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December 13th, 2013
08:34 PM ET

Tony Robbins and Nick Walczak on their work with Sandy Hook victims: "A very, very powerful, powerful event...you just feel the connection in the room"

Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan welcomes the return of Tony Robbins and Nick Walczak for an inspiring primetime interview that comes on the eve of the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings.

Walczak himself is a school shooting victim, having been one of the five students fired upon as part of the February 27, 2012 incident at Chardon High School in Ohio.

Left to live in a wheelchair as a result of his injuries, Walczak has formed a bond with Robbins, a man internationally known for his positivity, and messages of hope.

As part of a previous edition on "Piers Morgan Live," Robbins felt compelled to invite Walczak to join him in helping support those impacted by the December 14th shootings in Newtown. Without hesitation, the teenager accepted, and this evening he shares details of the experience:

"It was a very, very powerful, powerful event. We introduced ourselves, we told our story. I feel like I got a lot out of that, and I feel like the other families, they got a lot out of it too," explains Walczak. "You just feel the connection in the room, when you're talking to survivor's, survivor's families. It's a connection that I feel like, is necessary, to be able to keep going on a positive level."

Joining the program from California, Robbins shares specific details of the ways in which he aims to help those trying to overcome personal tragedy and devastation:

"What I'm really into is uncovering the psychology of what drives somebody, and how they can heal. And there are all kinds of studies that have been done over the year on post-traumatic stress, but there are few studies done on post-traumatic growth, how people have been through the most-horrific experiences a human being could possibly imagine, and not only transcend the experience, but actually grow so much they can help other people, and that is my absolute passion," he tells Morgan. "So, the way I help people, is I try to empower those to make that transformation."

Watch the clip above to hear Walczak and Robbins further discuss their journey and partnership, and for the full interview, watch CNN at 9 p.m.
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  1. Truth

    Congress will never do anything, there can be million more deaths, their bottom line is getting paid to vote against anything that will help the country. So America, anyone can get a cannon, bazooka, rocket launcher or anything weapon with a thousand round magazine to do what they want. It's everything, as long as you can pay Congress, you yourself can do anything you want, maybe even have your own atomic bomb. If you pay enough, you can hide the rest of your money so you don't have to pay taxes. Congress is living large on these people, so unless you can pay off Congress, you have no chance

    December 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. max

    Lets cloes the roads to end drunk and driving. Or we can ask when did this start, what came in to being. The movies the games may be cauesing what our men in war faces. Wake up. England ended guns but the evil is as bad there. May be we need less morals in school or more broken homes. What happen to us hollywood and the money making machine they are. What did that guy say no way am i going to stop making bloodly movies that makes me rich.

    December 13, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. D'Arcy Rohan Green

    The Tony Robbins interview was pathetic. Interview? Sir, you are known for "asking the hard questions".
    It may have been helpful to quell Mr. Robbins and encourage Nick to speak. Very disappointing .
    Thank you.

    December 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Truth

    I hope Congress watched Scarlett Lewis, those god damn hypocrites. They say they will change things, they do, for the absolute worse. You can bet, if one Congressman or woman lost somebody in a mass shooting, changes would be made, unless the lobbyists paid them enough. What a god damn joke, whose laughing now? Congress is, cashing their checks

    December 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. brasstacs

    None of those gun control proposals would have prevented the Sandy Hook shooting ..or any of the other mass shootings and that's a hard FACT....And as expected the tabloid Morgan was salivating about today's Colorado shooting....Here's a flash...again it was shotgun used...just as was used in the Washington DC navel base shooting...kind of blows a hole in the AR-15 theory of being the only weapon capable of mass carnage.....In fact a shotgun ..Biden's weapon of choice is even more devastating then a AR 15 type sporting rifle..but a plan ordinary shotgun just doesn't fit the liberal gun grabbing narrative does it ?? Why does CNN keep Morgan on the air...Morgan has a track record of deceit and scandal...and a test pattern has higher ratings.

    December 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. max

    A kidnap child is not impotant compare to kids being shoot why is this?

    December 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Ron

    Piers, some guys like cars, some like guns. The only place macho comes in to play is in the ghettos and when it comes to an honest discussion about gun murder rates in the US, that's one place you won't go.

    December 17, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse | Reply

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