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December 4th, 2012
09:27 PM ET

Usain Bolt on his love life: "I'm single right now ... look at me ... what can I say, man"

Coming up this evening, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" studio takes on an electric atmosphere, as the show welcomes a bolt of excitement in the form of an Olympic-sized personality.

With six gold medals to his name, and the informal title of "Fastest Man in the World," Usain Bolt carries the hopes and dreams of his native Jamaica every time he sprints down the track.

But, wonders Piers Morgan, can the 26-year-old carry a tune?

"Now, how is your singing voice?," he asks his guest. "Because, obviously, there's a lot of famous Jamaicans - Bob Marley. And I want to know whether you can, basically, sing like Marley?"

Initially claiming he was limited in the vocal department, Bolt reluctantly launches into a serviceable rendition of the classic hit "One Love/People Get Ready" by Bob Marley & The Wailers.

"I knew you could sing," proclaims Morgan. "I knew you could sing."

After a spirited chat about English football, a passion both men share (Morgan represents Arsenal, Bolt supports Manchester United,) tonight's primetime interview turns it's attention to Bolt's love life: FULL POST

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December 4th, 2012
03:52 PM ET

Oscar Pistorius on being a role model: "I think it's a massive blessing"

On Saturday evening, "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius sat down with Piers Morgan in studio for an engaging and inspiring interview. The South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter shared his thoughts on being a role model. "I think it's a massive blessing," said Pistorius. "And, obviously, being an international sportsman, there's a lot of responsibility that comes with that."

"I see a child and he's staring at my prosthetic legs, often the parent turns the kid away," observed Pistorius. "And they develop a mentality of kind of shying away from disability and not being educated about it. And I think that's what creates the difficulty in society."

Pistorius also talked about his attitude towards competition which he credits to his family. FULL POST

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December 4th, 2012
02:13 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Ret. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta on being honored; Robert Reich and Grover Norquist debate the fiscal cliff

On Monday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" hosted an American hero, inviting retired Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta to share his remarkable story of bravery and dedication in a primetime interview.

The first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, Giunta – amongst other acts of selfless devotion – waded into enemy fire to save a comrade, and rescued a fellow soldier who had been captured by insurgents.

Just 22 years old at the time, he told Piers Morgan that receiving the recognition left him with mixed emotion:

"I did what I was supposed to do. This is what we expect of all men and women in uniform, to go above and beyond, to help the person to the left and to the right. And two of my buddies died that night," said the Iowa native. "Three others were seriously wounded. And here I am with all my fingers, all my toes. I still have the same brain I had before with me. And yet people want to put me on this pedestal and kind of congratulate me and highlight my name when it seems so inappropriate."

Also as part of Monday's program, the host revisited the topic of the pending "Fiscal Cliff," inviting Grover Norquist and Robert Reich to each offer their insight with 29 days remaining until the tax rates and spending cuts in question take effect: FULL POST

December 4th, 2012
01:27 PM ET

Clips from Last Night: Katie Nichol on the royal pregnancy; Gun debate returns on heels of Belcher murder-suicide

As news of a "royal baby" spreads from the continent and back across the pond, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed author Katie Nicholl to share her insight and perspective on a pregnancy which will presumably produce the newest heir to the British throne.

Hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidum, the clinical term for "acute morning sickness," Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to be off her feet for the near future, as she battles a condition which presumably takes quite a toll:

"It is serious and the word you use - it's very debilitating. She's going to be confined to her hospital bed possibly for several days," explained the correspondent for "The Mail on Sunday." "Prince William was there this afternoon. He left early this evening and I suspect he will be back there first thing tomorrow morning. He's obviously very concerned, as are both the royal family and, of course, the Middleton family as well. This is going to be a first grandchild for them. So yes, there is concern."

In addition to the general interest which would surround any pregnancy within the Royal Family, the baby of William and Catherine has brought even more excitement, as the expected passing of a new law will guarantee that this child will one day rule over England:

"The Queen raised this in her address to the commonwealth last year and since then, it hasn't been made legislation," detailed Nicholl, who wrote “William and Harry: Behind Palace Walls." "But it will be and I expect it will be made legislation very quickly now that we know the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby because, as you rightly point out, this legislation will mean that should this baby be a girl, she will be an historic girl because she will be queen regardless of any male heirs born after that, the firstborn, if she were a girl. So she would be an historic child."

Meanwhile, with the NFL still reeling following the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chief's linebacker Jovan Belcher, Piers Morgan welcomed a pair of experts on opposite sides of the gun debate, encouraging a fiery conversation on firearm legislation.

With Morgan insisting that the genesis of the issue is centered around too many guns being available too easily, David Kopel began to laugh, and the host asked his guess why: FULL POST

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Need to Know News: White House rejects GOP plan; Iran claims seizure of U.S. drone over Persian Gulf
December 4th, 2012
09:52 AM ET

Need to Know News: White House rejects GOP plan; Iran claims seizure of U.S. drone over Persian Gulf

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 December 4, 2012 – White House rejects GOP plan, Iran claims seizure of U.S. drone over Persian Gulf and the Pope opens a personal Twitter account...

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