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Thank you for watching "Piers Morgan Live" over the years. See below for your favorite memories from 2011-2014.
January 25th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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  1. @serviceguru

    Gervais was awesome.
    Bring on amarossa if you have the manhood and duke it out.

    Bill Clinton would also be a great guest

    January 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. G MacLean

    I voted Howard Stern, but the whole week was pretty decent. The George Clooney was good and deserves more then 5% vote, not sure what the ratings were but perhaps being Friday night not as many watched it.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anonymous

      I agree that George and Nick Clooney were great guests and made for a great show, and Friday night is just the night that more people don't turn on the TV.

      January 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. G.A. Longo

    So far, loved them all. I love Piers, always have and am happy to see him in this format. However, a word of advice from a novice–Piers, please give your guests a chance to answer one question before throwing out another. It is
    disconcerting to the viewers and comes across as rude to your guests. If you should heed these humble words from a 70-year lady, you might become almost perfect.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. B. Steve

    Pier you are good. I will like you to give your guests a opportunity to answer one question before asking another. I know you have thousands of questions to ask however one question at a time.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jim

    I was a loyal viewer of Larry King but no more. If CNN had to go overseas to find a replacement they made a big mistake. We need to support MADE IN AMERICA!!

    January 25, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Amy Brown

    I was really excited as Piers premiere approached. I think he did really good with the guests he has had so far. I must say however after watching all of the shows so far, I really don't know that I will continue watching his show. I find it extremely annoying and rude that with every guest, he continually interupts them and cuts them off. It has been so with every single guest. They cannot ever get a question answered completely til he interupts them and asks another question. It is just very annoying and I would think the guests, I am sure Oprah would agree, very very rude and unprofessional of someone who wants to make a career out of interviewing people for information. They are trying to give the information and it comes across as well just poor.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jenny

    I agree with the other comments. Piers should stop interrupting while his guests are still speaking. Annoying! Also limit the hypothetical questions.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. BobM

    I thought your question about gays to Joel Osteen was very distasteful. You absolutely knew that Joel does not teach or talk about this living style. Very week Joel uplifts many people and gives them hope when no one else does. Now days we need hope and trust not about negativity about someone’s living style. You continued to press him as though he did something wrong and needed to confess to your audience. By the way, who cares what life style a singer may live. Why do you care? I leaned about this short video through a person at work that was also appalled about this interview. This show is going to miss Larry King. He knew what lines not to cross and respected his hosts for what they were (good or bad). I am sure you will be short lived on this show so I should probably not get to upset. This show needs a person that knows how to interview someone without crossing that line. Make your interview something your audience can connect with. You may have thought this was ok but it was not. Good luck in your next assignment but I guess I will never know since I do not watch your show. BobM

    January 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patty

      I agree with BobM. I thought Piers Morgan treated Joel Osteen with a lot of disrespect. He kept it up, trying to find Joel Osteen guilty of something he was being accused by Piers Morgan. I didn't like it at all. Also, does anyone have trouble understanding Piers Morgan? I do. I find him very hard to understand.

      February 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. K.Pat

    Mr. Piers, WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA or US. Please stop your annoying generalization, refering to US as "America" like some Europeans do. The last time I checked Canada, Mexico etc are all "America". I watched your interview with Mayor Gulliani and it was really annoying hearing an "elite TV personality" display such ignorance.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      To K.Pat, lets set the record straight Canada is not part of "America" so please check again. Canada and Mexico are inclued in the geographic label of North America. When someone, like Piers, refers to "America" they are referencing the United States of America in the short form. "Americans" are from the United States of America and no where else!
      This may sting a little for some Americans, Candians eh do not wish to be lumped into the same catagory with Americans. Look outside the box or in your case beyond your borders. No where in the world do people from the United States receive the same respect and courtesy as Canadians. This is why when traveling abroad we proudly display our Canadian Flag on our back bag or some other highly visable area to insure we are not mistaken as being "American". I have had the pleasure of traveling in Oceania as well as various countries in Europe and unfortunately most people I had the good fortune to converse with wanted to confirm I was not an American pretending the be a Canadian, eh!
      There are even countries in the world an American passport will be rejected and a Canadian Passport will gain you entry to the country. This is why journalist Peter Jennings maintained is Canadian passport for his years with ABC.
      Piers, I hope you heed the advice of allowing your guests to completely respond to you prior to moving on to the next point. You are an excellent interviewer, just a little rough around the edges which will smoothen over time.

      January 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. angie s.j.q.

    Piers...congrats...enjoyed all of your interviews so far....but still have to agree with the previous
    comments above that sometimes you ..perhaps unintentionally, interrupt your guest...and do not
    give them the opportunity to respond. Am hoping you will have Colin Firth as a guest ..especially
    with all the accolades he has been getting ...anyway best wishes for all the many Piers Morgan
    Live the future.

    January 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    January 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. virginia

    Painful. Each and everyone. If the guest wasn't grating, Mr. Morgan was. I was excited to see Mr. King retire and hoped for some intelligent programming to replace Larry King Live but I see my hope was ill founded.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Suzanne

      I totally agree. I was excited and eager to see Piers Morgan become Larry's replacement. Instead I found a taped show, with a nervous and highly annoying interviewer with his constant interruptions, and totally BORING to watch! I really miss the live show and the ease at which Larry could conduct an interview.
      I`m done with this show and not going to waste another hour watching this Brit

      January 25, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. F,Fischrupp

    Piers Morgon was a bad selection for Larry King's replacement. He is rude,interrupts his guest before they can answer.He's loud and "in your face" He comes off thinking he's the star not the guests. Find someone else CNN.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Ava

    Anderson Cooper should be on 24/7 !

