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As the mystery surrounding missing Flight 370 approaches the one week mark, and with new theories and fresh information seemingly on the hour, Thursday evening saw "Piers Morgan Live" welcome a wide-ranging collection of guests, each tasked with offering their own brand of insight and perspective.
Just moments into the one-hour primetime program, Piers Morgan welcomed his first interview subject – Barbara Starr – who joined the program live from Washington with fresh information.
"There is a strong likelihood that the flight is at the bottom of the Indian Ocean," said CNN's Pentagon corespondent, sourcing the information to "a Senior U.S. official."
According to Starr, during the course of the last day the Malaysians have released information containing "key data" that puts the missing aircraft over the Indian Ocean, between four and five hours off course. In evaluating satellite information, and specific audio frequencies, the United States has formed their current working theory. FULL POST
Nearly a week since Flight 370 went missing after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, family and friends are being forced to entertain the possibility that their loved ones may never be coming home.
On Wednesday evening, Piers Morgan conducted an emotional interview with Danica Weeks, an Australian woman whose husband Paul is among the 239 people missing. Left to care for her two young sons while scarce details trickle in, Weeks revealed the challenges the family is currently facing:
"We're taking it slowly and [I'm] just trying to keep myself distracted as I'm sure every family member is. You just hear all the news, and I'm trying not to take too much of it in," Weeks told Morgan through a teary Skype conversation. "One minute it's this and then the next minute that's not confirmed, so that's the toughest part, every day waking up and just ... looking on the news and seeing that there's nothing and there's no cause for Malaysia to say 'we've found something.'"
More than five days since reports of a missing flight first emerged, hope is dwindling: FULL POST
Of the 239 people missing with Flight 370, among them are the crew, including co-pilot Fariq Ab Hamid. In the days since the aircrafts mysterious disappearance, new information from Hamid's career has surfaced, including an occasion in 2011 during which he's said to have invited a pair of young women into the cockpit for an unauthorized visit.
On Tuesday evening, one of the women – Jonti Roos – joined "Piers Morgan Live" to describe the event:
"My friend and I were standing in line at the boarding gate with all the other passengers waiting to board. And the co-pilots and pilots walked past us, and then came back to us and asked us if we would like to sit with them in the cockpit during the flight. We said 'yes,'" explained Roos, appearing via Skype from Australia. "We boarded the plane normally with all the other passengers and went to our seats. A short while after taking our seats, an air hostess came to us and asked us if we would like to move into the cockpit, after which we did. And that's where we spent the flight." FULL POST
A Boeing 777-200 aircraft carrying 239 people is missing.
The flight left Kuala Lampur, bound for Beijing, but lost contact with Malaysia Airlines.
The plane was one hour into its flight when communication ceased, and based on the amount of fuel the aircraft was carrying, Malaysia Airlines says that it's extremely unlikely the plane is still in the air.
With a global news cycle currently dominated by unrest in Ukraine, and the corresponding Russian involvement, this week has seen a pair of television personalities steal a bit of the headlines themselves.
The first such journalist is Abby Martin, host of "Breaking the Set" on Russia Today America (RT), a network funded by the Russian government. Distressed by her company's blind support of Russian military action in Ukraine, Martin concluded her program on Monday with an impassioned denouncement of the presence of Russian troops in the Ukranian peninsula of Crimea, land that was controlled by the Soviet Union until its breakup in 1991.
"Military intervention is never the answer," Martin stated on RT. "And I will not sit here and apologize (for) and defend military aggression."
In telling Piers Morgan that her program offers editorial freedom, and that she's experienced support from her network since the incident, Martin suggested that other media outlets aren't allowed the same leeway: FULL POST
While the legendary series may suggest that "father" knows best, in a household of three ambitious boys, each of whom who would aspire to immensely successful careers, it's actually the brothers that likely know one another better than anyone.
Such was the case within the Emanuels of Illinois – Rahm, Ezekiel, and Ari – a polarizing politician, brilliant scholar, and groundbreaking talent agent respectively. So, when the mayor of Chicago opted to throw caution, and his health, to the wind, it came as little surprise that his medically astute brother would have an opinion.
"I always knew he was crazy, it seems nuts to me," Ezekiel told Piers Morgan Tuesday evening, referencing his younger brother's recent "polar plunge" alongside Jimmy Fallon and into a frigid Lake Michigan. FULL POST
Edgar Martirosyan assumed he was simply going to deliver a few pizzas. Not unlike the pies he's passed out seemingly 100 times before. He'd ring the bell, accept payment and quickly head out for the next order.
But this wasn't any ordinary order. And it was to be no ordinary delivery. Instead of dropping by a typical Los Angeles home or business, Martirosyan's stop on Sunday was at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and it was Ellen DeGeneres with the rumbling tummy.
It didn't matter that the 56-year-old comedian and television icon was in the middle of hosting the 86th edition of The Oscars. She was craving a couple of large pies and Martirosyan was making the delivery.
"I was shocked and I came out with the pizzas, they told me, wait, the pizzas are for writers," Martirosyan explained to Piers Morgan and Maria Menounos Monday evening. "I was waiting, and then Ellen came out and told me, 'I'm going to tell you to follow me.'" FULL POST
Once again donning a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, and this time around pairing the ensemble with a Tom Ford shirt, on Sunday evening Piers Morgan stood "suited and booted" amongst the world's biggest film stars, anchoring CNN's red carpet coverage of the 86th Academy Awards.
For nearly two hours the "Piers Morgan Live" host did what he does best: rubbed elbows and traded jabs with the likes of Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kate Hudson, while nearly charming the white dinner jacket off the back of Jared Leto.
For a comprehensive representation of Morgan's night on the famed Hollywood red carpet, scroll down, and dress to impress .... FULL POST
Techy businessman, Dallas Mavericks owner, "Shark Tank" investor ... self-made billionaire Mark Cuban wears many hats, including "dad" to three children with wife Tiffany Stewart.
Joining Piers Morgan this evening for a face to face, primetime interview, Cuban details the challenges that come with raising down-to-earth kids amidst massive wealth. Having started out bar tending and couch-crashing before innovating his way to the top, instilling values into his son and two daughters is part of Cuban's at-home business plan. However, the 55-year-old also preaches and leads with an overlying theme of balance:
"I don't want to be the overbearing dad," Cuban tells the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "I want to be supportive. I want them to love what they do." FULL POST
“What's In Your Wallet?"
It's been asked by seafaring vikings, and Jimmy Fallon. And David Spade. And Alec Baldwin. But in recent months, no one's made better use of the inquiry than Piers Morgan.
In November, the CNN host had billionaire Warren Buffett going into his pocket. A month later he forced his former boss Donald Trump to dig into his billfold, and reveal “I have very little cash on me. I like to keep it that way."
And this evening at 9, Mark Cuban is the latest 10-figure man asked to unmask his money. FULL POST