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Roughly six weeks since journalist Michael Hastings lost his life in an automobile accident, on Monday evening his widow Elise Jordan joined Piers Morgan for her first national interview since his death:
"I was blessed to have the time with him that I had," she told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "So I feel very lucky for that, and [I am] taking it day by day."
An outspoken critic of war in the Middle East, it was Hastings' "Rolling Stone" article entitled "The Runaway General" that led to the firing, and soon thereafter, retirement of US Army general Stanley McChrystal.
Since Hastings' death, various conspiracy theories have suggested that his car accident may be related to one of the author's typically intense investigations:
On the heels of a story begging for a pun, Wednesday evening saw "Piers Morgan Live" welcome the three men who reeled in what may very well be the largest shark ever.
Call it a "Fish Tale," or simply the "Catch of the Day," but Corey Knowlton detailed the "terrifying" moment:
"Any time you're that close to an apex predator, a food source, you really feel like you're just floating out there," said the host of “Jim Shockey’s The Professionals” on Outdoor Channel. "[It has] very big shark teeth. They move around like lightening. It was a really amazing experience. We worked for four years to try to find one this big."
Caught 15 miles off the coast of California, the mako shark is 11 feet long, and weighs more than 1300 pounds. With the official paperwork still to be filed, the men don't know for sure if it is in fact a true world record. But after Tuesday's shark-catching expedition, which yielded a relative guppy, Wednesday heavyweight adventure allowed for some scale-tipping irony:
As new emails thrust the deadly attack on the US compound in Benghazi back into the political spotlight, and with reports surfacing that allege the IRS targeted the Tea Party, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Olympia Snowe to share her political insight and perspective.
A former Republican senator from Maine, Snowe surprised many by choosing not to run for what would have been a fourth term, sighting an inability for Democrats and the GOP to work together effectively.
Speaking live with Piers Morgan, the 66-year-old detailed her sentiments Monday night:
Just days after feeling a large shark chomp down on his leg, this evening Mikey Adler joins "Piers Morgan Live" with details of the experience, in the process displaying a fun-loving sense of humor.
The 16-year-old high school freshman was surfing in Florida when he felt the pain, and taking a seat "In The Chair" tonight, he explains to Piers Morgan that he feels fortunate:
"Not many people get bit by a shark so, I feel, pretty lucky. And I survived, so that's always a positive," says Adler.
"Do you feel lucky that you survived, or lucky that you got bitten and can tell this great story?" asks the host.
"Both," laughs the guest. "Not many people can say that they got bit by a shark." FULL POST
On a day which saw the beginning of jury selection in a trial that will pit the family of Michael Jackson against concert promoter AEG Live, this evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Thomas Mesereau to share his unique insight in a live, face to face interview.
The criminal defense lawyer who acquitted the late pop star in his molestation trial, Mesereau spoke of specific documents that he suspects will make it difficult for AEG to counter claims of wrongful death:
"Apparently there are emails from his [Jackson's] choreographer, Ken Ortega, warning AEG that he's not well, he has serious physical problems, serious psychological and emotional problems, he's asking for professional help, and I'm informed that there are some emails from AEG basically telling [Dr. Conrad] Murray you better get him to rehearsals," stated Mesereau. "I think the issue is well founded by the siblings and I think it's going to be a big issue for the plaintiffs. And I think AEG is going to have a tough time explaining it."
Asked by the host if Jackson should bear some of the responsibility himself, based on a history of cancellations and high-maintenance behavior, and the guests noted that AEG knew exactly what to expect when they joined forces with the "King of Pop":
Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" invites Ezekiel Emanuel to join the program for an honest and insightful primetime interview.
The elder brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel is a bioethicist, who lists Harvard University, the University of Oxford, and Amherst College as his alma maters, and is a vice provost and professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tonight Piers Morgan asks the former White House adviser, whose brother once served as President Obama's Chief of Staff, to use that unique background and expertise in imagining a hypothetical scenario:
"If you were White House chief of staff, what is the single most important policy you would, if you had complete power, encourage a president to bring in to improve America?" wonders the host. FULL POST
As the United States recognized President's Day, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed a trio of all whom share last names, and family trees, with former inhabitants of the Oval Office.
Joined live by John Taft (great grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft,) Michael Reagan (adopted son of U.S. President Ronald Reagan,) and Margaret Hoover (great granddaughter of former U.S. President Herbert Hoover,) Piers Morgan hosted a conversation that reflected on the historical significance of the day, while also calling for some insight, and perspective, as America moves forward.
As the host suggested that his guest might perhaps be feeling a little "tingly" on such a day, Reagan began by sharing an idea for the ways in which the members of his fraternity might be able to celebrate their similar situations:
"I was saying in the green room, I said it would really be nice if the family members of "First Families," that are living, really get together, have their own party at the White House for a charitable cause that they like, instead of always listening to the fathers and whomever get together and do something good for the world," said the son of the 40 commander in chief. "We had to live it – or are living it as we speak."
Turning next to the panel's lone female, Morgan asked Hoover if she had spent her President's day "strut[ing] around," announcing that she is "related to a president."
Laughing, the 35-year-old political strategist set the record straight: FULL POST
On Wednesday evening music giant LA Reid joined Piers Morgan in studio for a sit-down interview. The former "X Factor" judge talked about the industry, the Super Bowl and his recently announced Grammy Icon Award.
During the face to face conversation, Reid shared with the host his most memorable career moment to this point:
"Kanye West in my office rapping his entire album to me, just like we're sitting here," said Reid. "Incredible moment, like the highlight."
As for the effect of "Kimye," the romance between West and his pregnant celebutante girlfriend Kim Kardashian, Reid feels the publicity is "great for his [West's] brand."
"He [West] was already one of the greatest – if not the greatest – music makers alive. And now he is one of the most famous. What's wrong with that?"
Kerry Kennedy was also on the program Wednesday night, and spoke about the gun culture in America:
"I think we have to really start with the laws," she told the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host.
Two days since the church of Scientology aired a powerful if not divisive television commercial during the Super Bowl, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed one of the organization's most-outspoken critics to share a unique blend of insight and perspective.
Prior to leaving the group in 2005, Jenna Miscavige Hill grew up amidst the life first founded by infamous author L. Ron Hubbard and even remained with the organization for five years after her parents left.
In her recently released book "Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape," Miscavige Hill details her experiences within a religious group often accused of being a cult that brainwashes its members, and forces children into long hours of unlawful labor.
Speaking live with Piers Morgan, the guest fielded questions about the church's current leader, her uncle David Miscavige:
"Is he an evil man?" Morgan asks.
"Yes," came her response, before adding further context. "As you'll read in my book, like, he has both sides, though. You know, like when I was younger growing up, you know, you sort of see a different side of him. But then you see how things gradually change. And I don't know if that was the evolution of his personality or if it was how he, you know, talked to me as a child and then as I became an adult."
Asked by Morgan to explain the worst parts of a life lived within the walls of the secretive religion, Miscavige spoke of feeling trapped, with no ability to make her own choices:
"I would say the worst part of Scientology is that, you know, it's their doctrine or the highway," she said. "Which is what is so ironic about that Super Bowl ad. It talks about how, you know, seekers of knowledge and think for yourself, but you can't think for yourself when you're there."
Tuesday's program, meanwhile, also saw the host turn his attention to the issue of education in America, as Morgan welcomed Michelle Rhee.