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January 18th, 2011
09:29 PM ET

Howard Stern slams Jay Leno's viewers: "America must be filled with morons"

Howard Stern has been solidly Team Conan since the drama at NBC's late night shows took place last year. During his interview on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Stern expanded on his dislike for the host – and his dismay at those who watch Leno's show.

As he told Piers Morgan, "I won't do [his show] again."

Stern is also staunchly Team Letterman. "I don't know why he's beaten David Letterman in the ratings," said Stern. "It's beyond my comprehension. America must be filled with morons, who at night lay in bed, the ones that are watching him, must be in a coma."

Check back for more clips from the Stern show. And coming tomorrow – Dr. Condoleezza Rice, like you've never seen her interviewed.

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  1. Wishbone

    Piers, you have these great guests like Howard stern. You ask all these questions and interrupt your guests before they finish answering. Let them finish. Your questions are ok. Your listeners dont want to hear you cut your guests off before they finish a thought. We dont care about your personal anecdotes. This show can't last with such poor interviewing manners.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Deemarie

      I agree with WISHBONE. Stop interrupting. Please

      January 21, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • nick2

      Hate to disagree but I watched every move that Piers made to try and wrest control back to himself. It was a master class given by Stern. Kudos however to Piers for having the guts to try

      January 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nick

      Horrible show! go back home to your own country! I didnt like you on The Aprentice and i dont like you now... Howard Stern is right you are garbage!

      February 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • duh

        Must be one of the Morons.

        June 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jacob Burnside

      Great point Gizzard! Oops I mean Wishbone LMAO. Apologies, i couldn't resist...but in all seriousness, the way Piers operates is the reason I watch the show! Would YOU have the balls to interrupt EVERY famous person you've ever had a conversation with? That being said, how many famous people have you had conversations with?? Well Piers does it every day with everyone he interviews cuz he DGAF – It's HIS show!! Which makes him a BAMF!! I rest my case =D

      February 2, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jacob Burnside

        oh and BTW, I agree with Stern cuz he's a BAMF as well...I say a Leno fan = a MOOFIS (Moron + Dufus) yeah I totally just made that up, isn't even on urban dictionary yet XD

        February 2, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. mike love

    Great Interview, wish it was longer...... Great job Piers

    January 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Justin Mendygral

    Great show far. I'm 40 minutes in and couldn't help but leave a comment already. The Howard Stern interview is great. Great questions and you let Howard talk! People cutting the interviewee off can be very annoying. Hope you keep the momentum up!

    January 18, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Rose

    CNN has lowered their standard by hiring Piers Morgan. He is not an intellect, and does not even attempt to rise to that level. Instead of asking the size of Howard Stern's P..., perhaps he could have asked questions about his career, upbringing, role model, etc. Piers Morgan is trying desperately to get good ratings, and he is failing fast.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Baba-Booey

      To the poster re: "intellect"... What? As opposed to Larry King? The guy who perpetually admitted doing NO research on his guests then profoundly asking: "What makes you, you?" GIVE ME AN INTELLECTUAL BREAK!

      January 26, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Baba-Booey

      FYI... It was Stern who brought up the paltry size of his junk – Couldn't you guess?

      January 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Cheryl

    Cheers Piers!

    Great move having Howard on your second show....he's the best and I am thrilled to have had an entire hour to listen to him....HAIL THE KING OF ALL MEDIA.....!

    January 18, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Joanne Charles

    The only Moron's are the one's listening to Howard Sterns show. His ego is out of control. Shame on CNN for giving Howard one hour to talk about himself and his private parts. Piers Morgan needs to keep his ego in check too.
    CNN should've given Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta or Aaron Brown or Joy Behar the hour. We want intelligent news, not shock jock stuff.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jim

      I know this is old but I hope you know you suck.

      February 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Sally Lechich

    I absolutely loved Piers Morgan Tonite interview with Howard Stern, since the HONESTY of Howard blew me away...I have never heard anyone tell the truth so well about the difference between Jay Leno and David Letterman....he said that Jay wasn't even good enuf to wash David Letterman's feet and that everyone copies Letterman which I always thought was true.

    Loved it...thank u Piers for interviewing the enigmatic Stern. Amen.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. brenda blackburn

    Not good CNN....this guy Pierce is not a good replacement for "Larry!" I think Howard would have been a better selection. Sorry guys..........I give him 3 months tops!!!

    January 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. angryviewer

    Yawn. You;re clueless. The only person who learned something new or fascinating about Howard was you, Piers. Anyone who has listened to Howard over any part of the past 20 years knows way more than what you think you gleaned. Howard played you so well, knowing you were looking for controversy and sound bites. You owe Howard big time for his coming on your snorefest, cramfest and egofest; any high ratings for tonight are from Howard's fans. As Howard pointed out, once you use up your quid pro quo, you'll soon be interviewing Scott Baio and getting real numbers.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. John McCredie

    I'm a huge Howard Stern fan and I'm pulling my hair out. I've never heard such an awful interview.
    He cuts Howard off, changes topics and asks uninteresting dum questions. Get Larry Back IMMEDIATELY !

    January 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. moetheshmoe

    I wish Piers would learn when to shut up and let the person he's interviewing speak. He keeps cutting off Howard off and it's so annoying, there's a reason why you have these people on your show, it's to hear what they have to say, not for you to interrupt and babble just to hear yourself talk.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Santan

    I am so grateful that CNN has decided to promote a talk show that is not so scripted. This is the first night that I have watched Piers Morgan and how refreshing it is to be able to watch a conversation between two people that sounds like the way most people speak to each other, unedited and not censored.
    I am unfamiliar with Piers Morgan and had no idea he had been a journalist for 25 years. He appears to be a good interviewer and is also confrontational without being offensive. I hope the show is successful. If this is only the second evening I cannot wait to see how the show evovles. Good job CNN.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • David

      It's Stern's interview! CNN should have hired Stern!!!

      January 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JJ

        The fact that Piers made it sound like it was Stern's interview is why they hired Piers for the job, and not Stern.

        January 19, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
      • Bob From Pittsburgh

        au contraire mon frere...

        The show is ""NOT"" live and is heavily edited.. Boring if you ask me..!!!

        January 19, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
      • George Albinus

        Yes, Howard Sterns is evidence that America is filled with morons.

        January 19, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Froezen Gray

      Couldn't agree with this sentiment more.

      I will add that I am a huge Larry King fan – and I bet I'm young for their demographic, at age 38 – but I thought Piers delivered a product that I never knew I needed.

      It will be fascinating to see how CNN flexes his talents across a broader range of subjects, like, say the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this September, or more investigative reporting like looking into BP and the oil spill – delicate stuff that involves both his home countries.

      January 19, 2011 at 1:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • ron walsh

      I agree with Santan..most annoying and difficult to watch prompting me to change to another program

      January 19, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • joedog

      Larry was a tired act. Piers is just silly. Howard Stern on Leno is just silly blather.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • bspurloc

      wah wah wah I hate howard stern so I am grateful I found an almost valid reason to cry about him

      January 19, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • mike chiarelli

      Agreed. It is such a refreshing change from the unwatchable Larry King. How he was so respected is beyond me. He conducted the worst interviews, which made me cringe and turn the channel. This interview showed that Piers Morgan is the real deal.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hannah

      I really like Piers Morgan. I think that he is brilliant and brings a new "spark" to television. His show is unscripted which adds a sense of authenticity and he is one of the few people that does not always show their political opinion. In addition, Howard Stern in this interview simply made the show seem much more exciting.

      January 20, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Marcy

      Out of the park w/O and PIers did so get something out of Howard however clever enough to let Howard think "perhaps" not. Pure perfection w/Condeleeza. This Brit is it! Great choice CNN. Intelligently nice w/out the usual kiss up. REFRESHINGLY fun. Keep 'em coming please.

      January 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. ltw

    Piers, you need to quit interrupting the people you are interviewing...if you would have let Howard finish his answers, they would have been much more interesting to listen to, than you interrupting and getting him on another subject! I'm sensing you are just a bit overeager right now...but calm down and relax. Loved seeing not a subscriber to sirius, so was great hearing what he had to say.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Mona

    There are some things about Stern I like but so much of it makes me sick... I am not a moron because I enjoy Jay Lenos style of comedy infinetly more than Letterman or Conan... I find them absolutely dry and humourless. To criticize people for their taste is ridiculous since one can very well say that Howard Stern is not funny at all. What you say Howard is not law and not everyone has to do what you would do to be considered correct. I guess you are a much better commedian for making fun of little people and bringing naked girls in to judge them on their appearance... or taking about the size of ur penis on tv. Now that's classy comedy that we should all look up to... the morons may just be the ones that pay to listen to Howard.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Steven

    I had hoped after last night's flat interview with Oprah Winfrey that Piers would get his act together tonight with his Howard Stern interview. I was disappointed, more than I can express. How can anyone have a boring interview with Howard Stern? How desperate can an interviewer and an interviewee be when they have to resort to discussing the size of their "manhoods"?

