On Monday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to celebrate Felix Baumgartner's historic skydive from the edge of space, an astounding 24 miles above the Earth:
"Hurtling through the sky at a top speed of an incredible 830 miles an hour, breaking the sound barrier in a four minute free fall, before opening his parachute and landing safely in the New Mexico desert on Sunday," said Morgan of the awe-inspiring feat.
Although the landing took place in the good ole' U.S. of A, Morgan noted that neither Baumgartner nor Red Bull, the company that sponsored the skydiver's jump "wings," are American:
"Here's the thing, Felix is Austrian. And Red Bull, the company that took a massive financial and reputational risk on funding the project, is also Austrian."
Morgan reminisced on the glory days of America's lead in the "Space Race" saying, "There was a time when America and Americans led the way in this kind of seemingly impossible dream, driven on by presidents with big dreams and big ambition."
Reviewing Neil Armstrong's epic moon-landing of 1969, and the speech by then-President John F. Kennedy which encouraged the adventure, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host attempted to remind his viewers that "America is a country full of dreamers, a country that's at its best when it dreams big and acts on those dreams."
Speaking directly to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host offered a challenge to whomever proves victorious in the upcoming general election:
"Take a leaf out of JFK's book and dare the world again to dream big, led by the Americans," he said.
Channeling his inner-JFK, Morgan concluded that "Only in America" does the tackling of dangerous risk lead to reaping of an ultimate reward:
"Not because it's easy, but because it's hard."
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