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On the heels of a new set of guidelines reached by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Dr. Sanjay Gupta to lend his expertise to the topic cholesterol treatment.
“Roughly thirty, 35 million people are on these medications right now, and with this loosening of the guidelines? They could go up to double that number, 70 million people,” Gupta told Piers Morgan, referring specifically to a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.
Meanwhile, cardiologist and geneticist Eric Topol referenced a misuse of various cholesterol tests, suggesting people are tracking their results for the wrong reasons:
“There has been a fixation of Americans to get their numbers right even though so many of them are just getting a cosmetic effect on their blood test, without actually improving their risk of getting heart disease.”
On Tuesday evening, Piers Morgan welcomed filmmaker Ken Burns, and asked the man behind an upcoming Gettysburg Address documentary to reveal his favorite president:
“When you have discussions about baseball or rock music, you will have to say 'besides Babe Ruth and "The Beatles," here you have to say besides [George] Washington," suggested Burns. “I've been a [Abraham] Lincoln man all of my life, and I put Lincoln at the top, and I think that I would, after having completed a film series, it will be out in September on the history of the Roosevelt's, put Franklin Roosevelt equal to Abraham Lincoln.”
In advance of his upcoming documentary, on Tuesday filmmaker Ken Burns recited a selection of the Gettysburg Address, the subject of his newest project, then offered his analysis of one word in particular that was used repeatedly:
"Look at it here, look where we are. We're not 'the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here,'" Burns summarized and quoted for Piers Morgan.
His mission is to get every American to recite one of the greatest speeches in American history:
“This is a country in which words matter. We were formed on words, not formed by religion, not by conquest, not by economy, not by geography," said Tuesday's guest. "We were formed because we agreed to subscribe to some words.”