    January 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Cinzia

    Why did Piers Morgan cite Oprah and Obama last night as the 'most powerful man and woman in America' and then switch it to Obama and Robin (from Howard Stern's show) tonight as his prototype 'most powerful man and woman in America'... hmm, I guess he figures all of America will be amazed at his largess over the opportunities afforded African Americans today?

    January 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Jeffrey

    You're interrupting a bit too much Piers. Quit beingu so insecure and keep asking what them what they think of you. You are also running the risk of getting the label of Barbara Walters – if you were an animal who would you be. Sometimes these what would you do if you had five minutes to live are silly. Listen a bit more.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Amy

    I enjoyed watching the interview and listening to what Howard had to say; however, Piers interrupted Howard THE WHOLE TIME! Howard never got to finish what he was saying! I felt it was extremely rude, and I'll never watch Piers's show again because of it.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Linda

      Amy – watch it again and you will detect Howard had an agenda to disrespect Piers. He even said half way through the interview "Is it time to go yet?" Howard sent out vibes that he was so far above Piers. I don't understand how a female can respect Stern – just don't understand it.

      January 18, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lyle

      I agree – it was a good interview but SO many times, Piers jumped all over Howard's answers.

      January 19, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom

      You're a real drama queen.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • tcp

      WOW! Morgan interrupts Stern and you get so upset you will never watch again? I suppose that's cool considering Stern has never interrupted anyone EVER! MORON...

      January 19, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Stern doesn't shut up so anyone else can talk. If Morgan hadn't interrupted him, it wouldn't have been an interview of Stern. It would have been one question asked of Stern followed by occasional commercial breaks while Stern talked about anything and everything regardless of relevancy to the question. That's just Stern.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kady

      Amy, I completely agree! Half way during the show I said out loud, Piers isn't letting Howard speak! He interrupted almost every time Howard tried to answer a question. At one point you can notice Howard got upset about constantly being cut off.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • HHC

      Amy, that's because he doesn't say anything worth hearing.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cheryl

      EXACTLY! I couldn't stand watching Piers ask Howard a question and then immediately cut him off to ask another question. You didn't see Piers pull that junk with Oprah. It was like he was being timed on getting all his questions out, regardless if Howard answered them or not. Pier's interviewing technique sucked. I didn't feel that he was actually listening to his guest.

      January 19, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin

      I am not pleased with the show at all!. I am done.

      January 19, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • James

      I agree – too much interruption. I didn't tune in to hear Piers.

      January 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Deb

      Funny. Howard really thought Piers did an A1 job. He thoroughly enjoyed the interview and said Piers is top notch. Someone did mention the interuptions and Howard said it's the way the show was edited.

      January 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Amy

      It was all in the editing...

      According to Howard and Robin, Piers didn't interrupt Howard at all during the actual interview. For some reason, the editing depicts Piers as interrupting Howard the whole time.

      January 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Denise Montoya

    I have been a Pierce Morgan fan for a long time. I thought his 1st show w/Oprah was PHENOMINAL!!!!! Keep it up Pierce!

    January 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • linda


      January 18, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • gar

      You're a long time fan and you don't know his name.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • BigSmirk247

      Hey long time fan... His name is Piers not Pierce. That is all.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris

      Denise, I'm sure he appreciates the fact that you've been a fan for such a long time. Perhaps you'll learn to spell his name at some point?

      January 19, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • David L.

      I kind of thought the Oprah interview was a little boring, I turned it off after 20 minutes. Maybe it's because I don't particularly find Oprah that interesting, or perhaps Piers' interviewing style. After all the praise I'm reading about the show, it's worth a second viewing. That is, of course, if they interview someone I DO find interesting.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shaz

      Such a fan you got his name wrong twice.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Perilous

      Interesting. One would think as a self-described long-time fan you would know how to spell the man's name, especially as it's printed in huge letters right at the top of the page.

      Guess Howard Stern is right – this country is full of comatose morons. Then again, Oprah's popularity proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt anyway.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Adult

      I think the fact that you get Your "News" from Howard Stern and probably Jon Stewart, Bill Maher and Joy Behar is sad. They are COMEDIANS!!!! No wonder so much of the public is mis-informed. Do a little research. Most of what these people portray as news is opinion and B.S.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nick

        Adult, I'm curious to hear where you get your news from. My guess would be Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity? I can promise you that more "Real News" comes from Bill Maher's program then any of those Nuts. Howard stern is entertainment his show doesn't even pretend to be news. Jon Stewart is on a station called "Comedy Central" You should concern yourself more with what passes as journalism on the Fox right wing propaganda network.

        February 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • MN

      How is one a fan for a long time but doesn't know that his name is "Piers"? Just curious....

      January 19, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sonia

      I agree! Oprah's interview was phenominal! Stern was terrible, not the interview, the person.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brendor

      If you're that big of a fan, perhaps you should learn how to spell is name correctly....PIERS, not Pierce

      January 19, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ken

      Spell check maybe? Especially on the name of the person you say you are a huge fan of?

      January 19, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      Denise, as a long time fan of Piers, you may want to learn how to spell his name.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris

      Some fan. It's PIERS, not Pierce

      January 19, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michael

      Sounds like you are a big fan. You don't even know his name...

      January 19, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • MI Snow

      If you've been a fan for such a long time then you should know that his name is PIERS not Pierce Morgan...

      January 19, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Julie

      If you've been such a fan for a long time, then you would know that his name is spelled Piers, not Pierce.

      January 19, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  20. MKJ

    That was an excellent show! Howard is unbelievably amazing! I want a Part 2 to that interview! I wish Piers didn't try to be as confrontational though- Howard is brilliant and has been relevant for longer than just about everyone in broadcasting and deserves the credit. I am a well-educated (Masters Degree +) woman in my 30s, and I LOVE Howard I also get the majority of my news from his show. Great job snagging that interview Piers!

    January 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ET201

      Whoa – seriously? OK, you're joking. I get it now.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bob

      You get your NEWS from Stern? Tht's the problem with our country.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • susintx

      This is in reply to the "intelligent woman in her 30's w/an advanced degree"...really?? You use Howard Stern as you main source of news? That's frightening. Have you heard of BBC, the internet, CNN, MSNBC, to name just a few? Howard Stern, the source to go to for news??? Good thing that you have that advanced degree. Hope it's working out for you.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • scott

      What does your education have to do with an interview, who cares that you are well educated woman. That had zero bearing on the outcome on the show.

      January 19, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  21. bored

    Who is this guy?

    January 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dalton

      Bored – Read or get out much?

      Anybody, at this point in time, who doesn't know who Piers Morgan is needs to w-a-k-e up.

      January 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. TIM muir

    THAT WAS THE Best INTERVEIW i seen on cnn . Piers Morgan is great ,cnn you have a hit

    January 18, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. listenwithopenears

    Give this gentleman a chance to be who HE IS. Larry King was a long time hero. Mr. Morgan has large shoes to fill. Mr. Morgan is brilliant. His choice of guest will prove thus...

    January 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Geri

    If Piers Morgan thinks Howard Stern is the kind of guest that will draw and keep viewers then he is not long for the CNN network. Some relevancy please.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. cindy h

    Two thumbs down for Mr. Morgan! He is a poor replacement for Larry King. Howard Stern could barely get a word in edgewise for the guy running his mouth!! We tuned in to hear Howard!!

    January 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Dona Daniel

    Piers Morgan- I've watch both shows this week and I must tell you something very important. You have a tendency to interupt your guests, especially Howard Stern. I realize you do your research and the interviews are timed but you must realize you suffer from deadline-time restrictions syndrome that makes your interviews somewhat choppy. I'll be more interested when the program is live and not taped. You also use the word "brilliant" and "genius" too much.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. MG

    From Oprah to Howard Stern in 2 days...disappointing!

    January 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • lester green

      Going from one top-tier broadcaster to another is a disappointment? How about you just be honest and say you don't like the greatest radio man in history?

      January 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • David

      did you even watch the Stern iterview?

      January 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tank

        +1. I've noticed over the years that almost every Stern-hater has never bothered to listen to his show and only hears secondhand accounts of his show.

        January 19, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • mMark

      I agree, that Oprah interview was boring.

      January 18, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Lyle

        Agreed – Oprah was junk. Nothing exciting, revealing or fun. She is a total bore. The reviews of the first show revealed it too!

        January 19, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
      • Freeman3000

        Howard is 1000 times more relevant that Oprah.

