On Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed heroic teacher Suzanne Haley to return to the program with a heartwarming update to the story she first shared on Tuesday night. A Special Education aide from Briarwood Elementary School, Haley was impaled in the leg while protecting her students during Monday's Oklahoma tornado. Initially, the single mother of two feared her insurance wouldn't cover her medical bills due to the particular hospital she was taken to. However, following her appearance with Piers Morgan, Haley got some good news:
"I received a call at 9:30 [CT] last night and was reassured that in events like this that the insurance would be covering the expenses that are going to be incurred for my stay, for surgery, for any additional rehab that I'm going to endure from this injury," she revealed to the host.
Noting the urgency of her initial situation, Haley suggested that her carrier made the appropriate right decision: FULL POST
Roughly 24 hours since first sharing her courageous and emotional story on "Piers Morgan Live," this evening Suzanne Haley returns with a heartwarming update.
During Monday's Oklahoma tornado which took the lives of two dozen people and left a trail of debris in its wake, the Special Education aide from Briarwood Elementary School was protecting a room full of students – including her own two daughters – when a piece of a desk impaled her leg. A single mom, Haley was initially concerned that insurance wouldn't cover her medical bills, as she was taken to a hospital not on her plan. However, after sharing her story live with Piers Morgan, Haley was contacted by the company who promised to cover the costs. Tonight the heroic teacher returns to the program live, sharing specific details of the conversation she had, and the relief she felt, when her insurance announced they'd be taking care of her.
Additionally, as the photo of them fleeing from Monday's twister has quickly become one of the storms most iconic images, tonight the Cobb family joins Morgan for a conversation likely to reveal the emotional impact that such a moment can have on parents and their children. FULL POST
Just hours after sharing her courageous and emotional story with Piers Morgan, heroic teacher Suzanne Haley learned that her insurance company would be covering her medical bills. A single mom, Haley was protecting a room full of students – including her own two daughters – when a piece of classroom furniture impaled her leg during Monday's Oklahoma tornado:
"The wall came in and landed right on top of us, on the desk. Initially I thought something large and heavy was just on my leg, and I was stuck," Haley told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "I couldn't move. None of us could move. We finally got to roll around and kind of get out of the way, and I asked my daughter if she could see if that was something that was just on my leg that could be lifted, that I could pull out, and she realized and screamed that it was in my leg."
Compelled to protect her students and provide calm amidst a terrifying situation, the Special Education aide from Briarwood Elementary School managed to maintain her composure, despite her own fear and pain:
Editor's note: We received word around 1:30pm ET Wednesday that Jenkins' grandparents were found alive.
On the heels of a devastating tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on the strength of winds registering more than 200 miles per hour, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Cassandra Jenkins to share her painful and emotional story.
Flanked by her family, Jenkins told Piers Morgan about her grandparents Thomas and Claudia Foutch who haven't been seen or heard from since the tornado made landfall in their town of Moore:
"We've tried to locate them at every hospital, every shelter, every Red Cross. Anything that we can possibly reach out to we have, and they are still not located," she said as part of her live interview. "They are both in their 80's. My grandmother suffers from some dementia. My grandfather has some heart trouble. We know they've been without medication now for two days which is scary in itself. We are just very, very worried."
Jenkins says her grandparents home is still standing, despite property less than a mile away having been leveled. According to witnesses, the Foutch's were seen leaving a funeral at 2:30 in the afternoon on Monday, but since that point, neither the elderly couple, nor their vehicle, has been accounted for: FULL POST
On the heels of a devastating tornado that ripped through Oklahoma with the strength of 200 miles per hour winds, this evening at 9 and midnight "Piers Morgan Live" continues its coverage of a weather event that has left at least two dozen people dead, and countless injured and displaced.
On the ground, CNN's Chris Cuomo, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Gary Tuchman will speak live with Piers Morgan, providing the latest updates and details as the town of Moore continues to dig itself out from the rubble.
Additionally, country music star – and Moore native – Toby Keith will join the program with very personal insight on his home town, its history, and how such an event might impact his community.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday the "Piers Morgan Live" host will also interview doctors and families as the show will provide a sense of context and perspective of how great the physical and emotional toll has been since the tornado first emerged on Monday. FULL POST
Following his entertaining and engaging interview with Piers Morgan (airing Friday, 9 p.m.,) sports broadcasting legend Bob Costas was gracious enough to spend some time in the show's "Green Room," sharing some humorous anecdotes, and showing off some of his patented Syracuse University pride.
Speaking exclusively with Jason Kurtz, the eight-time National Sportscaster of the Year award-winner reminisced about his early days working as an announcer, despite not officially graduating from college:
"My first salary was 11 grand a year in 1974 to call the Spirits of St. Louis of the ABA, but I did leave Syracuse prior to graduation. I don't regret the decision, much as I love the 'Cuse and I maintain a strong connection to them," Costas explained. "I thought well, a chance to not only do pro basketball, but to do it on KMOX in St. Louis, a legendary radio station, has a chance to lead to some good things. And it did. So, that's why I did what I did. Although there wasn't an immediate pot of gold." FULL POST
Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomes Bob Costas for an engaging, passionate, and entertaining hour of primetime television.
Surrounded on all sides by a full studio audience, the 60-year-old sports broadcasting legend watches with a grin as Piers Morgan plays an old video clip in which the guest interviews professional wrestling personality Vince McMahon.
"Well, here was the deal. It was completely live on HBO, no commercials," explains Costas, describing the intense exchange that took place as part of his "On the Record" program. "I think the segment was scheduled for 15 minutes, but because it got so tense, they just let it keep going, 27, 28 minutes. And much of it was unrelenting tension, just like that."
During the segment, McMahon, the chairman and CEO of the WWE (then known as the WWF,) became visibly irritated with the line of questioning as presented by Costas. As such, he responded by trying to impose him significant physical presence: FULL POST
Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan invites Bob Costas to join him in studio for a wide-ranging, primetime interview that is equal parts wildly entertaining, and completely candid.
As part of an hour-long conversation conducted in front of a live audience, the man who's hosted a record nine Olympic games shares his stance on gun control and firearm legislation, offering a response to those that suggest assault weapons with high-capacity magazines are necessary as a means of self-defense:
"They always present this theoretical - 'well, what if there's not one or two invaders to my home, what if there's 10 or 12 and after I've killed the first eight or nine, I need to reload?'," quotes Costas. "Yes, let me know when that happens. And between now and when that happens, sadly, there's going to be another Aurora, there's going to be another Newtown."
Speaking from the heart, with his trademark brand of eloquence and perspective, the eight-time National Sportscaster of the Year award-winner elaborates further on his objection to the notion that increased legislation equals an infringement on one's Second Amendment rights: FULL POST
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.
On Thursday evening, Piers Morgan welcomed Jay Carney for a fascinating and wide-ranging interview that touched upon the entire breadth of the pressures currently facing the administration.
As part of this "Piers Morgan Live" web exclusive, watch both videos for the entire exchange, as the White House Press Secretary offers his insight and perspective on everything from the September 11th attacks in Benghazi, Libya to the IRS's reported targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Departments recent seizure of Associated Press phone records.