On Thursday evening, Piers Morgan welcomed Jay Carney for a fascinating and wide-ranging interview that touched upon the entire breadth of the pressures currently facing the administration.
As part of this "Piers Morgan Live" web exclusive, watch both videos for the entire exchange, as the White House Press Secretary offers his insight and perspective on everything from the September 11th attacks in Benghazi, Libya to the IRS's reported targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Departments recent seizure of Associated Press phone records.
In advance of an opening weekend which saw "Olympus Has Fallen" pull in more than 30 million dollars, good for top spot at the box office, Piers Morgan sat down with some of the case from the film, including Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett.
Perhaps most well known for her Academy Award nominated portrayal of Tina Turner in 1993's biopic "What's Love Got to Do with It," the 54-year-old reveals how her performance was received by the 8-time Grammy Award winner herself:
"I did see her a couple of years after. Oprah [Winfrey] did this big thing at her home...the young'uns and the elders and the legends," explains Bassett, in this web exclusive video clip. "She said, you played me well, you played me well. You did good."
As the movie was wrapping, Turner visited Bassett, even lending a helping hand in the most-unlikely of ways: FULL POST
On the heels of heavy backlash following Marissa Mayer discontinuing the telecommuting option enjoyed by many Yahoo! employees, this week "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited two women professionals to share their reaction and insight on the CEO's recent announcement.
As profiled in an "Only in America" segment in July, the 37-year-old Mayer took the top job at the tech giant and announced her pregnancy on the same day. With a baby boy born in late September, Meyer briefly worked from home, but has since returned to corporate headquarters.
According the Kara Swisher – the co-executive editor of All Things D who broke the story of the internal memo – in announcing her new policy this week the young executive has drawn the ire of many, despite having practical reasons:
"The concept of what she's saying is true: you want to be at the workplace to create collaboration and innovation. And Yahoo!'s been lagging for years," explains Swisher, who knew of the policy even before Yahoo!'s own staff. "The way she did it? It's a very hot-button issue. I think was a little bit – maybe inexperienced CEO – or a little too abrupt for people."
Serving to only add more fuel to the public fire, Mayer has built a private nursery adjacent to her office, where she and her personal nanny can easily care for her child. FULL POST
Coming up soon, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes one of the most iconic singers and actresses of our time, Barbra Streisand. Piers Morgan sits down with Streisand for a rare interview as the two look back on her lengendary career, on screen and stage, and look forward to her newest acting role in the film "Guilt Trip."
So as we head into the holiday season where family and friends often gather around the table for a feast, Morgan asks the 70-year-old to dream up a dinner party with guests from any time period. First on her list? "Albert Einstein," she says. "I'd like to meet him." A dinner party with some of the greats from history would not be complete without Leonardo Da Vinci and Vincent Van Gogh.
"You'd have to put him [Van Gogh] on your left, right?" the host asks. "No, he could be on my - no, no I'd put him across," she corrects herself. Now that the two have named a couple of painters and a scientist, Morgan asks the entertainer to name an entertainer in history.
"Besides Marlon [Brando]?" Streisand asks. "Marlon, he is a definite," they both agree. As the duo move on to select one living person the host can't help but ask, "Who's the greatest living human being?" FULL POST
On Friday, Piers Morgan reunited with his former colleague and longtime friend, Sharon Osbourne, for a wide-ranging and spirited interview that touched upon everything from health and politics to entertainment and economics.
Joining the program for a face to face primetime exclusive, the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne revealed the reasons behind why she didn't make it to the polls on election day:
"Oh, because I'm a lazy old tart," said the woman who holds dual American and British citizenship.
But even though Osbourne didn't vote for the president, he nonetheless has her endorsement:
"I think that he's a very decent man. He's a decent man, and he really does want things to change for the better. And he is very proud of this country, loves it, and wants it to be the best. And I think his intentions are only honorable."
Asked by her fellow Brit how the United States can revitalize it's struggling economy, the co-host of "The Talk" emphasized the need for providing work to those living on American soil: FULL POST
Tonight at 9, “Piers Morgan Tonight” welcomes Tim Pawlenty back to the program where the former Governor of Minnesota shares his perspective on the budgetary conundrum looming over Congress. At midnight on December 31, 2012, the Budget Control Act of 2011 will go into effect, triggering the implementation of tax increases and budgetary cuts known as the “fiscal cliff."
“As we try to heal and solve this very big divide, that has resulted in stalemate and polarization, we should have the finesse and sense of grace and timing to solve this in a way where everybody can live in the real world,” said Pawlenty.
Pawlenty advises the media to be patient with Congress as they work to resolve the government’s budgetary issues. “As a member of the media and a commentator, allow people to be in the space where they can actually find common ground and part of this is letting them get to that place without cornering them ahead of time,” Pawlenty asked Piers Morgan.
Watch the clip and tune in tonight as Pawlenty considers Morgan’s proposal to debate the issue on a mountainside cliff.FULL STORY
In advance of this week's U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed legendary distance specialist and three-time Gold medalist Janet Evans for an honest and revealing face to face interview.
Nearly a quarter century since her epic performance at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, the 40-year-old has come out of retirement, seeking to make one more splash on the world's biggest stage:
"Well, you know, I retired. I did everything I wanted to in the sport of swimming," she told Piers Morgan. "And then I wanted to do all the things you want to do when you're 24 years old, which is when I retired. So I saw the world, I got married, I had babies. And a couple of years ago, I thought, well, gosh..."
Evans struggled in Tuesday's preliminaries of the women's 400-meter, finishing seventh in her heat, and 80th overall. Clocking in at 4 minutes, 21.49 seconds, the mother of two is still a long shot to qualify for a trip to London. But her comeback has been bolstered by the knowledge that not too much has changed since she climbed out of the pool in Atlanta 16 years ago: FULL POST
On Thursday, Piers Morgan teamed with Olympic champion Dara Torres, forming one of television's most unorthodox relays.
A 12-time medalist, and training for a sixth Games, the 45-year-old adheres to a rigorous regimen, both in and out of the pool:
"With my recovery, what I do now is I make sure I get lots of rest. I make sure that I do stretching, which is called ki-hara stretching, which really kind of stretches out your body to get the lactic acid out," explained the former Florida Gator. "And I make sure when I have muscle aches and pains, I use - get Bengay."
Coming up this evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Bubba Watson puts his brand new Green Jacket on the line in a special edition of "Only in America."
After staring down Augusta National, safely navigating "Amen Corner," and crushing an epic escape shot on Sunday's second playoff hole to defeat Louis Oosthuizen, tonight the 2012 Masters Champion faces his toughest challenge to date: a putting contest with host Piers Morgan.
Watch this behind-the-scenes video, as the Floridian southpaw goes stroke for stroke with the British television personality.
General consensus says you know you've made it in pop culture and Hollywood, when you earn your own "Saturday Night Live" parody.
If that theory holds, Piers Morgan has made it. On Saturday evening, actor and comedian Taran Killam rolled out his debut impression of the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host, poking fun at Morgan's accent and voice.
Review the sketch here, and offer your opinion of Killam's rendition.