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October 31st, 2012
10:43 PM ET

Michael Moore on climate change and Superstorm Sandy: "This is going to set the precedent"

As much of the United States' Eastern seaboard continue to weather the impact of Superstorm Sandy, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Michael Moore for his patented blend of candid perspective and unique insight.

Joining host Piers Morgan for a live, face to face interview, the man behind such films as "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" sat in studio, sharing his opinion on everything from global warming and climate change, to the recent revelation of a second New York City hospital losing power and subsequently being forced to evacuate.

Tuesday's program shared the harrowing tale of a group of courageous nurses and doctors who bravely transported 64 patients – including brand new babies – from the NYU Langone Medical Center. One day later, Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital suffered a similar fate, as the National Guard was called in, before damage was deemed too extensive, and an evacuation ensued.

With Moore listening closely, Morgan spoke on the phone to Alan Aviles and begged for answers:

"Is it not your job, of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, to think the unthinkable? And isn't this just part of the unthinkable, in other words, a major attack through water?" he asked Aviles. "You're based near the water there, it can hardly be that unthinkable, that it has come in, and has affected your power system, to the extent that you have to evacuate hundreds of people. That is part of your job isn't it?"
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Tonight:  Michael Moore returns, live
October 31st, 2012
02:34 PM ET

Tonight: Michael Moore returns, live

With the general election less than a week away, and much of the United States' Eastern seaboard still reeling from Superstorm Sandy, on Wednesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Michael Moore for his trademark brand of political perspective, and candid insight.

A regular guest of the program, this evening Moore joins host Piers Morgan for an hour-long, face to face interview, during which he will answer questions from viewers via social media.

During previous visits to the show, the outspoken Michigan native has offered his opinion on everything from the fatal movie theater shooting in Colorado, to the death ofOsama bin Laden to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Tune in this evening at 9 as the man behind such films as "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" explains his newest video, and reveals his plan for driving Americans to the polls next Tuesday.
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October 31st, 2012
02:22 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Chris Christie and Cory Booker on the devastation in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy

As the state of New Jersey begins recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy, on Tuesday Piers Morgan welcomed Chris Christie for his first-hand insight into the situation:

"I toured the Jersey coastline both by helicopter and I landed in two spots on the Jersey Shore," detailed the Garden State's governor. "And I can tell you that I have never seen devastation like this in my life."

On Wednesday afternoon Christie will host Barack Obama, as the president is set to tour the coastline and access the damage caused by a weather event that has left 2.6 million people without power, and destroyed countless pieces of property:

"You see sights like the Seaside Heights boardwalk, where the program 'The Jersey Shore' is filmed, the boardwalk is gone," Christie told Morgan, sharing some of the landmarks he'll visit with Obama. "It is gone. Amusement rides, a roller coaster, a log flume, in the ocean. It's incredible. Homes destroyed. It's an awful thing."

Meanwhile, Tuesday also heard Morgan speak live on the phone with Cory Booker, who touched upon some of the obstacles New Jersey residents are facing in the aftermath of Sandy:

"We still have flooded areas. We still have a lot of challenges," said the mayor of Newark.

"This is going to be a long process of stabilizing, getting out of what I consider the state of emergency and then continuing to forge forward to get ourselves back to a sense of normalcy. There's a lot of work to do."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as "Piers Morgan Tonight" continues to detail the devastation and recovery efforts underway in New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy.
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October 31st, 2012
02:20 PM ET

New York City Council Speaker on the NYU Langone Medical Center generator failure

On Tuesday evening, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn expressed her concern over NYU Langone Medical Center's generator failure during Superstorm Sandy.

"We were assured, we being the city, that the hospitals within Zone A had capacity to get patients out before the storm, stop taking in anything that was not emergency procedures, and that they had sufficient backup generators," said Quinn.

"There are obviously enormous questions that NYU needs to answer," voiced a concerned Quinn. "I understand why they cannot give us those answers today, because they need to get the hospital back up and running. But they are questions that have to be answered."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as "Piers Morgan Tonight" continues to bring coverage from the recovery efforts in the tri-state area and other areas affected by Superstorm Sandy.
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Need to Know News: Sandy's wallop leaves Northeast reeling; Will you be able to vote next Tuesday?
October 31st, 2012
10:34 AM ET

Need to Know News: Sandy's wallop leaves Northeast reeling; Will you be able to vote next Tuesday?

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 October 31, 2012 – Sandy's wallop leaves Northeast reeling; transit systems struggling to restart and will you be able to vote next Tuesday? Probably so... FULL POST

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October 30th, 2012
10:40 PM ET

NYU Langone Medical Center Doctor on the Monday night evacuation: "Every staff is trained to be able to bag a baby"

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, on Tuesday evening Pier Morgan invited Dr. Bret Rudy of NYU Langone Medical Center to share his dramatic story of an emergency evacuation less than 24 hours prior.

As the medical facility lost power and the generators failed, Rudy and the rest of the hospital's staff were forced to transport 64 patients to Mt. Sinai in the middle of the night.

"It's who they were helping that really I guess catches the eye," explained Morgan. "Four newborns, on respirators, carried down nine flights of stairs as nurses manually squeezed the bags to get air to these babies."

