On a day which saw Jared Loughner sentenced to life in prison without parole for the attempted assassination of then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, for his emotional account of facing the shooter in person:
"It was certainly a little stressful. It was tense, especially when he walked into the room, when he responded to the judge," said Kelly, of the Arizona man who pleaded guilty after killing six people and wounding 13 others in January of 2011. "It's really a tough thing. You know Gabby, said afterwards, that for her, the biggest emotion, was just sadness. You know, to hear story after story, of what the impact of this horrible day had on people, is really difficult."
Nearly two years since that fateful day in Tuscon, AZ, Kelly said that he and Giffords intend to attempt to put the incident behind them, and focus exclusively on the rest of their lives: FULL POST
Tonight at 9, “Piers Morgan Tonight” welcomes Tim Pawlenty back to the program where the former Governor of Minnesota shares his perspective on the budgetary conundrum looming over Congress. At midnight on December 31, 2012, the Budget Control Act of 2011 will go into effect, triggering the implementation of tax increases and budgetary cuts known as the “fiscal cliff."
“As we try to heal and solve this very big divide, that has resulted in stalemate and polarization, we should have the finesse and sense of grace and timing to solve this in a way where everybody can live in the real world,” said Pawlenty.
Pawlenty advises the media to be patient with Congress as they work to resolve the government’s budgetary issues. “As a member of the media and a commentator, allow people to be in the space where they can actually find common ground and part of this is letting them get to that place without cornering them ahead of time,” Pawlenty asked Piers Morgan.
Watch the clip and tune in tonight as Pawlenty considers Morgan’s proposal to debate the issue on a mountainside cliff.FULL STORY
Two days removed from the 2012 general election, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes a wide-ranging group of news-gatherers and newsmakers, experts, and analysts, all charged with lending their insight and perspective to various issues impacting the next phase of the nation.
Currently serving as governor of Massachusetts – a position previously held by Mitt Romney – Deval Patrick has long been a strong supporter of the recently victorious Barack Obama and will return to the program along with his brand of candid commentary. In previous visits, Patrick has shared his position on such subject matter as the challenges Barack Obama has faced negotiating with Congress.
In addition to Patrick, tonight Piers Morgan will also welcome legendary journalist Dan Rather for another live, face to face primetime interview. A frequent visitor to the New York studio, the seven-time Peabody Award winner is a broadcasting icon, and a master of rhetoric, in the past uttering such phrases as "making his fingernails sweat" and "the smell of victory in his nostrils" as part of his description of what was then a hotly-contested race for the Republican nomination.
Tune in this evening at 9 as Rather and Patrick help pace this evening's show, while Piers Morgan also touches upon such polarizong topics as the recent legalization of marijuana in two states, as well as the pending "fiscal cliff."
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On Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours after America voted to re-elect Barack Obama for a second term, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Jack Welch for his honest reaction to the result.
A noted Mitt Romney supporter, the business executive and author detailed where he felt the Republican candidate came up short:
"He didn't get it done ... he didn't get the minorities. He didn't get the young women. So he really had an issue with that population and he didn't carry them. He didn't sell the story," concluded the 76-year-old from Massachusetts.
With the election in the books, Welch didn't second-guess the candidate he chose to endorse, but was nonetheless able to give credit where it was warranted:
"I think he's [Romney] a wonderful man, I think he's a great guy, I think he would have been a great president. But it's over and the president's got to be commended for - what a campaign."
As for those that woke up Wednesday on the winning side, Piers Morgan welcomed Beau Biden, who's father will remain in Washington, D.C. for the next four years:
"He played a critically important role in this campaign. The vice presidential debate came at a time where there was a bit of a slide if you looked at some of the polls. And he stopped that," said the Attorney General of Delaware of his dad, the vice president. FULL POST
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