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With the first presidential debate scheduled for this week, last Friday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited a pair of political insiders to share their perspectives and predictions as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama prepare to go word for word from Denver, Colorado.
Joining Piers Morgan for a face to face conversation, Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway offered advice for the GOP camp:
"Here's what I think has to happen for Mitt Romney: he needs to bring this race back to a referendum on Obama," she told the host. "He actually needs to shift the referendum back into the incumbent, and have the debate questioners really hold the president to account for some answers in Libya, his silence on Syria, and certainly the economy."
Joining the interview from California, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm offered a courageous and unorthodox forecast: FULL POST
This evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Matt Stutzman to the program for a face to face interview, as the "Pride of America" prepares for the 2012 Paralympic Games.
A 29-year-old native of Kansas City, Kansas, Stutzman was born without arms, and subsequently given up for adoption. His adoptive dad was an archer, inspiring Stutzman to follow in his father's footsteps.
Though forced to use his feet in lieu of arms and hands, he boasts the world record for the longest accurate shot in archery, a mark that includes able-bodied archers.
But how is he received by fellow archers?
"I would like to say that they think that I'm a good competitor," Stutzman tells Piers Morgan. "But they're probably thinking, 'Why is that guy sitting down and shooting with his feet?'"
Joking aside Stutzman explains "I think they think that I'm just trying to compete, like they are, and be the best at archery."
Fascinated by Stutzman's skill to break a world record last set by an able-bodied man, the host wonders about his guest's inspiration:
"You're an astonishing guy and you've got this remarkable spirit and determination," Morgan remarks. "Where do you get that from?" FULL POST
On Tuesday, Gold medalist gymnast Aly Raisman was featured on "Piers Morgan Tonight" as the "Pride of America." The U.S. gymnastics team captain won individual gold in the floor exercise and took bronze in the balance beam.
In an interview prior to the games Raisman told Piers Morgan visualizing the gold medal was part of her daily inspiration during her Olympic training:
"Especially in the car ride to and from gym," said Raisman. "I find myself spacing out a lot, just visualizing what the Olympics would be like and just having such great role models."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Morgan congratulates the "Fab Five."
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On Monday evening, champion swimmer and breakout Olympic star Missy Franklin visited the "Piers Morgan Tonight" set in London, taking some time out from her ever-growing schedule to discuss a whirlwind trip across the pond.
On the heels of capturing five medals – including four gold's – Franklin admitted to enjoying the moment:
"Everyone is like 'are you on cloud nine?' I'm on cloud like 687," she told Piers Morgan. FULL POST
On Monday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes the return of one of the greatest tennis players ever, 29-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.
Now proudly boasting the singles "Career Golden Slam" (wins in all four Grand Slam tournaments as well as an Olympic gold medal,) Williams joins Piers Morgan in London, adding insight into the energy she brought to Saturday's final from the All England Club:
"Piers I really wanted it, more than anything. I wanted to be out there," says the woman who beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in straight sets. "When I walked out there I thought, 'I love gold. It's my favorite color. Let me get gold. I don't want to get silver, let me get gold, this is what I want.'"
In ousting Sharapova 6-0, 6-1, the 30-year-old finally collects the one conspicuously absent piece of hardware from her Hall of Fame mantle, proudly representing her country in the process: FULL POST
Coming up tonight at 9 p.m., Piers Morgan sits down with swimmer Ryan Lochte, approaching his interview with the recently-minted 28-year-old in a way that only he can.
Joined in London by the man who recently collected five medals – including two golds – the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host is more interested in diamonds:
"I want to see the grill. Where’s this famous thing you’ve got?," asks Morgan, referencing the now iconic jeweled mouthpiece which features an American flag design.
As Lochte removes the bite-sized bling from his pocket, Morgan surmises "You love this, don’t you?"
Celebrating his birthday Friday, Lochte quickly agrees: "Oh I do. I love it."
Seated next to his Olympic champion son, Steve Lochte admits to being on board with all things bedazzled, noting, "I love it...It’s style."
