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Tonight, Piers Morgan invites Jack Hanna to the program to discuss the recent influx of reports regarding animal attacks in the U.S., including a Florida teenager who lost part of his arm in an alligator attack.
Hanna's advice when encountering a wild animal is counter intuitive but very important: "Do not run. People - young people have to understand this," warns Hanna.
"They [wild animals] relate man to food," explains Hanna. "If people feed the gators, then the gator relates that person to food. If you leave your picnics in Montana or Idaho, wherever you're hiking in Arizona, or whatever state has black bears or grizzlies, you leave a food there at the picnic place, they're going to come back."
Hanna also provides insight as to why these alligator and crocodile attacks are more prevalent right now during breeding season: FULL POST
On "Piers Morgan Tonight" Friday, guest host Wolf Blitzer sat down with prestigious author Robin Wright and former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Marc Ginsberg to discuss the building protests and rising anti-American sentiment in the Middle East.
Wright spoke fondly of the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, saying Stevens was able to diffuse even the tensest of situations:
“Once when he was based in Jerusalem ... he was in the middle of the second intifada and a time of real tensions,” Wright explained, citing bombings by Palestinians in Israeli bus stations and Israeli raids on villages as indicators of the stress in the region. “He and a colleague went out in the middle of a rare snowstorm in Jerusalem and started lobbing snowballs at each other. And the Israelis and Palestinians on both sides of the divide got involved and it was a moment that broke what was one of the tensest times in relations.”
Blitzer continued the conversation on the protests in the Mideast, asking Former Ambassador Marc Ginsberg if it was time to get the roughly 750 Americans soldiers out of Sinai. Ginsberg, the President of Layalina Arab TV, noted that the real problem stemmed from the power of these radicals. FULL POST
The Olympics are in full swing and Piers Morgan is reporting from the epicenter of all the excitement—London. Tonight at 9PM, the host is joined by Sir Steven Redgrave, the five time Olympic gold medalist in rowing. The athlete, who was awarded knighthood in 2001, says the medals have impacted everything in his life:
“Without the medals, you wouldn’t get all the other honors that come along with it. So, if I won no Olympic gold medals, I wouldn’t have been anywhere near this place,” Sir Redgrave explains to Morgan laughingly. “Nobody would be inviting me anywhere; you wouldn’t want to be speaking to me.”
Sir Redgrave retired after his last Olympic Gold in Sydney in 2000. Seen by many as the best rower in the world, Redgrave says he did not know much about the sport when he was younger. FULL POST
On Monday, Piers Morgan welcomed attorney Alan Dershowitz and author John Lott Jr. for a lively and emotional gun control debate that came in the aftermath of Friday's deadly shooting in Aurora, CO.
As the nation mourns the loss of 12 lives, the famed Harvard law professor pressed for stricter firearm legislation, dismissing claims that guns can have a positive impact on society:
“There’s no evidence that I’m aware of that guns protect liberty. There’s no evidence that I’m aware of that guns reduce crime,” bellowed Dershowitz, who openly supports repealing the Second Amendment. “The likelihood that somebody in the family will be killed if there’s a gun in the house is much higher than that the person will use the gun to protect his family.”
Lott, who has held research positions at some of the country’s greatest institutions, fired back: “You’re not a statistician.”
He was interrupted, however, as Dershowitz called his research “junk science…paid for by the National Rifle Association."
Enraged by this accusation, the author of the controversial book “More Guns, Less Violence” implored Dershowitz to revoke his statement: FULL POST
Tonight at 9 p.m. Piers Morgan is invited inside the Supreme Court for a rare and candid visit with Justice Antonin Scalia.
In an exclusive interview from Washington, D.C., the Court's longest-serving justice touches upon topics ranging from religion to politics, explaining the thinking which allows him to arrive at his legal decisions.
The "Piers Morgan Tonight" host asks the self-described textualist if he believes Founding Father Thomas Jefferson would deem today's excessive political contributions to be abusive, and against the fundamental tenants of the Constitution:
“No, I think Thomas Jefferson would have said the more speech, the better,” quips Scalia, referring to the first amendment. “That’s what the first amendment is all about. So long as the people know where the speech is coming from.”
