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Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Tyler Perry for a candid and emotional primetime interview.
Joining Piers Morgan face to face, the actor, writer, and director behind the "Madea" films franchise shares his personal perspective on the upcoming general election, in particular political attack ads which he feels are fueled with misdirection:
"Unfortunately, I just, being in the business that I'm in, which is show business, I realize that a lot of things [are] smoke and mirrors, a lot of it is dust and let's hide the facts," says the 43-year-old star of "Alex Cross." "I think that most Americans, if you - before you vote, you should - you should become as educated as you can about both, you know, President Obama and the candidate and make your choice there."
Named the highest paid man in entertainment by "Forbes" in 2011, Perry cites a lack of transparency as a concern within the current political climate:
"I think it's all about let's hide the facts, let's bury the facts as best we can. And the way you do that is with all these negative ads. And then pretty soon, you start hearing them and you go - and you think, 'well, is that true?,'" he explains to the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "Most times, people don't have the time to go and actually - actually fact check. And that's what a lot of people are counting on."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 as Perry details a complicated relationship with his father, and explains the challenges he faced along a path to tremendous success.
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