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November 13th, 2012
10:36 PM ET

Anthony Bourdain on joining CNN: "This is a relationship that's going to open up the world to me ... in ways that I've long aspired to"

With a brand new television program set to debut in April, Anthony Bourdain is the newest addition to the stable of CNN personalities and presenters.

Entitled "Parts Unknown," the show will combine the globally-acclaimed chef's love for food and travel, in particular, how those two mix with one another.

In advance of the series' launch, on Tuesday Bourdain joined Piers Morgan for an exclusive interview, explaining how his new gig at CNN came to be:

"Well, you guys called, and, at a good time. It was a very exciting opportunity to shoot in places that I'd been wanting to shoot for a long time," said the multiple New York Times bestselling author. "This is a relationship that's going to open up the world to me and my creative partners in ways that I've long aspired to."

Well-regarded for his work both in the kitchen and on the small screen, Bourdain is convinced that his medium provides him a unique window into the human experience: FULL POST

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November 13th, 2012
02:37 PM ET

Tonight: Anthony Bourdain joins "Piers Morgan Tonight," makes CNN debut

In advance of his brand new CNN program "Parts Unknown," which is set to debut in the Spring, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Anthony Bourdain for an exclusive interview.

Well-regarded for his work both in the kitchen and on the small screen, Bourdain is a globally recognized chef, and multiple New York Times bestselling author, with his first book – "Kitchen Confidential" – having served as a springboard for his television career.

Tune in this evening at 9 as the entertaining and unfiltered chef dishes details on his travels to "Parts Unknown."
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November 13th, 2012
01:20 PM ET

John Miller on the scandal surrounding David Petraeus: "You couldn't have made this case up"

As the national news cycle continues to be dominated by the extra-marital affair that lead to David Petraeus' resignation, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited a wide-ranging collection of political insiders and intelligence experts to add clarity and insight into the scandal.

Joining Piers Morgan for a live, face to face interview, John Miller detailed the chain of events involving the CIA, FBI, two women, and a series of alleged shirtless photos:

"He was never on the case. He doesn't work on the cyber squad. It's not his violation to investigate," says the CBS News Senior Correspondent of the agent whom received the initial complaint from Jill Kelley. "The reason he brought her to those agents was - that's the squad that does this work. It's beyond his expertise. He's in an intelligence group that does other things. So his job was really to make the introduction. But it also appears that he is either seeking or trying to have some kind of odd relationship with this person that he's trying to help, Miss Kelley."

Saying on multiple occasions that "you couldn't have made this case up," Miller refreshes the timeline and points out a few key elements:

"Another thing we have to focus on here, David Petraeus was never the target of the investigation – Paula Broadwell was – for alleged stalking and then maybe compromising the director of the CIA's e-mail which they found out later that actually is not what happened," he tells the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "So as this rises to the level of the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, this is now reported up to FBI headquarters which says the prudent thing, which is well, first thing we need to do is let's keep a tight hold on this until we figure out what we have."

As Monday's show continued, Morgan also invited journalist Michael Hastings to share his unique opinion on Petraeus' tenure as a whole: FULL POST

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November 13th, 2012
01:08 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Oliver Stone on Petraeus' affair and Obama's re-election

On Monday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed legendary filmmaker and documentarian Oliver Stone to the program to discuss his new project, the 10-part documentary series on Showtime, "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States."

The always candid and at time controversial director did not mince words when it came to his thoughts on Gen. David Petraeus and the recent scandal concerning the former CIA director that's rocked Washington. "The American media has come up with this narrative that he's the American hero who [was] betrayed by the woman," said Stone. "But it's not true. I see no evidence of his heroism."

"There has been no success in Iraq," continued Stone. "The so-called surge has been over hyped by the media as a success, when, in fact, Iraq was trashed almost from the beginning to the end, and it was in worse shape when he left. He didn't leave it well."

Stone also had issue with Petraeus' military campaigns in Afghanistan. "He conned Obama into adding 30,000 troops it was into Afghanistan, with a plan that he would win with this counter-insurgency program," Stone said. "Where is it? Where are the results? They're nonexistent. Afghanistan is worse off."

The re-election of President Barack Obama was also on topic during Monday evening's interview where Stone gave the president his approval, although cautiously: FULL POST

Need to Know News: Petraeus scandal extends to top Afghan commander; After the election, a new push on Syria
November 13th, 2012
10:21 AM ET

Need to Know News: Petraeus scandal extends to top Afghan commander; After the election, a new push on Syria

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 November 13, 2012 – David Petraeus scandal extends to top Afghan commander, after the election, a new push on Syria and people 'unliking' Mitt Romney on Facebook...

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