        January 19, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • U R A Moron

      Why, because you don't like Stern? Real objective opinion there, dolt.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • urfellowman

      I agree... Howard should have gone 1st. Oprah was a complete narcissistic bore. HOWARD STERN RULES!

      January 19, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Andy

      I agree, they should have started with Stern.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • sonia

      I agree. He was rude and obnoxious the first 5 min, then I watched 10 more and it never got better. Too full of himself. Can't see why people like the guy, he seems like a big jerk.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bair

      Your right, Howard should have been the first interview.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • dipper

      agreed- Oprah is very disappointing- what a total phony egomaniac.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Fred Zink

    Good show! I know have a different view of Howard Stern! It's proof that you don't know a person until they've been interviewed in an honest way. Looking forward to Condaleeza Rice interview!

    January 18, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Linda

    Last night with Oprah was quite the 'get' and turned out to be the best interview. Oprah could have been a hard nut but Piers disarmed her and charmed her into a 'straight from the heart' interview. From Oprah to Howard Stern? What were you thinking Piers? I must agree with one thing that Howard said and that is that "America must be filled with morons". True it must be if Howard Stern has that big of an audience. STERN walked in to that interview with an agenda. His agenda was to disrespect Piers Morgan and he did just that. It's ok to have controversial guests on but Stern was a mistake. Stern is far below the level that I expect from Morgan. Last night GREAT. Tonight not so much but you didn't have a chance with that idiot on.

    January 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. TataToothey

    I think the Morgan/Stern interview was very enjoyable. Mr. Morgan, I wish this was a live show so there would not be any editing. What Howard had to say was honest and being a listener of his show I know that some of the conversation was edited by CNN which is unfortunate. I hope you can go to a live show at some point so that we could all hear the real interview of whomever you have on. Best of luck with the show.

    January 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Young&Dumb

      If you switched to a live format, it would be harder to get good guest to commit to the show in fear of ruining their reputation.

      January 19, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. gerald odwyer

    I loved the Stern interview. Entertaining, funny, surprising! I liked Opra and loved the stern interview. i am recording all the interviews going forward.

    January 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. LMG

    OK Piers..I'm going to shoot it to you straight! I am a tough critic added with a touch of ADD so it is hard to keep me interested....YOU ROCKED IT! Loving you!!

    January 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. LMG

    Let me also say...The only disappointing thing I can say so far, was finding out during the Stern interview is that you are married...Darn it!

    January 18, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Leo

    I love what Howard said about Jay and what he did to Conan. Jay was bombing and NBC was going to cancel his show and he wanted his old job back. NBC was dumb enough to give it back to him and screwed Conan. Total idiotic moves on both of them. I can't stand Leno and really don't understand how people can watch him and like him.

    ps Piers, you do interrupt too much. Let the guest talk and finish their thought before interrupting....again...

    January 18, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • steve kiraly

      Leo, you're an idiot!!! Anyone who listend to Howard Stern is an idiot. How stupid for Stern to wonder why Leno beats Letterman in the ratings – IT'S BECAUSE HE'S BETTER – duh!

      January 19, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Greg

      Are you really that clueless? Both shows had failing rating...NBC had to fire one of them, and the contract they had with Leno guaranteed him a MUCH Higher "buyout" than the contract they had with Conan. It was NBC's decision to fire Conan, NOT Leno's because, quite frankly, it was cheaper for them to fire Conan. Leno had precious little to do with the decision.

      I'm personally not a fan of either, but I'm tired of hearing people like you just straight up LIE about what went on.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sisyphus

      Jay did not screw Conan. Conan's show simply did not hold the ratings. Conan screwed himself.

      January 19, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cynthia

      I'm no real fan of any of them...but I remind people that Conan bumped George Lopez. How is it that Leno is a bad guy, but Conan gets a pass for the same behavior?

      January 19, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • JThomas

      Too bad there's not an ignoramus ban on these comment boards. First of all, you Conan fans still don't get it ... HE forced Jay out ten years ago with his contract renewal demands. He wanted The Tonight Show REGARDLESS of whatever ratings Jay had at the time, which were number one. Jay never wanted to go, but he's a team player and did what NBC asked him to do.

      THEN, Conan took over and the ratings TANKED. Jay wanted the slot back because he didn't want to see The Tonight Show go in the toilet. Conan was the idiot in all of it, NBC just played along. Why do you morons continue to refuse to GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT? Must be liberals.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dieter

      Jay is better because he does more jokes. Letterman and Conan "milk" one joke over the 10 minute monologue and that gets old quickly. They keep going back to some hand gesture or other stunt again and again. Do a study on the jokes themselves I'll bet you'll find Jay does 5 times the number of actual jokes per monologue than either David or Conan. And as far as being "screwed" it was Jay who was originally screwed by NBC: He had the top rated show and was told to give it up to Conan. That's what started the whole thing. NCB gave Jay the earlier slot because they knew he would bolt and take his audience with him and the affiliates hated the new lineup and made NBC go back to the original schedule.

      January 19, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  35. lesley

    damn. i'm not a howard stern fan, but the guy could very well command my respect. just that clip alone really intrigued me. i like when guests can fire back and not hold back based on how they feel they may be perceived by an audience. that was really something. i'm meaning to see this program. yeah, seems i really need to check it out if stuff like this is occurring. nice!

    January 18, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Paul Sanchez

    Howard should have just joined I invented internet radio. TellEmSingh

    January 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply


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  38. mark from nj

    Very Refreshing! Piers is real and much needed today. Will watch going forward. Best of Luck

    January 18, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Michael Clune

    Who really gives a crap about what Howard thinks about Leno? His points were relevant but CNN leads off with this hype to capture viewers as opposed to some of his other more relevants points. I would have loved to hear (prior to the commercial) his thoughts about Obama which were edited out. Howard, whether you listen to him or not, is an icon in talk radio so his thoughts are pertinent to our society. As a very discening viewer, I thought the interview was good but wish it were live. That being said, Piers, keep up the good work-you kept me up past my bedtime (job related-not an Alzhiemers riddled geriatric)

    January 18, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. New Fan

    Excellent interview of Howard Stern! Howard is a GREAT guest and obviously a great talker but Piers kept up with him with some terrific questions. GO PIERS!

    January 19, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Brennan

    Glad to see that Howard thinks we are all morons. As usual, he distorts the facts to fit his spiel. Did Jay Leno have the contract with Conan? No, NBC did. Blown by all accounts-Conan is brilliant. But as always, Howard can talk a dog off a meatwagon- it is the job of Piers to pull him back in, which he did. It wasn't interrupting as much as keeping the interview on track. Thought Piers did well. Good Luck.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  42. susan

    Most of Larry Kings shows were live, whats up with Morgan will everything be taped?

    January 19, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • dep103

      Most everything Larry did was dull too. Should pies keep that tradition going?

      January 19, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • dep103

        Sorry... Piers

        January 19, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  43. Victoria

    Wow. These two interviews have been so revealing and honest. And the questions are excellent. Piers is a good listener. Amazing. I love it. Better than Barbara Walters, and than any other interviewer I've ever seen including Oprah.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. w84it

    I hope fellow CNN viewers will take the time to look a bit closer into the background of Mr. Morgan. He's a tabloid hack. Editor of British tabloids such as: News of the World and The Daily Mirror. Just go visit their sites and you'll understand.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Maxine

    Who ever did the set designing for Pier Morgan show did a rotten job. I don't mine listening to his show, but I don't want to actually watch it.

    As for Larry King, I am really going to miss him. There are only 2 people that I have really liked on CNN, that was Larry King and Rick Sanchez.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  46. ms mj

    would someone please count how many times stern said I or Me ( or forms of...)........who does he think he is....???......bow down piers.....sterns is great......just ask him....!!!!!.......but you are better......and you will matter what howard says.....!!!!!!!!!

    January 19, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. tonyz

    Why the hell would you put that idiot Stern on anyway ,,,he was a bully and trash
    when he was on the real radio ,,I watched to see if he was the same old Howard ,,
    and i turned it off in 11 minutes.
    Piers, if you invite him back ,,,i will never watch again

    January 19, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Ian, Russ

    Great interview. Howard is extremely intelligent, and made the show interesting.
    Awesome job!

    January 19, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • notnegative

      Anyone who blasts America and calls the people morons who tuned into a show with him as guest is a moron himself. Why would he do this? He must need publicity pretty bad to blast his own fans. Sheesh!

      January 19, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Rosie Gilb

    Finally a real interview with Howard Stern. Pierce you got lucky guy, not sure you'll get this chance again, Howard Stern is an "A" list guest. I feel you need to be less uptight though and just go with the flow. You kept interuppting some good stuff and you may have gotten something good. I agree a part II to this interview would be great, but like I said don't think you'll get another shot with Howard. CNN Bravo to you for letting this interview run it's course...good stuff!