Using the "Piers Morgan Tonight" platform, Rudy detailed the current conditions of the babies: FULL POST

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October 30th, 2012
06:08 PM ET

Chris Christie on supporting Obama during "Sandy": "I am not going to play politics ... this is so much bigger than an election"

As "Piers Morgan Tonight" continues coverage of "Sandy" and the storm's aftermath, this evening the program welcomes Chris Christie for his analysis of the situation and insight into recovery efforts.

The Governor of New Jersey's state was amongst those hit the hardest, with devastation he described as incomparable to anything he'd ever seen.

A staunch Republican, and an endorser of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Christie has crossed the aisle this week, and praised President Barack Obama for his support:

"This is much more important than any election, Piers. This is the livelihood of the people in my state," says the 50-year-old who was born in Newark. "When the president does things that deserve praise, I will give him praise. And when the president does things that deserve scorn, I'll give him scorn."
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October 30th, 2012
04:55 PM ET

Piers Morgan interviews Ali Velshi as he reports live from Atlantic City, NJ

As "Superstorm Sandy" hurled up the East Coast on Monday, Ali Velshi braved the elements, reporting live for "Piers Morgan Tonight" from a flooded intersection in downtown Atlantic City, NJ.

Known for his financial expertise, CNN's Chief Business Correspondent, and anchor of "CNN's Your Money," had deposited himself in waist-deep waters, amidst battering rain and winds. As a surge of Twitter comments flooded in, most praising Velshi's commitment and balance, Piers Morgan asked about the correspondent's powerful base:

"Have you just got incredibly strong legs?" asked Morgan.

"I think I'm standing still when I'm talking to you," laughed Velshi. "But it's like being in the ocean. You're constantly repositioning so you don't get blown off. Tomorrow morning the legs will be pretty sore."

As concerned viewers asked Velshi to seek higher and drier ground, he explained that his decision-making process, and location selection, were all based on drilling home a particular point:

"This is a real storm. This is really dangerous," he insisted. "When you think you want to come out because the storm's kind of over? Check out these gusts," warned Velshi. "I'm 190 pounds and it pushes me. This point is to keep people safe. It's not safe yet."

Having been stationed in Atlantic City for much of the afternoon and evening, Velshi also joined the 9 p.m. edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight," detailing a heated disagreement between Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that stemmed from the city's evacuation procedures.

"I had asked him [Langford], I said 'look, 3:00, 4:00 in the afternoon, what do you do if you haven't left, because the roads have started to become overtopped,'" said Velshi. "And he said 'at that point, if you're not out, stay where you are, get to high ground.'"

"Chris Christie then took exception to some of his comments," said Velshi of Mayor Lanford and noted that it was "unclear as to what - at what point the mayor should have said don't leave, but the point at which he said it did seem to annoy Governor Christie."

Watch the clip as Morgan and Velshi cover the storm brewing in Atlantic City, and the one that may soon gust into Trenton.
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October 30th, 2012
04:03 PM ET

Tom Barth, crane expert: "The crane operator and the supervision on the job did not follow the manufacturer's recommendation"

As the impact of Hurricane Sandy was felt all across New York City on Monday, a dangerous crane dangled high above the city, swinging precariously along with the gusting wind.

Anchoring live coverage of the storm, Piers Morgan welcomed Tom Barth, a crane expert, for his insight into how the mechanism had snapped, and why it hadn't been more securely attached:

"Looking at the pictures and everything else, what I believe happened is that the crane operator and the supervision on the job did not follow the manufacturer's recommendation," surmised Barth, joining Morgan live via phone. "When the crane operator gets out of the crane, they let it weather vane. They knew this storm was coming. They should have lowered the boom down at a low angle. That way when the wind comes in, it can blow the crane around, back and forth."
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Need to Know News: Superstorm Sandy causes at least 16 U.S. deaths; 2 coalition troops killed in Afghanistan
October 30th, 2012
10:22 AM ET

Need to Know News: Superstorm Sandy causes at least 16 U.S. deaths; 2 coalition troops killed in Afghanistan

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 October 30, 2012 – Superstorm Sandy causes at least 16 U.S. deaths, 2 coalition troops killed in Afghanistan and celebs tweet way through storm...

Superstorm Sandy causes at least 16 U.S. deaths: "The destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy mounted Tuesday morning as electrical fires and record power outages added to the misery of devastating flooding in the Northeast."

• 2 coalition troops killed in Afghanistan: "A man wearing an Afghan police uniform shot and killed two soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, ISAF spokeswoman Lt. Amy Hession told CNN."

Joe Biden, Bill Clinton tag team Mitt Romney claim on Jeep and China: "It was like watching a tag team of a popular, political heavyweight and a scrappy contender against one fierce and determined opponent."

Top Apple exec, Scott Forstall steps down: "Scott Forstall, one of the most visible faces of Apple in the wake of Steve Jobs' death, is leaving the company in a surprise shakeup at the head of Apple' ranks."

Celebs tweet way through storm: "Superstorm Sandy caught the attention of plenty of U.S. celebrities, some of whom were caught in the middle of it."

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