And with that, Morgan dives in, popping the grill in his own mouth, choosing humor over hygiene: FULL POST
Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" touches gloves, and comes out fighting, welcoming a pair of former undisputed world heavyweight champions to the program, for an insightful and entertaining two on one primetime interview.
Seated within reaching distance of Piers Morgan, longtime rivals Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield share details of their epic battles between the ropes:
"With me, it's never personal. It's a job, and I truly believe that we both have the right to be the very best that we can," says Holyfield, who twice fought Lewis in 1999, the first fight ending in a draw. "I train, he train, we get into who's the best that night. And then, when that night is over, I'm like 'brush it off.'"
For Lewis, the two 12 round matches against Holyfield were over with their respective final bells:
"We solved that all in the ring. We're obviously competitors, and we both feel that we're the best. And we step into the ring to prove it," says the 46-year-old London-native, who won the second bout by unanimous decision. "In the ring, we're trying to kill each other. I'm trying to knock him out, he's trying to knock me out. But afterwards, it's like, okay, we realize the sacrifice it takes just to be in the ring. We realize what we've gone through, and then, we leave it all in the ring."
In addition to their professional records, which include a combined 85 wins, as well as Olympic experiences (Holyfield won bronze in 1984, Lennox won gold in 1988,) the two warriors share an additional common bond, as each count Mike Tyson's teethmarks as battle scars: FULL POST
On Wednesday, four-time gold medalist Michael Johnson stopped by the "Piers Morgan Tonight" Olympic set in London and talked about "the chicken nugget eating, arrow firing, charismatic Jamaican" running talent, Usain Bolt.
"His style is not that great actually, which is amazing," said Johnson about Bolt's running style. "Because if he were, just imagine what he could run. He could run faster than his 9.58."
Johnson still insists that Bolt remains the front runner in the 100 meters. "You got to remember, he ran 9.58 to win the world championships," said Johnson. "That's his world record. So he's almost two tenths of a second faster than anyone else in the field. So he doesn't have to be at 100 percent."
Former Olympian and chairman of the 2012 London Olympics Sebastian Coe was also on the program and discussed Michael Phelps' 19th medal win, making Phelps the most decorated Olympian in history. Coe noted that although Phelps' achievement made him "certainly the most successful and prolific medal winner," he wasn't necessarily "the greatest", pointing out the statistical difference between winning medals in track and field and in swimming. FULL POST
Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes one of the most revered Olympic athletes of all time – four-time gold medal winning diver Greg Louganis – for an honest and revealing sit down interview.
Joining Piers Morgan face to face in London, the three-time Olympian opens up about testing positive for HIV more than two decades ago, and the fears that subsequently followed:
"Back in 1988 when I was diagnosed with HIV, we thought of HIV as a death sentence," he shares. "Honestly, I didn't think that I'd see 30." Now 52 years old, Louganis is at the 2012 Games serving as a mentor to the US diving team, his first visit to the Summer Olympics in 16 years.
On the heels of the recent controversy surrounding restaurant chain Chick-fil-A's support of the traditional family unit, Morgan asks for his guest's perspective: FULL POST
Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Olympian Kim Rhode for an insightful and candid conversation that comes amidst remarkable achievement in her particular discipline, double trap and skeet shooting.
Joining Piers Morgan in London, on the heels of a world record-tying performance, the guest is asked to share her unique perspective on the recent shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, CO:
"As someone who's a professional marksman," begins Morgan, "what do you think about the whole debate that's raging again about gun control and so on?"
A five-time Olympic medal winner and six-time national champion, Rhode sees no comparison between her craft, and the movie theater massacre of July 20th:
"I think it's really sad, too, that the news gets those lines blurred between the news and the sport," says the 33-year-old. "Really, the sport of shooting is about responsibility, discipline, focus. And that's really what we represent here at the Olympics."
Having won her first world championship title at the age of 13, Rhode grew up around shooting, seeing it as an activity of virtue, and integrity: FULL POST