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Joining Piers Morgan for a face to face conversation, Craig Kielburger spoke passionately about inspiring young people to create change, the fundamental theme of his organization "Free The Children."
"There's a full-year program that runs in schools, getting kids fired up around service," he explained, as his "We Day" event is scheduled to make it's first U.S. stop in Seattle on March 27th. "Just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic, is critical learning on social issues."
Meanwhile, joining Kielburger as part of the live program, actors and activists Martin Sheen and Mia Farrow spoke of their faith, and the spirit of humanity. On the heels of Wednesday's election of Pope Francis, Farrow revealed her own struggles with Catholicism:
"I did lose faith in Rome," said Farrow, referencing various instances of violence and death in Africa. "I was horrified that the Pope, at the time of the Rwanda massacre – this is a Catholic country, Rwanda – made no attempt to go there, and to halt the killing. I mean, who among us would not have tried."
Sheen shared his story of first-hand horrors driving him back to his faith:
"The final act in that progression was a time I spent in India," said the Emmy award winner. "I was there with son Emilio [Estevez], and we were both just overwhelmed by the level of poverty. Poverty has a smell, it has a flesh and a blood, and up close and personal it will get to you."
Thursday's episode of "Piers Morgan Live" also continued the conversation on the ongoing rape trial currently taking place in Steubenville, Ohio. A Steubenville-native, and rape victim herself, actress Traci Lords shared her experience exclusively with Morgan:
"I think there is a thickness in that city," said the 44-year-old former adult film star. "I just couldn't stay silent about it, because it affected me so deeply. I was so horrified by these images, and the way that this young girl was treated. I got really angry, so I wrote a song called 'Stupidville,' which is what all the locals in Steubenville, Ohio used to called Steubenville."
Morgan, meanwhile, also used his program to navigate the choppy waters between politics and film, inviting documentary maker R.J. Cutler to share his experiences having recently wrapped up a movie on former Vice President Dick Cheney:
"History will certainly, I think, consider Dick Cheney in the context of what makes a democracy succeed, and what is problematic for a democracy," said the man behind such well-known works as "The September Issue" and "The War Room." "Which is to say we need men and women with conviction to represent us in Washington, we need leaders who believe in things."