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September 19th, 2012
03:23 PM ET

Only in America: As good as gold

On Tuesday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to put some shine on a story he found to be "as good as gold."

Rolling video of a speech given by then-presidential candidate Ron Paul, the host reminded viewers of the 77-year-old Texan's goal of going back to gold:

"We should have a full audit of the federal reserve and get back to a sound currency, as the constitution mandates, a gold standard," said Paul to a collection of supporters.

"Well at least one American took Ron Paul very, very seriously," explained the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host.

Introducing viewers to the late Walter Samasko, Jr., Morgan told the tale of a recently deceased Nevada man, who after not working in four decades, had merely two hundred dollars in the bank.

However, while his checking account was nearly empty, Samasko's garage was an entirely different story.

After the 69-year-old passed in May, seven million dollars worth of gold coins were discovered on his property:

"I've never seen that much gold in my life," marveled Samasko Jr.'s neighbor, Joe Baxter.

Due to quantity of the collection, a wheelbarrow was needed to haul it away.

"The amount of it was what was overwhelming," noted Alan Glover of the "Clerk and Recorder."

Since Samasko had not prepared a will, the fortune will be inherited by the nearest living relative, "a cousin, who hadn't spoken to him in a year."

In the words of Morgan, "Only in America" can seven million dollars seemingly land in your lap:

"Now that is what Willie Wonka would call, a golden ticket."
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  1. matt20hew

    Reblogged this on Today's News.

    September 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Dennis Blackburn

    Pier is so bias and unrealistic in his unbalanced spin for Obama, and attack on Romney, where is the news, we are looking for facts and news--this is an advertisement purely for Obama and so tainted--of course this is CNN.

    September 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Gerry Schultz

    PLEASE...help Piers say our President's name. He calls him "BR – AAck" instead of "BR- ACH".....rhymes with BACH.

    September 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. ron cleary

    Piers is so much better when he is balanced in his political views. I'm a Republican, enjoy his show when he gives both sides of issues. Please continue what you have been doing lately.

    September 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Elaine Stewart

    I'm listening to your show tonight, and the gentlemen speaking just don't get it. What does the 47% of Americans who don't pay federal income tax have to do with percentage of people receiving public assistance? Some of the 47% are seniors who don't pay the tax (Medicare and Social Security are certainly not handouts – they are earned); some are our military personnel, some are middle income folks and small business people who get their tax liability wiped out due to deductions and business expenses, etc. Some are even the very wealthy who have eough deductions and loopholes. Only a small percent actually receive public assistance. This needs to be clarified.

    September 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Nnb5

    I am one of the 47 and I have paid my taxes. Has Romney paid his taxes ?

    http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/19/romneys_dismissal_of_dependent_47_in

    September 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Chester Woodward

    Suggest to Grover Norquest that any legislator, both federal and state, that signs his pledge to close all their offices and dismiss their staffs. Since he is making all decisions for them, they are not needed. Think of how much money this will be save & not be wasted.

    September 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. worldcares

    That is sad but has been a story for over a century.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Nnb5

    This format sticks. Who's idea was it? Why bother reporting if you guys don't wast to HEAR.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. SoCalViewer

    Piers will be forever trying to recover from the joke Ron Paul made of him when Ron Paul was being interviewed on his show. He looked very pathetic next to Ron Paul and this was only because his questions were so biased and he looked completely foolish by the end of it.

    September 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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