On Wednesday evening at 9, HLN's Robin Meade pulled her chair up in the "Piers Morgan Tonight" studio, welcoming actress and activist Jane Fonda to the program for an equal parts entertaining and engaging interview.
Currently appearing on HBO's "The Newsroom" as Leona Lansing, CEO of the fictional network parent company Atlantic World Media, Fonda offered insight into the development of her character:
"Rupert Murdoch that's been marinated a long time in Ted Turner," riffed the two-time Academy Award winner, in describing the role.
Referencing her marriage to the founder of CNN, whom she jokingly called her "favorite ex-husband," the 75-year-old explained how it aided in the process:
"It just made it not scary. I know the world, I know the universe. I know Rupert Murdoch. I know John Malone. I know people who have media empires like my character, Leona Lansing, does in the movie. So it just - it brought me into that world with no fear."
Earlier on the program, Meade welcomed Bill Sherlach, who lost his wife in the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The widower of Mary Sherlach, the school psychologist killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School two months ago, Sherlach discussed the group he's working with, and how he's remembering his loving wife. FULL POST
On Wednesday – the eve of Valentine's Day – guest host Robin Meade pulled up a seat in the "Piers Morgan Tonight" studio, cueing "the cheesy piano music," and offering a little bit of holiday advice for all the husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends, who may be guilty of misinterpreting their significant others' signals:
"Not to believe the person in your life who says, 'No, no, you don't have to get me, I don't want anything,'" says HLN's lead anchor, explaining traps to avoid on the day of Hallmark and hearts. "Maybe you don't have to buy something, but you do have to do something. Trust me. Trust me."
Filling in for Piers Morgan, Meade couldn't complete her stint without poking a bit of a fun at the man who regularly references all things emotional: FULL POST
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