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.
As much of the nation continues to debate the polarizing topic of guns, and firearm legislation, on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Tom Arnold to share his candid perspective, and personal insight.
Having grown up "hunting with my grandpa," and citing it as "one of the best experiences of my life," the actor and comedian says there's a vast difference between sport and unregulated killing:
"We didn't see anybody out there with military-style assault weapons. And that's where you draw the line because those guys - you know, if I was out hunting tomorrow and a guy - some kid shows up with one of those guns, we'd freak out," Arnold told Piers Morgan. "That's not part of sport or part of the culture. You know, they're posers. If they want to be in the military join the freaking military. You can't dress up like a military guy and put on a Purple Heart and walk around, and act like you're in the military."
Referencing AR-15's, the specific type of weapon used in several of the recent mass killing episodes, the 53-year-old Iowa native describes what he sees as their specific designation:
"It's those crazy people that need to blow up meat," says Arnold, of those with military-style assault weapons. "That's all those guns do is explode meat. They're not for hunting. There's not for any other purpose."
Also on Wednesday's program, Morgan welcomed Joseph Jackson for a rare, exclusive face to face interview.
The musician and talent manager often described as being the patriarch of the famed Jackson family, Joseph spoke candidly about two of his grandchildren, the two left behind by his most famous child, Michael:
Coming up tonight at 9, Piers Morgan invites Tony Robbins back to the program, as the best-selling author and legendary peak performance strategist shares his patented blend of positivity and mental strength.
Addressing such issues as trauma and stress in one's life, Robbins says the fundamental tenant is to understand that everything begins within one's mind:
"First of all, I want to make one thing clear: The quality of your life is the quality of where you live emotionally," he tells the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "But we all have a home. Angry people find a way to get angry even if their life doesn’t have anything to be angry about. We can always find it. Sad people find a way to be sad. Caring people find a way to care for other people. So one thing to identify is where are you living? What’s your home? What’s your habit? And then the way to change it."
Telling the tale of days in which he found himself homeless, the 52-year-old self-help guru reveals the ways in which he found the strength to persevere, and prosper: FULL POST
Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan invites Tony Robbins to join him in studio, for a full program dedicated to the guest's trademark brand of positive thinking and goal-oriented achievement.
Seated across from the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host, part of tonight's episode sees Robbins share his perspective and insight with Nick Walczak, one of five students who was shot as part of the February 27, 2012 incident at Chardon High School in Ohio.
Three of Walczak's fellow classmates died as a result of the shooting, while he remains confined to a wheelchair. Addressing the challenge of responding to such an emotional ordeal with long-lasting ramifications, Robbins notes the value in hearing from others who've faced similar circumstances: