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Break out the fireworks and celebratory noise-makers: "Piers Morgan Tonight" is two years old!
Thursday marks the second birthday of the primetime CNN show, as on January 17, 2011, the British television presenter Piers Morgan first invaded homes in America – and worldwide – with the launch of his 9 p.m. program.
With the unabashed candor and explosive passion that quickly became his trademark, Morgan opened his CNN tenure by welcoming precisely the type of big name guest he'd soon become known for hosting: Oprah Winfrey.
In it's two year existence, "Piers Morgan Tonight" has continued to host the types of guests and stories that have, in Morgan's own words, "energy and dynamism, humor."
But as the world has changed, so too has the program, with an increased focus on breaking news and current events, like the Arab Spring, the Aurora Theater Shooting in Colorado, and most recently, the school shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
Back in 2011, during a preview interview with CNN's Ali Velshi Morgan gave his viewers the following guarantee:
"I will not be boring."
Twenty-four months, and countless interviews later, Morgan has kept his promise.
Please join the "Piers Morgan Tonight" team in celebrating the show's two-year anniversary, and stay tuned to our blog as we look forward to another year of fascinating guests, and extraordinary stories.
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