."
Also on deck last night was former Olympian and swimming commenter Mark Spitz to discuss the controversy surrounding Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen. Ye is currently under suspicion of doping after her record breaking swim in the 200-meter individual medley Saturday night. Ye shocked spectators when she swam a faster 50-meter freestyle split than Ryan Lochte in his 400-meter individual medley the same night. "I wouldn't want to speculate on anything that would be negative to her performance," cautioned Spitz at the top of his commentary. FULL POST
On Monday night, Piers Morgan sat down with swimmer Michael Phelps on the eve of the race that could be Phelp's 18th medal win, making him the most decorated Olympian in history. During the in-depth and very candid interview, Phelps opened up about learning from his mistakes, in particular the infamous photograph of him smoking marijuana soon after his star-making performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "With every mistake that you make, you obviously have to pay for the consequences that come your way," said Phelps.
"I was very disappointed in the decision that I made [to smoke marijuana]," Phelps admitted but added, "I'll make a million mistakes in my life but for as long as I never make the same mistake again, then I've be able to learn and grow."
Later in the program, Phelps was clearly prepared for Morgan's signature question "Have you been properly in love?" when he responded in jest, "With what?" FULL POST
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 31, 2012 – China's 'incredible' Ye Shiwen denies doping allegations, India hit by second, even larger power outage and Yannick Agnel, Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers win gold on bad night for Ryan Lochte... FULL POST