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Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan sits down with legendary musician and songwriter Willie Nelson for a primetime exclusive interview that covers everything from pot to politics.
Two weeks removed from the 2012 general election, Nelson admits that he didn't make it to the polls, but is happy with the choice America made:
"I'm glad he [Barack Obama] got reelected. I think he has a lot of things in his favor the things that he has ran on. The women all believe in the things that he's talking about. The blacks and the Hispanics and the women. And if you've got those three things on your side, you're going to win," says the author of "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die." "I really felt like Obama was going to win, that he didn't really need one more vote, that he had already had it sewn up."
Five months from his 80th birthday, the man with more than 60 studio albums to his credit says he grew up around guns and has no problem with hunting. In his mind, however, high-powered assault rifles are an entirely different discussion: FULL POST
Creatures and critters galore visited the "Piers Morgan Tonight" studios over the Thanksgiving holiday, compliments of Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Among the parade of exotic animals that shared the set with Piers Morgan was an adult cheetah, the fastest land mammal. According to Hanna, the cheetah "goes 70 miles an hour. So when you're in your car going 65, in all seriousness, we clocked him at 70."
Morgan did his best to contain his composure over the gorgeous though potentially dangerous cat with eyesight so "impeccable" that at "two miles it can spot a little rabbit."
"This is the first time I really felt quite intimidated," remarked Morgan. "This is a big beast."
A reassuring Hanna tried to assuage Morgan's fears by responding, "Yes, I'm here, don't worry," but then recanted, "Well, maybe you should worry."
"This [cheetah] would kill, basically in the wild," said Hannah. "It has to grab the throat and do the choke hold. Once they do that, they're just sitting there about five to 10 minutes."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, to find out who will win a race, the cheetah or Olympic sprinter, Usain Bolt.
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