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November 27th, 2013
11:55 AM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": A close look inside Hollywood

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

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November 26th, 2013
10:38 PM ET

Michael Welner on influential media violence: "Killers used to be presented as monsters, and now they are ... presented as people we can relate to"

On a day which saw President Barack Obama urge Hollywood's film leaders to curb firearm imagery in hopes of lessening gun violence by those influenced through entertainment mediums, on Tuesday night "Piers Morgan Live" invited Dr. Michael Welner to offer his insights:

"Killers used to be presented as monsters, and now they're not only presented as people we can relate to like Tony Soprano, but people – if you look at a series like "Breaking Bad" – that you root for, you root for them to kill," he told Piers Morgan. "You root for them to get away with, and culturally what it does is it engenders an idea that bad is good, and good is bad, and the idea of a banality of killing. Now, when you combine that in the developing adolescent who is saturated with violent and violent imagery and has the escapism of video games ... it's time for a little honesty." FULL POST

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September 24th, 2013
11:16 PM ET

Piers Morgan interviews two Virginia seventh graders suspended for using pellet guns

With perspective weapons legislation continuing to divide the nation, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" shared the story of two Virginia seventh graders who have been uniquely impacted by the intense scrutiny surrounding America's gun debate.

Aidan Clark and Khalid Caraballo were each served long-term suspension for shooting pellet guns, despite the fact that their target practice took place on private property.

"I'm just appalled that they enforce bullying and here they are, attacking my son. I couldn't even believe [it,]" said Solangel Caraballo, Khalid's mother, as part of Tuesday's live interview. "I'm aware that my son has had some incidents, but that doesn't mean he deserves this harsh punishment. He deserves to go to school."

According to Tim Clark, Aiden's father, the two boys were engaged in an innocuous activity amongst their peers, with no intent to hurt anyone, and no idea they were violating any school policies: FULL POST

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August 27th, 2013
02:22 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Can bulletproof whiteboards save lives? Hardwire's latest invention and Ben Furguson’s reaction

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August 22nd, 2013
12:13 AM ET

Piers Morgan airs 911 of Georgia bookkeeper convincing gun-wielding man to surrender without incident

On Tuesday, an armed 20-year-old, who admitted to being mentally unstable, opened fire with an assault weapon inside of a Georgia elementary school. Despite a situation which authorities agreed could easily have been the next Sandy Hook, no one was hurt, a reality thanks in large part to Antoinette Tuff.

The bookkeeper at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy just outside Atlanta, Tuff was caught in a room with the shooter – Michael Brandon Hill – and convinced him to surrender all while staying on the phone with authorities.

On Wednesday evening, CNN obtained a copy of the 911 call made by Tuff, and Piers Morgan aired it in its entirety, praising the Georgia woman for her extraordinary courage.

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August 21st, 2013
10:27 PM ET

Ray Kelly on gun incidents in Okla. and Ga.: "We have as many as 300 million guns in this country...you're going to see events like this"

With gun crime back into the news cycle this week following incidents in Oklahoma and Georgia, on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" asked Ray Kelly to share his informed perspective and expert insight as part of a primetime interview.

Five days since a trio of teenagers shot and killed an aspiring Australian baseball player, allegedly purely out of boredom, the commissioner of the NYPD spoke about the event specifically, and more generally, about the growing firearm issue nationwide:

"It's horrific, no question about it, and I think it just underscores the fact that there's way too many guns abroad in America," said Kelly. "We have as many as 300 million guns in this country, and it's just an incredible number. Unfortunately, you're going to see events like this take place when you have that number of weapons. We think that we're in need of sensible gun laws, federal laws."

On Tuesday, four days after the murder of Christopher Lane, rogue gunman Michael Brandon Hill opened fire inside a Georgia elementary school. Fortunately, he surrendered to authorities before anyone was injured, but according to Kelly, the incident only serves to emphasize the need to monitor those with access to weapons, especially in relation to growing instances of guns landing in the hands of individuals battling various psychological disorders: FULL POST

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April 17th, 2013
10:33 PM ET

Carlee Soto on the Senate's decision to vote down the background check bill: "I'm disgusted and so disappointed in our Senate"

On Wednesday afternoon as the Senate rejected a compromise plan to expand gun background checks, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Carlee Soto who voiced her opinion on the decision.

Soto, whose older sister Victoria perished as part of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 expressed her disappointment with the vote, saying she was "disgusted and so disappointed in our Senate."

"If they were to lose a loved one to a horrific tragedy like we did, they would feel the same way and I don't wish upon anyone but if they had to bury their loved ones they would feel the same way I do," said Soto.
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April 12th, 2013
03:15 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Texting with Tony Bennett; Nick Kristof on a nuclear North Korea

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April 11th, 2013
03:10 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Casey switches sides, high school senior invents gun shield, Gayle Trotter makes Morgan go "mad"

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April 10th, 2013
10:17 PM ET

Carlee Soto on her sister, who died at Sandy Hook: "I picked out my own sister's casket, I picked out what my sister will be buried in"

On a day which saw a pair of U.S. senators from opposite sides of the aisle join forces in the spirit of forming a bipartisan deal to curtain gun violence, this evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Carlee Soto for a heartbreaking, honest interview.

Carlee Soto's older sister Victoria perished as part of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 and speaking live, surrounded by a studio audience, the late teacher's younger sibling described her personal experience in vivid detail:

"I'm 20 years old. My sister was 27 years old. I picked out my own sister's casket, I picked out what my sister will be buried in. I had to do that. No one should ever have to do that," said Soto, as tears welled in her eyes.

As politicians and activists alike descend upon Washington, D.C. Thursday, the topic of background checks for gun purchases will be heavily, and emotionally debated. Soto surmised that had anyone been in her position, such a question would be significantly less complicated: FULL POST

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