    January 19, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • greeneyes

      Piers did interrupt and his English accent, although charming in social situations, was difficult to understnd, at times.
      I had to turn on "closed captions." I don't care for him in this role.He and Howard talked over each other but at least he's not Ryan Seacrest.
      He let Howard lead the way but Howard being Howard didn't say anyting that he wouldn't have said on the radio.

      January 19, 2011 at 4:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • dogs rule

      Rosie, baby...if you're gonna watch him, at least learn to spell/pronounce his name: it's "PIERS", not Pierce!
      You know, like the places where boats are docked. He's a Brit, eh?

      January 19, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Ted

    Piers Morgan should learn to ask a question and then SHUT UP and let the guest answer it. I can't believe how often he interrupts a guests' answer to his question with another question. His interruptions always occur right when the guest seems to be about to disclose some great information. Piers.....the show is NOT about you. Shut up!

    January 19, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Martha Miller

    There's something about the glaring "bright blue" back ground of this show that irritates my eyes. I'm not comfortable watching this show and if I'm not comfortable I switch channels. That's exactly what I've done. Does the background turn anyone else off? Just curious. Thanks

    January 19, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  52. ms mj

    3 hrs for your hair dresser n go a natural....!!!!!!!

    January 19, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  53. S.S.

    Howard Stern's is such a disappointment compared to Oprah. Why give Stern a stage to voice his ridiculous rants??
    Anyone who listens to Mr. Stern's is a moron as he said about anyone watching Leno. He is being cut off for a very good reason, garbage comes out of his mouth. I will cancel my serius before I will have Stern in my car. His show should be off the air and yesterday is not soon enough. WOW .. He is such an authority!!!!

    January 19, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Jim

    Though I had a hard time watching the Talent show, I can honestly say I plan to watch this show regularly. An improved version of Larry King – and I really liked Larry King. .

    Now, if only CNN would do something about the blow-hard, sensationalist attorney, I would watch the network more often.

    January 19, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  55. wheres_the_news?

    One may have liked the guests, or Piers or the interviews done thus far.. but on the front page of
    There was a time when the CNN network was known for news.. there are shooting and elections, government changes, new countries taking shape and weather catastrophes around the world..yet, front page center for the last two days has been a story of who Piers Morgan interviewed? Come on CNN!!.. remember what you're good at and the roots that brought you here. I know you're worried Piers can't fill Larry's shoes, and yes ratings will most likely show he can't. Tier one guests are not going to be lined up after the first week, or month or year. Get over it, and start leading with what matters to the bulk of the world and lead with it, not what matters to getting cheap ratings and advertising dollars.

    January 19, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  56. notnegative

    And HS is such a wonderful guy? America is full of morons? Only your fans HS and maybe they're also Leno fans! LOL.

    January 19, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  57. Snookums

    Why do we care what Stern says about anything? He's not intelligent, just spews venom.

    January 19, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  58. DRI

    I was also annoyed by all the interruptions. I think Piers generally does that to keep his guests dancing. But he really didn't need to do that this time with Howard because Howard is not one to bore his listeners when he goes long on them.

    January 19, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Donald in CA

    Someone should tell howard that his hair style went out in the seventies. Also, who cares what he watches. Sounds like professonal jealously to me. Conan and his jim carrey humor is irratating..

    January 19, 2011 at 2:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  60. King

    Piers really made Howard's Brainstü with those questions he asked. There wasn't alot of Filler in this interview. I would have liked to have heard more questions about Howard's Lust n Love. Howard is soooo bad though. If he were a hockey player, he'd have to spend time in The Penalty Box. It's just good to see CNN hasn't lost The Edge.

    January 19, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  61. w84it

    As this will never be posted, selecting Piers Morgan to replace Larry King has to be the dumbest thing CNN has ever done. They're banking on ignorance. That only works for awhile these days. There's a little thing called the internet.

    January 19, 2011 at 3:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  62. DPerrini

    What a great interview–it was so good to see Howard in the hot seat for a change.Although Piers Morgan acted like a pompous ass on Celebrity Apprentice(&won!)and now has challenging new role,it was a very entertaining and funny hour.It reminded me of why Howard is the
    King of all Media in the first place.
    He's so quick&witty and talented!

    January 19, 2011 at 3:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  63. D-cham

    Next to the shock jock, Piers came across as more conservative than I expected from the ads for his new show. Howard was being more provocative than Piers.

    January 19, 2011 at 3:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  64. G-man

    Wow, this guy has a lot to learn about doing interviews. How many times did he interrupt Howard? And what a bunch of dumb questions. Howard is right, in a few months he will be interviewing Scott Bao.

    January 19, 2011 at 3:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Jim

    Stern doesn't like Leno...honestly, who cares? Irrelevant radio guy in a snit about equally irrelevant late night guy.

    January 19, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Mattie

    It was really refreshing watching Howard on the other side of the interviewing table and kind of going with it in a serious manner (semiserious). When he's on Letterman and the other major talkshows its usually very schticky and Howard usually takes over, but I thought Piers didn't let himself get steamrolled by the juggernaut that is Howard. They both did a good job. I've been listening to Howard since I was 15 and now I'm 42, so there's not much we diehards don't already know about "The King" but in terms of the other 99.9% of the CNN watching world, I think it presented him in a fairly interesting and balanced way. As far as watching other Piers interviews, it will ultimately depend on if I'm interested in the guest.

    January 19, 2011 at 4:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Philip F. Spence

    Howard Stern has mastered the art of interviewing people and being interviewed. Morgan needs to take note of Stern's geniuses technique of interviewing guests. DON'T interrupt your guest, let them finish their answers before asking another question. You missed good intriguing information from Stern, by continuously interrupting his replies. Slow down, and get your information from your guests, which may lead into more or deeper questions. Don't be so scripted with your questions. Take note of Stern's interviewing techniques and you will have a "home run" show. Stern has a very large following. So, if be careful about cutting him off.

    January 19, 2011 at 5:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Steve

    I find CNN's new host to be very rude. I have watched him now for his first two shows, while he interupts his guests mid sentence, laughs at himself and behaves unprofessional. Describing the size of male parts on a t.v. show in which could be obviously viewed by children is absurd. He clearly demostrates how CNN is scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to a interesting talk show host. I can assure you after being a loyal fan of the 9 o'clock hour for many years, my channel will be changed until this guy is off the air and headed back to England where he belongs.

    January 19, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  69. alice

    Please stop putting the Piers show updates front and center on the CNN home page. I thought this was a news site, not a vehicle for so obviously promoting one of your TV shows.

    January 19, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Joyce

    Was encouraged last night. Thought I would really enjoy his new show with Piers. But, tonight....Howard Stern...what a horrible guest the first week. Who cares how big his body parts are? Howard Stern is pure filth, and tonight he brought CNN down to his level. If we cannot trust CNN to be a network we can watch with the entire family and friends, where do we go to now for our news? What a disappointment. Hope from now on Piers will have guests of a higher caliber.

    January 19, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  71. waynebob

    Stern is correct that America is filled with morons; they're called Howard Stern fans.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  72. newhopebo

    Howard Stern would know all about morons!! His listeners have to PAY to hear him!! Nerd Heeb!!!

    January 19, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  73. BigAl

    hey howard, guess what? WE DON'T LIKE YOU!!!!!!

    January 19, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  74. carolae

    You're right Howard.....the world must be full of morons; however, only those who watch YOUR show not Leno's. Stern is an obnoxious, know-it-all, loud mouthed jerk. I can't believe the networks have kept him on all these years. However, there are viewers who like that kind of stuff. Frankly, the guy makes me sick...hope he gets kicked off the air or better yet, just retire.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  75. Pat

    I would also like to see Piers have Michael Grimm on after his EPIC CD is out. It would also be nice to have his grandmother and Lucie on too. It would be inspirational to hear how with good support, hard work, believing in your dream and lots of love a poor kid from Mississippi can become successful. Would be great to hear Michael sing too! Very talented musician, singer and song writer!

    January 19, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Pat in IL

    The questions were good, but the interrupting and talking over the guest was annoying abd distracting,

    January 19, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  77. carolae

    Actually in my comment above, meant to say "listening" as he is on the air now. Thank God he is off of the TV unless he is on some channel that we don't have here.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Mike

    Piers is just awesome and I love the show. Howard should get his life in order before he starts to attack others.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Alina77

    Was watching till I got totally disgusted with this guy, had to switch the channel.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  80. David M

    Howard Stern should be a politician. Like most pols, he is self righteous, self serving, and self important. In reality, he is just another shock jock talking head on the radio. Nothing more.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  81. F Jackie

    howard was a gracious guest in that he let piers (or pierce, as somone up above called him!) interrupt him. howard usually takes over the interview because he is a better interviewer than most people out there. it kind of felt like piers wanted to let everyone know it is his show by interrupting all the time and it could have been a better interview if he just let howard roll.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  82. Federic

    This is NOT. NEWS.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Eric


    January 19, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Toi Day

    Stern, if you don't know why David Letterman is beaten in the ratings, may be you are a moron.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Sisyphus

    I agree: America must be filled with morons - morons who think that being crude is the same as being funny and who have made Howard Stern a success story. I'll stick with Jay.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  86. k

    And we don't like you Howard Stern. Why must these celebrities come on TV and talk about who they don't like and what not. Who cares who you do or don't like. I truly believe the only reason they do this is so that they can hear themselves talk and potentially stir the pot to create controversy, since media is all about that these days. Give it a rest're an idiot...always have been always will be

    January 19, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  87. RW Davis

    I recorded this interview. I will use it when I have trouble getting to sleep.... From Opra (Queen of the mindless) to Stern. The oldest child in the world. Everone in the future has to be a step up from that...

    January 19, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  88. Joseph

    There will forever be an asterisk by Jay Leno's name. He stabbed Conan in the back...and apparently Howard too. I concur Jay just isn't that funny to me and I rarely watch him. He's no where near as funny as Conan.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  89. Charlie

    Howard Stern is still alive?

    January 19, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  90. clare

    Howard Stern is so trashy! who cares about him! GAG!

    January 19, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  91. Maggie

    I'm sure that Jay will have to be put on suicide watch when he learns that Howard Stern does not like him. Oh shame and disgrace! What short memories people have. NBC replacing Jay with Conan was a disgraceful episode, but no one seems to remember that. Jay's show was the top late night at the time. Giving the show back to Jay was the logical and right thing to do. Conan bombed according to the ratings; that's what it's all about. I only watched Conan once; not my cup of tea. Everyone to their own. Oprah interview was awesome; classy, fantastic lady! Piers not up to the level of Larry King. King gave the guest the spot light; few interruptions. Loved his suspenders!

    January 19, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  92. e williamson

    Now that all the CNN staffers have chimed in plugging their own show, let me just say that I thought Howard Stern died years ago. Maybe he just looks dead. Either way, he's irrelevant.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  93. RMBALH

    What a refreshing interview! Pierce stay with this format and your ratings will soar!

    Mr. Stern was very candid and a pleasure to watch because you never knew what he was going to say next.
    I have a lot of respect for both gentlemen now.

    I only wish CNN did a better job editing the content. Was not smooth enough.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  94. LJ

    Piers, how about taking a bite on something, whilst letting the interviewed answer the question?

    January 19, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  95. Joan

    Watched the Oprah interview and learned things about Oprah I had never read or heard before. Piers is prepared, thinks on his feet, polite, but assertive. Even better than Barbara Walters.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  96. Montreal Moe

    The Howard Stern interview was fantastic, let's hope that interview sets the tone for the rest of the season. Good luck Piers!

    January 19, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  97. NotForYou

    Who cares what Stern thinks about any subject. Talk about a moron show...he should look at himself.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  98. wrldtrvlr

    Piers...why are you so wasting your time with a guy like Howard Stern who is so insulting and derogatory? what a waste of your time. no, I didnt watch yoru show that night. your other choices like Oprah and George Clooney are so much better. May I suggest that America needs more positive shows, and you can deliver that.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  99. JimiK

    Howard is correct in that "America must be filled with morons ...". Unfortunately, we do have them in the US, with Stern on the TOP of the list. He is entertaining for about five minutes, and after that you get the sense that his Trash is sickening, mostly unfounded, lacking intelligence, and boring.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  100. Lee T

    I don't disagree that it was an interesting interview, but the idea that Stern has the credibility to make judgements about someone else's audience is laughable. The LAST Stern show i listened to(or will ever listen to) on SIRIUS, he spent the show discussing his prep for a rectal scope. Does he really think that his audience is more or less moronic than those that listen to Jay? C'mon Howard...get a grip on your own reality.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  101. Mendra

    Howard Stern is a moron. He should jump off a tall building with no parachute. It's no wonder he's so popular, look at how society has degenerated with no values.. fits perfectly.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  102. boocat

    Love Howard Stern....and he's right about Leno. Leno is not funny. The same people that watch Leno are probably the same people that like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.....dead from the neck up.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  103. Lena Scott

    WHO CARES WHAT HOWARD STERN THINKS? I would like to know. That man is an abomination to moral society, and we don't flipping care what he thinks!!!!

    January 19, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  104. planetx

    I wanna see this guy in the ring on ultimate fighter I would pay a years salary to see this

    January 19, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  105. SoCal Bob

    Howard was a great interviewer. Piers not! Nothing like cutting off your guests comments. The only way PM will grow on me is if he were a fungus without a cure. CNN whiffed on this one.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  106. Phranque

    And Stern says: "It's beyond my comprehension. America must be filled with morons, who at night lay in bed, the ones that are watching him, must be in a coma." I agree, and the biggest one is Stern !!

    January 19, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  107. Mark H.

    Your shelf-life is over Howard...go retire to the hamptons and never come back. I used to be the biggest fan but this dude has gotten a way too high opinion of himself over the last 10 years, its sickening really.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  108. DiEllen

    Are you kidding me?!!? This takes front and center over a major earthquake and a gas explosion? Gimme a break, CNN! Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of both Howard and Piers, but can't we put put celebrity status elsewhere on the page, giving more attention to major world news?

    January 19, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  109. StephenP

    I don't like you personally or professionally Howard. I can't believe that Sirius/XM is stupid enough to pay you the amount of money they do. It's one of the reasons they're struggling financially...but that doesn't bother you does it, Howard? As long as you're getting paid...right? BTW, I doubt very much that Jay gives a rat's backside what you think of him.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  110. Kim

    Finally a person that can do a great interview on CNN. Love it. Howard's interviews on his radio show are some of the best I have ever heard, but Pier's one of him was quite good. Howard has always stated his opinions of Leno on his radio show. This is nothing new.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  111. John Fries

    Way to miss the point CNN? From that entire interview, the only headline you could muster up was the one you used? Steve, YOU are a moron for thinking that's a good headline. Stern – in his own way – was revealing Leno for the snake he is, the comment about the viewers was only an insignificant slight in the context of the conversation. But, the media (that's you Steve) has much practice with manipulating facts to get ratings.

    Great job Piers, Great job Howard, Steve you should be fired.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Howard Stern calling someone an idoit? A list guest? Intellegent? Howard Stern is the epitome of inane mindless babble who only gets his listeners by vulgar; offensive talk radio and exploitive behavior. What he lacks in tact and true intellect he more than makes up for in inept dribble with as much subsance as a grade schoolers paper on something like the Magna Carta!

    January 19, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  113. Curmudgeon

    I am sure Jay will lose sleep over this.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  114. Just a Moron

    Who cares about Howard Stern? As a 36 year old male I can happily say that I have never watched/listened to his show. I am so glad I have never lost brain cells listening to this idiot. Just wish I had the 20 seconds back of my life from typing this comment....

    January 19, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse | Reply

    This is so exciting – Howard Stern almost retired. Where does CNN get all this exciting stuff?

    January 19, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  116. POD

    Why should I care what Howard Stern thinks about Jay Leno or what Jay Leno thinks about Conan or what Lilo forgot.....she can't think. What kind of morons take these people seriously?

    January 19, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  117. smartcookie

    If Howard Stern would look in a mirror, he would see the idiot in a coma! I have high regard for Piers, but feel that he should not be slumming by having such a guest.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  118. Michael

    This show will never work if the guests are going to be sleaze balls like stern.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  119. Paulcat

    It's immoral people like Howard Stern who will eventually be the downfall of this once great country. They should never be placed in positions of leadership or given the bully pulpit. I really do not care one bit what he thinks of Jay Leno, nor do I think CNN's shameful plug for their new show should be the top story on their website. Come on CNN, I want real news.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  120. steve

    Howard Stern is the real moron. How can anyone believe that fake laugh that Letterman conjures up. Plus he is too biased.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  121. RAP

    For Howard Stern to call anyone elses fans morons is the biggest joke that I can think of.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  122. mdn

    The "morons" in America are paying money to hear your lame, decades old shtick! It was funny in the 80's. It old now. Maybe retirement is not such a bad thing. Then your morons can help Dave and his tired act as well.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  123. Swineburne

    CNN, I understand that you are trying to promote your new show with Piers Morgan pretty intensely, but I feel you are starting to discredit yourself when you display it with such prominence on your main page of 'news' overshadowing much more important events going on.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  124. a

    There's not too much Oprah fans don't know about Oprah. So no new ground was really covered. Love ya O.
    Howard Stern interview was a KNOCKOUT!! Loved it. I've always liked Piers (not Pierce) Morgan, maybe it was because he could put together an entire sentence w/out stumbling over his "eye" tooth or using profanity. I like his "travel" show also.
    The only show worth watching on CNN is GPS, w/Fareed Zakaria and now your show.
    Keep up the good work Piers.
    I won't be disappointed if Madonna is not on your show. She is so "tired". Can't wait to watch Dr. Condoleezza Rice; she should be great.

    A Fan
    How about ballerina's (male & female), jazz folks,etc.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  125. Wakiash

    What a self centered jerk!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  126. neil gordon

    Piers' first week on the job and he interviews the likes of Howard Stern? I can only shake my head in amazement. I feel very sorry for Pier's Morgan he deserves far better, someone previously scheduled must have canceled, and Stern was dug up at the last minute, it must have gone something like that.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  127. Mike

    I find Jay Leno as boring as Howard Stern finds him. But this continued slobber-fest over Conan O'Brien is ridiculous. The guy is simply not very funny. And he got paid tens of millions of dollars to stop being not-funny on NBC.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  128. susan

    I feel much the same about Stern. I wouldn't walk across the street to see him. Even if the ticket was free.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  129. Laughing2Much

    "America must be filled with morons." He's just now figuring that out? I guess that makes him one of us!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  130. Jannie Day

    Who are you calling a Moron? Maybe it's you who is the moron....I prefer Jay Leno to Conan and David Letterman because he is an adult. I can't stand the silly antics of the other sense of humor does not jive with that nonsense. If Jay's ratings are better than the others that must mean that the majority of people agree with me. This is America, you are entiltaled to your opionion, but don't degrade those who feel differently than you.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  131. Lawrence Hinkle

    CNN is just a GAB fest of washed up (alsmost famous) names. Stern, Behar, and now this Morgan dude? Let me guess A.J. Hammer is a friend of his? Boring.

    Perhaps if you actually treated your audience as adults (instead of Jersey Shore Followers) they would gravitate to your netwrok. Instead you just compete in an already over saturated blab fest about POP culture Icons who really do nothing for the Big Picture.

    Example: The Conan/Leno thing was last years news. All the millionairs got something out of it. And we the audience get to keep our dumbed down topical gab fest. So move on already!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  132. WC

    Hardly newsworthy. I don't think that Jay really likes you much either, Howie.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  133. Tam

    Don't think much of Stern. Sleazy. And the fact he doesn't like Leno is a plus for Leno.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  134. RD

    Funny that Howard Stern makes the comment that "America must be filled with morons". It's something he's known for years as his personal success attests to.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  135. Steveo

    I have no respect for Howard Stern, and therefore dismiss any of his opinions.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  136. edCP

    Howard Stern is a pig! Who cares what he thinks!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  137. JoeSpo

    All you Howard Stern fans are the biggest losers on the planet. He's nothing but a pathetic pervert. God help us if you people honestly hold him in high regard.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  138. Alex Santana

    Stern is right, America must be full of morons...because some like this egomaniac Stern...What a slob...what a disgrace to broadcasting...he is that smelly looking kid in the corner of the anyone can listen to Stern and his rants is beyond me...

    January 19, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  139. bftoth

    What a monumental hypocrite! He states "I will not do his show again" which obviously means he used to watch it himself...this dude needs to go away and leave it to the professionals.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  140. Chuck

    Who cares what Howard Stern thinks?

    January 19, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  141. joanne

    David Letterman funnier than Jay Leno, now thats funny.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  142. Linda Moilanen

    I like Piers, I hope the show does well, but if the interview was as good as they all say it was why is the headline a criticism of Jay Leno. There wasn't something more important in the whole interview?

    January 19, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  143. KCXPat

    Thanks, CNN, for making this the top news story on your website. I haven't seen this Piers guy yet and I already hate him for all of the promotion and hype CNN is contributing to him. And are any of the other commenters even real? They all sound like CNNbots "He's so great, he's so great, we love Piers"

    January 19, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  144. Dave

    I can tell you why Leno beats Letterman... because the last decade Leno is much more bipartisan while letterman alienates half the country with his over the top liberal views. Liberals will argue this, but it is true. Conan is funnier than both, but he is just a little "too quirky" for the main stream that is the Tonight Show.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  145. annie

    I too do not like Leno
    Letterman hands down is better comedian hands down.
    Howard Stern is honest ....and intelligent. I really cant listen to his show but loved his movie.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  146. Ms. Independent

    The interview was good. Piers Morgan should learn to STOP INTERRUPTING guests on his show. For the second time in a role he kept interrupting whenever his guest was talking.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  147. doug

    O.K......I dont really like Leno but if I elect to watch him I dont consider myself a moron. Whats up Howard? If I dont watch you am I a moron? Sounds a little narsistic. As for letterman ...great sometimes, other times just plain silly and I really hate his Carson animal fear impressions. But Conan....only a howard mentality would appreciate his wierdness. Thats what is great about entertainment...somehing there for all of us ......morons!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  148. Dom

    Howard Stern is the man, he's right though anybody watching Leno must be in a coma. Conan, Stern, Colbert, and Stewart are the only ones worth watching/listening to

    January 19, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  149. Yougurt Cannon

    Stern is an IMUS rip off from the late 70's/early 80's. If junior high school locker room humor is your thing then he's the man for you.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  150. Raj

    I rarely watched Larry King show because his interviews were mostly monotonous and boring to me. Piers Morgan is superb. I was skeptical in the beginning with all the media hype until I watched him interview Oprah and Howard Stern.. I knew right away that this guy is good. Piers Morgan is definetely a breath of fresh air. I like his style of interview and his good sense of humor. His interviews are more like a reality show and that’s what makes it interesting and exciting to watch, Now I can’t wait to watch his interviews every night. I am sure a lot of people out there feel the same way. I wish him the very best and thank you CNN for choosing Piers Morgan as your choice.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  151. shayem

    So far so good, I enjoyed both interviews so far but tonite is Idol so I will not be watching Piers, I did enjoy Howard Sterns interview more then Oprah, heard it all before but Howard rocked last nite, Piers will do great Larry King who?

    January 19, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  152. Holliday

    Piers was a UK journalist I believe, I have seen various shows of his before, I am glad to see him stateside, better than listening to Glenn Beck and other "journalists" like him.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  153. Barbara Debevoise

    Enjoyed Pierce's interview with Oprah. I hope Pierce uses his interviews to help the viewer learn about his guest's expertise. Over the years I have loved Oprah and Diane Rehm's interviews because they uncover the guest's knowledge and in Oprah words "have been teachers." I will stop watching if the show spends too much time just exposing the guest's egos and mistakes.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  154. Terri

    I have to say, I was a little leary going from Larry live to Piers, but I found him to be quite refreshing, great interview with Oprah.....Even greater Howard interview, hope he can keep up the great quests as Larry always did.
    P.S................Howard is one intellegent, well spoken man, his wife should be very proud of how highly he speaks of her and their marriage.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  155. Retired Radio

    Since when do we care what Howard Stern has to say about anything? Or Rush? or any of these radio clowns who are only in it for the money?

    January 19, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  156. George Albinus

    Yes, Howars Sterns is evidence that America is filed with Morons..

    January 19, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  157. Dee

    Great interviews! Not a big fan of Stern but I enjoyed your interview. Looking forward to your conversations with Condelezza Rice, Ricky Gervais and Nick & George Clooney. It does not matter to me if the show is live or taped. My husband and I are fans already! GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!
    P.S. Will Ricky bring his beer?

    January 19, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  158. rohan

    Leno gets more views than Letterman because he has hotter chics on his show. Its pure and simple....

    January 19, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  159. stopthelies1

    A jerk interviewing a jerk. What has TV and CNN come to? All stern can do is play off his fame. He has NO talent and couldn't hold a candle for Leno....or any other real entertainer.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  160. RLMontoya

    I have watched the Oprah and Howard Stern interviews. I thought BOTH were very informative and kept my attention the entire hour. As for Piers occasional interruptions of his guests, well, I am sure he, or someone on his staff is reading these remarks and he will adjust in upcoming interviews. I chalk the interruptions up to nervousness at having a new primetime talk show with high-profile guests. I am sure Piers will get into his "lane" as Oprah says and be comfortable developing an effective interviewing style. So far, I give the show an A+

    January 19, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  161. Brian

    Watched the premier interview with Oprah, man is she ever dull. Howard is an intriguing dude, I'll admit I only listen intermittently to his show, and I'm not a "fan" per se, but you can immediately see how incredibly eloquent he can be when he speaks. Piers was getting a bit annoying with the interrupting, but to be frank as an interviewer: sometimes you have to do that. I mean, Howard does that on his own show all the time to his guests. Regardless, this is nitpicking. Really great interview, really great second show. Larry King can finally rest in peace.

    Wait a minute....seriously? Disregard that last sentence.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  162. Dave

    Gee, I imagine Jay is pretty tore up now!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  163. T.D.

    Who really cares what Howard Stern thinks? Thankfully he's usually on a satellite somewhere. Please send him back!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  164. Steve

    Who cares what Stern thinks and why on earth would you have this as the headline on your Web page. I look on here for news, not this gossip garbage.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  165. HSFan

    I think this was a very entertaining interview. I was very pleased to see how Piers held his own because Howard is the best interviewer alive and to see him being interviewed by someone who was capable of handling him was very entertaining. I havent seen anyone interview HS this well. Piers was on top of his game. I think this was one of the most difficult interviews to do because HS is very witty and can easily take control over the interview and turn the tables around so whoever interviews HS must be on top of his game. Piers did an excellent job. I love HS and how good he is at telling stories. Excellent interview. Excellent choice for guest.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  166. Btle

    Howard was great. Piers sucked. He constantly interuppted Howarand with all the editing they did I didn't find out anything new from Howard. I dont see this show being around in a year. A little advice Piers- take Howard's parents advice and learn to shut up and listen.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  167. Boo Culp

    Funny! Stern calling anyone irrevelent! He is a sad joke, foul-mouthed, miscreant.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  168. connie

    Conan was a bomb too he didn't have the rating that is why nbc did what they did. I don't care for Conan he is more for college kids that are coming home from the bars and how is he doing at tbs probably not that good he push Lopez back all conan had to do was go on at midnight on nbc and he wouldn't do it, as for stern only people who like him is mostly guys who think very little of women.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  169. harold

    Howard Stern – a real freedom fighter and champion of free speech. You could have spent your miserabe life giving us insight into the reality of mass media – exposing b.s. in politics and society and individuals and you could have been enteertaining at the same time. Instead you gave us farting lesbians. Thanks Howard. Thanks for being a real force for change. You say America must be full of morons? That would certainly account for your success wouldn't it.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  170. atlprofguy

    What were the rating for Piers w/ Oprah & Stern? Compared to Fox news? About 500,000 more viewers tuned into Fox to watch Hannity interview Sarah Palin. So, two questions posed....1) what does that say about Piers/Cnn/Viability?
    2) What does it say about the american public?

    January 19, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  171. bob kebic

    Well, one thing he said is true, 90% of the american people are morons and in the coma – that's why (the pervert) Stern is #1 in rating in his category. I never cared much for his provocative "SHTICK"...(now truncate last 2 letters and then reverse the two following last characters again to see what I really mean) .
    I couldn't laugh with Conan O'Brien once. Jay Leno is a "blue color" comedian and easy to "digest" at 11.30 at night. Letterman "works" better for the young, intellectual "24 hours triple espresso" type of crowd.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  172. bigdaddy

    As usual, Stern's an idoit! His comment about the ratings (Leno being ahead of Letterman) and how he doesn't understand it, calling those who watch Leno "morons", clearly illustrates why Stern is and will always be a " second, no third rate' talk show host!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  173. Not A Howard Fan

    I have to say that I cannot stand Howard Stern, but that was an intriguing interview, and Howard is not as bad of a person as I thought he was. Well done!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  174. Calling Security

    Who cares what Stern's washed-up, mop-headed butt thinks? I wouldn't watch him if Elvis came back from the dead to do an interview with him.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  175. Karen

    What a great interview Mr. Stern and Mr. Morgan. Mr. Stern this is one of the best interviews you have ever given. Kudos for your professional ethics. Mr Morgan- this was the first time watching your show- the TV ads are paying off by the way. You are wonderful, refreshing and a cutie as well. (Hope you don't mind a 40 something famale commenting on that! ha) Thank you both!
    P.S. Mr. Stern the hair has never looked better!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  176. Tom

    Does anyone really care what Howard thinks is the question?

    January 19, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  177. Ryan L

    I am pretty sure the only morons are the ones listening to Stern and those who really think his advice on late night talk show personalities is relevant. I don't watch either (Letterman or Leno) so don't think I am taking sides. Stern is little more than a blip on the radar regarding insight into world events and barely registers on entertaining.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  178. CJ

    I'm sure Leno doesn't sleep at night worrying about the fact that Howard Stern does not like him. NOT!!!!

    January 19, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  179. bob kebic

    Oh, I almost forgot, CBS's Craig Ferguson and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel are both great; unfortunately they overlap one another in their time slot.

    p.s. Conan O'Brien is the luckiest man alive, so much money for so little talent.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  180. Keith in Houston

    I watched a few minutes of the interview. Good interview with a very pathetic radio disc jockey. I listened to Stern when he first came on the airwaves. He got boring after about two weeks. Occasionally I will catch him while surfing, he is adolescent and obnoxious. I am amazed that an adult would find him interesting; different strokes for different folks.
    As far as Leno goes, the ratings speak for themselves. Conan is popular to the very young, Letterman to the pathetic, Leno to middle America. Sterm doesn't get it; that speaks for itself

    January 19, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  181. HowardStinks

    Howard Stern needs to get his facts straight about Leno. The People that watch or listen to Stern are the Morons.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  182. Graced

    "America must be filled with morons."

    Not filled yet, Howard, but keep getting more listeners, and you might just accomplish it.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  183. EL Gato

    I watch Leno because I want to fall asleep fast. If I were to watch Letterman, I won't fall asleep.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  184. VIC

    I totally agree, is a great show. It would be an even greater show if people were allowed to really express their opinon like stern did without the editing. Provided they keep their language clean.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  185. APV

    Don't think much Mr. Stern, just another shock jock.

    Rice on the other hand will be interesting

    January 19, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  186. Jeff

    I agree with several of the prior posts. The issues discussed were both interesting and relevant. Unfortunately, soooo many times Howard was cut off in the middle of his sentence, I was wondering why Pierce even needed a guest...just ask the question and answer it himself. Howard would have been better off doing just that...interviewing himself. At least then he would have been able to answer himself!!! Pierce, the questions are great...but wait for the answers. I guess at least he's not falling asleep during the interview like it sometimes seemed with Larry toward the end...

    January 19, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  187. the other side of the coin

    "The world watches America while America watches TV" Both of these guys are extremely irrelevant. I almost threw up when I read MKJ's comments (who claims to hold a Masters degree) that she gets most of her news from Stern's show. Therein lies the rub. It's entertainment people....just like a circus.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  188. zisee

    Stern look at yourself in a mirror, before calling people or fans morons.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  189. Sam Williams

    I am hoping that this new format is just temporary until Pierce proves he can handle his guests live. He does a great job but I SO much prefer a live show. That was my draw to watching Larry King for so many years. Other than that, so far so good.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  190. Johnny Winebox

    Its about time someone with balls tells the truth on CNN. Howard you should be on PRIM TIME, someone give this guy a million or two. A real reality show, balls to the wall nothing but the truth. And you should call it BALLS TO THE WALL ON CNN. Finally, its about time. Giving credit to CNN is sometimes Hard to do. Thanks Howard.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  191. margaret

    this show needs to be live not taped. Ricky Gervais show will be old news this friday.
    This is never going to work in this format.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  192. nando

    Great interview! Though I agree with Amy. Pierce kept interrupting Howard. Let the man answer the question you just asked for gods sake Pierce. That was very unprofessional of PM.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  193. Marcamp

    The interview would have been interesting enough without Stern insulting an entire listening audience...

    January 19, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  194. Hasbeen Indentifier

    Howard Stern has succeeded in becoming the new Don Imus. He is too old and has become complacent with his past accomplishments. While I am not a huge fan of Jay Leno, it is clear that Howard is basing his judgment on personal relationships and not entertainment value. Howard should take a page from Jerry Seinfeld and leave while people don't think he is a creepy old man. Then he could find out if that young wife of his likes him or his money.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  195. DOM

    The reason Jay Leno is so popular is because he is funny, not because Americans are morons as Stern seems to think. Howard made a career being a shock jock which is only required of someone who doesn't have the talent to make it on their own merits. Leno made a career of great comedic timing. I don't understand how people can take Stern's opinions seriously.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lisa_LA

      It's unfortunate DOM that you didn't do your homework before making that comment. Howard Stern is the highest paid male entertainer in the country. He made more money EACH YEAR in the last 5 years than Tom Cruise, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Jay Leno COMBINED. You don't need to like him or find him funny. But don't reveal yourself to be moron he speaks of by spewing rants with no basis in fact.