When Morgan clarifies, insisting his question refers not to speech, but instead to campaign financing and SuperPACS, Scalia surmises that the line is blurred: FULL POST
Tonight Piers Morgan sits down with funnyman and notorious bad boy, Russell Brand to talk sex, comedy and Brand’s latest television endeavor.
The host asks brand how he is managing his infamous tempter lately. Brand quips:
“Pretty good," Brand says. "For the first time in my life I spend more time meditating and doing yoga than I do having sex.” The ladies’ man is quick to add, “That’s only because I do a hell-of-a-lot of yoga. And they’re still neck and neck!”
The two then turn to Brand’s new project, BrandX —a new show on FX highlighting Brand's unfiltered viewpoint on current events and popular culture. FULL POST
In the wake of his highly publicized and provocative interview with actor Robert Blake, last night Piers Morgan continued to conversation. The host sat down with the former lawyer of the "Baretta" star to discuss the mental state of his one-time client. Tom Mesereau briefly defended Blake when he was tried for the 2001 murder of his wife before the attorney and actor parted ways.
Morgan played Mesereau a clip from the contentious interview, where Blake said "I think I'm sort of a mutation, or a sub-species" when questioned about his sanity.
The host asked Mesereau if he ever questioned his client's sanity while representing him. Mesereau defended Blake:
"No, I didn't," Mesereau stated matter-of-factly. He went on to explain "I mean, he was troubled, he was hurt, he'd been through 11 months in Los Angeles county jail– much of it in isolation. Terrible food, terrible conditions– you can't sleep, you can't get the medication you need. He was at an advanced age, he was wrongfully accused– I don't blame him for being terribly upset, but I never questioned his sanity."
Since the interview many viewers have weighed in on the erratic behavior of the irate entertainer– saying his behavior was all an act. Morgan took this question to his lawyer: FULL POST
Last night Piers Morgan conducted a candid and at times combative interview with actor Robert Blake. Blake, who starred in “Baretta” and “In Cold Blood” recently released his memoir, “Tales of a Rascal,” but the conversation quickly turned to his murdered wife.
The former star, who was tried and acquitted for Bonny Lee Bakley's 2001 murder, became pugnacious when the host attempted to discuss the night of her death.
“What the hell are you doing?” Blake shouted.
Morgan attempted to assuage the actor by taking out his ear piece and assuring him there was no one coaching him to ask certain questions- an accusation Blake had earlier hurled at him.
“There is nobody talking to me,” Morgan said holding up his ear piece. “These are my questions for you.”
However the entertainer remained irate— not answering the question and ordering Morgan to instead tell him the events of the night. After the host reviewed a few of the details leading up to her murder, Blake and Morgan engaged in a bizarre and heated dialogue.
“Well, it sounds boring as hell, but go ahead,” Blake said bluntly.
“I don't think it's boring,” Morgan asserted. “Your wife got murdered.”
Blake then said that it was the questions themselves that were boring and people didn’t care.
The host replied that Blake had come on the show to promote the story of his life and this was probably the most significant part of his life. Blake again responded shockingly: FULL POST
Tonight at 9 PM, Piers Morgan goes toe-to-toe with actor Robert Blake in a sizzling exclusive interview centered around his new memoir, “Tales of a Rascal: What I did for Love.” The former star of “Baretta” and “In Cold Blood” was famously arrested for the murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, and later acquitted.
When the host asked Blake what his relationship was like with his betrothed before her death, the actor gave a stoic response:
“My relationship with her was not bad. I felt sorry for her sometimes because God never gave her that little piece of sunshine that he gave me,” Blake explained. “All the times I could have been dead and should have been dead and would have been dead. But God always said, no, here's the sidewalk, little boy. Go out there and dance and they'll throw money.”
However, pity and love are not synonymous, Blake later revealed: FULL POST
Coming up at 9pm on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Piers Morgan sits down for a heated and exclusive interview with Robert Blake. The former star of “Baretta” and “In Cold Blood” is out with his own memoir detailing the successes and failures of both his acting career and his personal life.
Blake was arrested in 2002, almost a year after the murder of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley—a charge for which he was acquitted of in 2005. When Morgan said he wasn’t sure if the actor was telling the truth about the events surrounding her death, Blake and the host had a fiery exchange: FULL POST