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January 10th, 2014
01:52 PM ET

Piers Morgan on a Flywheel, with a live, studio audience looking on

As a fitting close to our hour-long tribute to all things weight loss, coming up at 9 fitness instructor and Flywheel co-founder Ruth Zukerman puts Piers Morgan through his paces, while a live studio audience giggles along.

“So, this is like a bike, right?” asks Morgan, clearly a stranger to physical exercise of any kind.

Zukerman, who has been a fitness instructor for more than 20 years, came up with the idea for the technology-added performance bikes in 2010, which allows the student to work smartly and effectively at a pace suited to their needs and abilities.

Clad in shirtsleeves sans tie, Morgan gives it a try, as Zuckerman shows him how to amp up the resistance: FULL POST

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January 10th, 2014
01:08 PM ET

Tonight at 9: Packing on the pounds on purpose, Piers Morgan and a stripper's butt, and the secret of Barry's Bootcamp

On the heels of the recent holiday splurge, on Friday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomes a live studio audience, and a parade of diet experts, foodies and personal trainers, as part of an hour-long special entitled “Losing It: America’s Fat Obsession.”

With healthy eating, cooking, and living serving as the program's pillars, Piers Morgan is joined by a man he describes as “super fit, [with] rock hard muscles, and very lean,” and asks him to explain why he intentionally gained 70 pounds.

“I thought…I need a different perspective,” says Drew Manning, who is a fitness trainer and author of the book, “Fit2Fat2Fit.” “I never struggled with my weight.“

Manning chronicles his dramatic gain, and then loss of 70 pounds, in his book, in the process searching for a better way to relate to his clients:

“Becoming overweight gave me a better understanding...versus that trainer with the six-pack….the typical type of trainer,” he says.

While many people struggle to keep the weight off, Manning spent months eating all the wrong things, and doing no exercise, in an effort to understand what it's like to live life as an overweight person, in the process giving his followers hope and inspiration. Surprisingly, it was the not physical change that had the greatest impact on Manning, but how being overweight made him feel:

“The biggest things I learned was more so on the mental and emotional side. Physically, I knew I was getting the man boobs and the love handles….But it really did affect my relationship even with my wife," he reveals. "It affected me as a dad, it affected my personality, and that's a scary thing because diet affects you more than just your weight. It affects you so much more psychologically than you think.”

Referencing societal pressure to be thin, Morgan wonders if Manning sensed any difference interacting in the world as a fat person, versus being one who was fit:

“I think some people looked at me differently, I could see the stares at the grocery store loading up my cart with soda and cereal…but no one was really mean,” says the fit-again instructor. “But I felt like, from my perspective, people were staring at me more, so my self-esteem, my confidence levels, took a hit the bigger I got. So that's the hard part to deal – was my self-esteem being out in public, or getting out of the shower, covering up in front of my wife.”

  • Piers Morgan and the butt of a 22-year-old stripper

As part of an hour-long program dedicated to weight-loss, healthy eating, fitness, and exercise, on tonight "Piers Morgan Live" welcomes Tracy Anderson, asking the celebrity trainer to reveal the secrets to dropping unwanted pounds after giving birth.

"Every time I see one of these celebrities having a baby, within about three months they look like a stick insect again, and it always says 'as reshaped and retrained by Tracy Anderson,'" notes Piers Morgan. "What you do to these poor women?"

Laughing, Anderson explains her hardly complicated philosophy:

"You know what, I support them. I support them, I tell them the truth, and I give them the tools to actually get the results that they hope to get out of their hard work," says Anderson. "As women, we're doing a lot in this world to support a lot of people. And if we want to look like our best versions of ourselves and feel comfortable in our own skin, we deserve that."

Having heard that Anderson has a history of guiding her clients towards obtaining the derrière of an exotic dancer, Morgan wants in:

"Gwyneth Paltrow said that you've given her a 22-year-old stripper's butt," declares the host. "You performed miracles on these celebrities. If ever I have the time, I will come and be beasted by you myself and get myself a 22-year-old stripper's butt, which should be quite something."

According to the guest, such a phenomenon may not be so far-fetched:

"I am launching a men's program."

  • The man behind "Barry's Bootcamp"

This evening Piers Morgan hosts “Losing It: America’s Fat Obsession,” an hour-long special geared toward the nation's obesity epidemic, with an emphasis on exercise, and diet.

As part of a segment he nicknamed "The Trilogy of Torturers," Morgan asks the creator of "Barry's Bootcamp" to explain how his famed workout bests others:

"Good question. It's, you know, it's running and weights," says Barry Jay. "It's very basic training, and it's put in a group atmosphere, where you have the camaraderie and support and the encouragement to push and be pushed really hard."

As for those looking to truly redefine their body, Jay insisted that pumping both iron, and your legs, is the key to success:

"Can you get properly fit by...either just doing weights, or just doing running. Is the best combination, both," asks the host.