      January 22, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  196. Tom R

    Right, America must be full of morons – after all, it gives Stern an audience.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  197. Joe smith

    Well, is Howard Stern inferring that those Conan or Letterman are normal people? Huh! that's funny.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  198. jim in az.

    i don't care for Stern or Letterman any time or medium. Never particularly cared for Conan either, but think he got the last laugh money wise. Prefer Leno anytime – way better comic/interviewer/monolog/etc.(since carson's gone). I reckon everyone likes something different. That's why they all have their own shows. People in their 20s/30s don't care for the same thing people in their 60s/70s do, and visa versa. Just get over it, Stern.

    January 19, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  199. Billib

    anyone who watched the "Paul Dixon Show' in Cincinnati knows that he was the precursor to a lot of Letterman's antics, contrary to what Howard said.
    David has even acknowledged this in previous interviews.

    January 19, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  200. JoeSpo

    "America must be filled with Morons." Yes they are Howard-everyone who listens to or watch your sorry excuse of a ahow.

    January 19, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  201. Cowcharge

    So now Howard Stern, whose show consists of him and his fat ugly sycophants having the nerve to call Playboy models ugly, is a media critic? Yup, journalism is well and truly dead.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  202. Cowcharge

    LOL, one low-class irrelevant "entertainer" commenting on which of the other low-class irrelevant entertainers is the worst, lolol. I love watching class arguments among the lowest common denominator. Calling the viewers morons was accurate at least, but incomplete. He should have included his own viewers as well.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lisa_LA

      What should be acknowledged is that Howard stern's listener demographic is college educated, democratic, far better informed, make more money, and buy more advertising product that any other entertainer in media. I love him. You don't have to. It's a great country we live in isn't it?

      January 22, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  203. carol

    Piers Morgan fires out the questions & has done his reasearch on the guests. Oprah & Howard, both really good.

    Only drawback last nite with Howard was Piers continually interrupting before Howard finished his answer. I will chalk that up to Piers being nervous. Once he gets more comfortable in the talk show format I think the show will be really good.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  204. Candace

    Howard rocked that interview. I may actually start listening to him

    January 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  205. Perry

    Great job Piers

    January 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  206. Manup!

    Piers did seem to try stopping an angry Stern from going further but Stern got irritated with Piers and finished his Leno tirade.

    So then, it should be 'Stern Tonight' because this interview then exposes Piers as a host who fronts he'll be tough but then freaks when a real vocal, fearless guest does take it further.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  207. Allison Grenell

    I loved the show, but Piers- please stop interupting!!! Your teaser before a commercial was to hear Howard's opinion's on Obama, which I would have loved to hear, however just when he got started, you Interrupted him!!!! Please let guests finish their thought and don't talk so much- try to listen more. It's about them, not you.

    January 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  208. jayf

    I did watch the show due to Howard talking about it on Sirus, and I have to say I really liked it. I had liked Piers from AGT and the Appretice and I think after seeing his CNN show I would watch again. Hope he doesn't give up on AGT tho...

    January 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  209. marilyn epstein

    I thiink Howard Stern is so very wrong about Jay Leno. Jay is a very good and nice person. Howard is
    a idot.. I do not like Howard at all.

    January 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  210. Jeff

    Sorry...Piers not Pierce!

    January 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  211. Stefan the Swede

    Howard Stern is of course wrong when he says he could only speak out so freely in USA. He only have to take a plane abroad to Europe. And especially my own country Sweden.

    January 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  212. nagel

    he hates jay leno because EVERY time jim norton from opie and anthony is on leno introduces the opie and anthony show as the most popular show in satellite radio.. as a direct jab to howard

    January 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  213. Buster Bloodvessel

    Man, I can't stand Stern, but he's right: Leno's a huge bore compared to Letterman.

    January 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  214. danil

    remind me never to watch piers again: first oprah, then howard stern:
    does piers think all American viewers are stupid and only want to see media types? come on piers!! you coulda booked Stephen Hawking, or Tony Blair, or the PM of Canada, or Governor Arnold, or Salman Rushdie, or Philip Roth.,.,,please, CNN viewers are smart; were not Fox viewers! will I ever watch piers again? No. Ever.

    January 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  215. Jennifer

    Howard was an awesome interview!

    January 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  216. dan

    what a jerk! the new host has no class as well as he thought it was funny, howard telling the audience the size of his penis, really is the the new future of larry king?

    January 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  217. char

    Piers is so refreshing. Love his style it's about time CNN.

    January 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  218. patrick chan

    who is this creep bad mouthing jay ? here in hong kong we don't even know him whoever he is. but we do have the tonight show with jay leno and i am his fan. i also like conan, but it's company decision, not jay's.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  219. chiquita

    piers needs to learn how NOT to interrupt his guest...especially when they're more interesting than he is...oh wait, that would be ALL his guests! how sad for him...

    January 20, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  220. William from Johannesburg, SA

    Thank you Piers for a brilliant interview with Howard Stern but I must agree that you did not give him time to finish what he was saying with all your interruptions. All the ad breaks – that is FRUSTRATING! Love to watch David Letterman , Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno. Unfortunately, politics is a reality...

    January 20, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  221. Nana Brown

    This show is a breath of fresh air with class finally in America but please do keep trash out from your guest list like Howard Stern. With all his millions this man would not make it to my barn. Stern is no longer 15 years old and needs to get over trying to shock the audience. The young find him old and the old one find him obnoxious.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  222. Sym

    THANK YOU!! Someone finally mentions that the people watching Leno are morons!

    January 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  223. Doug

    Anyone who calls viewers of a particular tv personality morons is pretty dumb as it just cuts ties with these viewers. That is what Howard has done with me. Goodbye Howard Stern, your viewer base is shrinking.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  224. peacemonger

    Dear Piers,
    Assuming that you're reading viewer feedback, which you should be after the first week, I'll assume you're reading this. I've enjoyed your show so far, especially your interview with Ricky Gervais. As for the criticism of interrupting the interviewee- I agree. You might benefit from watching some old Dick Cavett shows from the 60s and 70s and work to become a better listener. Hey, we all need professional development at one time or another. all the best!

    January 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  225. Lillemor Welch

    Cnn, Please do better than this!!

    January 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  226. Ideals2007

    I am enjoying the show but I have to agree about the interrupting. Piers will ask an interesting question and the guest will be in the middle of answering it when Piers interrupts with a completely different topic. It reminds me of the time Oprah asked Michael Jackson how he wanted to be remembered but she cut him off before he could finish answering.
    She said it was one of her regrets.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  227. nick2

    Piers, I like your style – well almost. I would like a bit more David Frost actually. You are a bit too chummy to the extent that I think that Howard Stern pretty well took over the interview. Well, he is a power house, extremely aware and in control so that you actually think he is being revealing when he is really playing you – and the listeners. The raisin discussion was actually rather funny – particularly if you do the research and you will find that hearsay is that it is a horse-sized raisin.
    But hats off to you to go where few have dared. He must have liked you actually because he really gave you a lot of slack.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Howard Stern! Howard Stern! Howard Stern! OMG! HOWARD STERN!!! Seriously, Howard Stern...

    January 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  229. Rita

    I was shocked and appalled at the conversation of Piers and Howard Stern. They were discussing the sizes of their penis'. I could not believe that CNN allowed that to be aired. Shame on you CNN, in prime time. I never plan on watching you again Piers, thought I would give it a try. I didn't like you on America's Got Talent. Hope others feel the same, and CNN will find a much more respective person to fill Larry King's shoes. Please respond CNN.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  230. Dee

    Howard Stern – Yes America must be full of morons, people still listen to Howard Sterm programs, interviews and he gets paid for what he says. Howard Stern puts the capital M in moron.

    January 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  231. JusttheNorth

    Piers Morgan Entertains The Optimists And Pessimists These Posts Speak For Them Selves.
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Bill Carangelo lives Howard tv!!!!!

    February 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Great interview.

    February 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  234. Karin da Silva

    Howard Stern = can anyone listen to him. The guy is so sleazy and has no sense of humor. Connan o Brian was a pain in the neck as well and I was surprised he lasted as long as he did.

    February 8, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  235. liz

    Piers, some of these people wish they had half your intelligence and knowledge based on what comes out of their mouth. Know what they say about "empty vessels". . . . . . . . . . . Would you please correct the "if I were" and let people know their grammar stink, your very critics ha!!! I do agree please be polite and allow your guests to answer your questions.

    I do enjoy your show very much.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    a jew (Stern) defends a jew (Letterman) against the gentile (Leno).

    wow, what a surprise

    June 25, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    Could you please explain to me why you have all has-beans on your show...Barry Manilow...Ryan O'neal..Latoya Jackson just to name a few...give me a break....thanks

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