Nine days since Barack Obama completed his campaign for the presidency, successfully defeating Mitt Romney and earning a second term in the White House, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes the one man who knows exactly what it feels like to lose a presidential election to the former senator from Illinois: John McCain.
Joining Piers Morgan from Washington D.C., the Arizona Senator shares some insight into how he coped with defeat in 2008:
"I have a great line that I use all the time: 'After I lost, I slept like a baby – sleep two hours, wake up and cry. Sleep two hours, wake up and cry,'" delivers McCain, to the amusement of the host. "The best medicine for defeat is to get busy. Because it's so wonderful to feel sorry for yourself, but that really doesn't gain you much. So get busy, and get it behind you."
In a week which saw McCain skip a classified briefing on the September 11th attack in Benghazi, Libya, the 76-year-old Republican created some controversy for snapping at a CNN reporter who questioned his whereabouts. Treading lightly, Morgan asks for a comment: FULL POST
On Wednesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte to respond to the comments made by Barack Obama, as the president used his White House press conference to defend U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and her role in reporting intelligence updates following the Benghazi attacks.
Earlier in the day, as part of his first formal news briefing since re-election, Obama reprimanded GOP senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain for speaking out against the ambassador, calling their comments "outrageous."
Speaking live with Piers Morgan, Ayotte favored the line of thinking endorsed by her fellow GOP colleagues:
"I think it begs the question," she said, "why would you go on every major Sunday show, because you have to affirmatively put yourself out there, if you had nothing to do with it? You know you have a certain responsibility, you have to be able to tell the American people the truth." FULL POST
On Wednesday evening, American journalist and television personality Meredith Vieira returned to "Piers Morgan Tonight" bringing along her patented blend of humor and candor, as well as a keen eye towards avoiding any of the host's typical traps.
Nearly a year-and-a-half since leaving her role as co-host of "Today," Piers Morgan insinuated that Vieira's departure can be directly linked to the NBC program's recent decline in ratings:
"The general feeling, Meredith, is that since the moment you left 'The Today Show,' it's all gone to hell in a hand cart," said the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host.
The seasoned media veteran, though, did not take the bait:
"Obviously things happen. There are ups and downs for shows. And right now, 'Today Show,' where I was and I love and I hope to do more pieces with them - obviously that's - my heart and soul is with NBC," said Vieira, who remains a contributor and special correspondent for the network. "Going through more of a difficult time than we did a few years ago. But we will be fine. We certainly will."
Pointing out recent leadership changes at 30 Rockefeller Place, Morgan's guest expressed the fullest confidence in the future of the show:
"Don Nash was just named executive producer. He is fantastic," said Vieira. "They have a great team in Savannah [Guthrie] and Matt [Lauer]. They are fantastic and Natalie [Morales]. They are great. And Al [Roker.]. They don't need me for sure."
Pressing the issue, Morgan implied that the 56-year-old mother of three is secretly taking pleasure in her old program's struggles: FULL POST
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