The guests response was quick, and emphatic:

"Both. The combination is really the winning combo. there."

Tune in to CNN at 9 for the full hour entitled "Losing It: America’s Fat Obsession."
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December 4th, 2013
07:15 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Packing on the pounds on purpose, Piers Morgan and a stripper's butt, and the secret of Barry's Bootcamp

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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December 3rd, 2013
08:50 PM ET

Piers Morgan on a Flywheel, with a live, studio audience looking on

As a fitting close to our hour-long tribute to all things weight loss, coming up at 9 fitness instructor and Flywheel co-founder Ruth Zukerman puts Piers Morgan through his paces, while a live studio audience giggles along.

“So, this is like a bike, right?” asks Morgan, clearly a stranger to physical exercise of any kind.

Zukerman, who has been a fitness instructor for more than 20 years, came up with the idea for the technology-added performance bikes in 2010, which allows the student to work smartly and effectively at a pace suited to their needs and abilities.

Clad in shirtsleeves sans tie, Morgan gives it a try, as Zuckerman shows him how to amp up the resistance: FULL POST

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December 3rd, 2013
01:37 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Judy Smith on Alec Baldwin and social media

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 19th, 2013
09:06 PM ET

Richard Dreyfuss on his bi-polar disorder: "I was the person, who when he talked, he would get up loud, faster, loud faster, loud faster..."

Coming up tonight at 9, Richard Dreyfuss joins "Piers Morgan Live" for his first interview on the primetime program, during which the actor reveals details of the bi-polar disorder he's been dealing with for nearly his entire life.

An Academy Award winner known for his roles in such classic films as "Jaws," "Mr. Holland’s Opus," and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," Dreyfuss will pull up a seat in studio opposite the host, tackling such weighty matters such as Obamacare, and the NRA.

But before discussing gun control and the president's struggling Affordable Healthcare Act, the 66-year-old delved into his adolescence, and his personal struggles with mental health:

“When I was about 14, I said to my sister, ‘I wonder what would have happened to me if I had never taken any drug,’ he tells Piers Morgan. “And she said, ‘why are you asking?’ And I said, ‘well before that, before I smoked marijuana and all that, I was pretty normal.’ And she said, ‘don’t revise history, you were nuts when you were born.’" FULL POST

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November 19th, 2013
06:11 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Lisa Bloom on George Zimmerman, a Toronto reporter on Rob Ford

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. FULL POST

November 15th, 2013
07:21 PM ET

Nick Cannon on Barack Obama: “He signed on with the best intentions"

Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan welcomes actor, comedian, musician, businessman, and former “America’s Got Talent” co-hort Nick Cannon to join him in studio for an interview as wide-ranging as the guests own endeavors.

Cannon is currently hosting "America's Got Talent" and this weekend's upcoming "TeenNick" HALO awards, but also has a new album out entitled “White People Party Music,” as well as a new line of ties at Macy’s.

However, Morgan had more serious issues in mind, inquiring as to Cannon's stance on Obamacare.

Despite Morgan calling his program an “unmitigated disaster,” Cannon – who sang at the president’s inauguration – was quick to offer his continued support:

“When he was elected, he signed on with the best intentions. I mean when you think about giving ... everyone in America free health care, that idea is amazing," Cannon noted. "When you dig deep into it, you find out it's a lot more difficult than that. And - I wish one day we can have that, and I feel like we'll work to that. But because there are so many things, and so many others that don't want us to have that ... there's been a lot of glitches."

Citing Obama’s lowest-ever approval ratings ever, Morgan asked Cannon what he would say to the president to help him reignite faith during the latter part of his tenure:

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November 15th, 2013
01:09 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": An eyewitness to the murders of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's legacy, and Kerry Kennedy on guns

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 8th, 2013
03:03 PM ET

William Shatner on Obamacare: "Ponder the mystery..."

Attention all Trekkies! Coming up tonight at 9, Piers Morgan welcomes actor, author, director and musician William Shatner to his studio for a wide-ranging conversation. The iconic actor, best known for his roles as Captain Kirk on the legendary TV series “Star Trek” and more recently as Denny Crane on “Boston Legal,” is here to promote his latest music project, “Ponder the Mystery.” However, he weighed in on some news topics as well.

“Why have you never become an American citizen,” Morgan asks Shatner, who has lived in the U.S. through the last 11 administrations while maintaining his Canadian citizenship. Shatner joked “all those lines I had to learn ... I had to memorize stuff.”

On a serious note he adds, “I’m sort of proud of the idea that I’m Canadian ... We contribute a lot to the American culture. And we’re part of the American culture, although we’re uniquely Canadian.”

Moving on to Obamacare, Morgan asks Shatner his thoughts about the program. “Ponder the mystery of Obamacare,” encourages Shatner FULL POST

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