    January 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Jordan

    i agree with JJ up there in the comments " Piers wants to be both the asker and answerer. Piers is interruptive (especially during Condoleezza Rice's appearance)," and its annoying let them answer the questions and stay on a topic for more then 2 seconds you ask them one thing and halfway through there answer you ask them something else. Now i dont know if your excited or want to get the most array of info from your guest but it doesn't read well. On the other hand i think it was your first week and it takes some time to get the hang of it just dont let it take too long, Piers you have worlds of potential good luck Piers drill those interview eees!! =)

    January 25, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jordan

      i agree with JJ up there in the comments " Piers wants to be both the asker and answerer. Piers is interruptive (especially during Condoleezza Rice's appearance)," and its annoying let them answer the questions and stay on a topic for more then 2 seconds you ask them one thing and halfway through there answer you ask them something else. Now i dont know if your excited or want to get the most array of info from your guest but it doesn't read well. On the other hand i think it was your first week and it takes some time to get the hang of it just dont let it take too long, Piers you have worlds of potential good luck Piers drill those interview eees!! =) JJ Was someone who commented from the actual poll page if you were confused but i love the show too just want ya to slow down a bit piers and let them finish some of there answers ... hope you lots of success piers !!!

      January 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Anonymous

    It occurs to me that it's more interesting to watch an interviewer who is himself or herself flawed in some way, and Larry King was most definitely flawed. Piers tries to hold himself above his interviewees, which is boring and doesn't work. Ted Williams would be a great replacement for Larry King. LOL. Ted has his own issues, which makes him interesting in his own right. Americans want to see someone real and not someone who pretends to be perfect. At least that way even when the interviewees aren't the most exciting, the interviewer will at least be somewhat interesting in his or her own right. So yeah, Piers, if you have a personality, you'd better start showing it, or CNN needs to find someone who has one. Americans like our TV personalities the way we like our politicians– flawed and interesting instead of perfect and boring. Now, I'm not talking congenitally stupid or idiotically flawed as in Kim Kardashian flawed. You still need someone with intelligence and preferably a journalism background for credibility, but the someone shouldn't pretend to be perfect.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Makki

    How wonderful to have two dishy guys on CNN at last – Piers and Anderson!!! Congratulations Piers I stayed awake all through your show and enjoyed it. Looking forward to many years of seeing yiou on CNN. Great Job from one Brit toi another – really poroud of you!

    January 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Hal2660

    Piers Morgan comes across as too condescending, pretentious, self-absorbed, arrogant, obnoxious, pompous, rude, and boring. I don't think I will ever watch this show again, his personality and his sense of self-importance are off-putting.

    January 26, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Sherry

    Congrats Piers! I've enjoyed all the interviews and had trouble picking the best. I do agree that George & Nick Clooney should have a higher vote. I enjoyed that one a lot!
    I also believe that a way to an even better interview – Let the guest finish answering the question before going onto the next question.
    Look forward to more great shows!

    January 26, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Susan

    My favorite show is the one in which he didn't interrupt as frequently. Oh wait! That hasn't happened yet! If "Premiere Week" was supposed to make us want to continue watching, I'm afraid it failed miserably. It is just a matter of time before this program is cancelled and replaced with a more professional host.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Ricky

    The Howard Stern episode was the best. He had me laughing the whole time & he is not afraid to speak his mind..

    January 26, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  22. leda Sanford

    This guy is an insult to Americans and disgrace to the English. Arrogant, rude and with the lisp to boot. Get rid of him pronto..

    January 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. P

    I certainly hope that someone from CNN actually reads this comment section. I have watched my last Piers Morgan show. Hopefully the powers that be at CNN will realize the mistake that has been made. After all the years Larry King's presence graced CNN, his legacy is decidely lacking in professionalism. Watching Piers Morgan cross-examine his guests is physically painful. Watching Piers is like having the National Enquirer come to life. Not good.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. DonnaA

    Piers has to stop interrupting his guests. It is uncomfortable to watch.
    His interview with Joel Osteen was the worse yet. He wouldn't stop asking about the money that Joel had earned. It was cheap journalism.

    January 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Rev. Dena Rogers

    I love you Piers! I have been waiting for someone like you..handsome and brillant and a darn good interviewer.I think your interview with theJoel and Victoria was great. I am not a big fan of his, but I thought you handled him WELL....He did not fare so well to me!...he did not directly answer any ? honestly,it seemed to me, shallow at best! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!...AND I AM LOVING THE MUSIC TO THE SHOW...sounds like the beginning to "mama mia" which gives it a youthful, energy!

    January 27, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Kelly

    II watched Piers Morgan tonight and all I can is PLS. BRING BACK LARRY KING !! Piers is always interrupting the guests,he dont listen to the response he asked why? because he is busy thinking on asking the next question instead of listening to the guest. He asked Joel Olsteen about the gays and he is trying to instigate controversy so the media will talk about him to gain attention my friends are gay and they were treated with love and kindness when they went to Texas to be a part of Joel;s congregaation.
    .Piers appeared cold and arrogant he should go back to England.and they probably love him there. Oprah and Gayle both said he was good but on what? i think CNN screw up for not hiring the right person. REGIS PHILBIN would be perfect.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anonymous

      I hadn't thought of Regis, but you're right, he would be perfect.

      January 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Michael K

    I loved Gervais especially when he said that just because your offended doesn't mean your right. My least favorite had to be Oprah! She was holding back too much and not being her true self-at least from my point of view. Piers, you need to relax and find your zone, otherwise you'll be out as soon as you were in and please don't suck up to your celebrity guests! Thats just not cool!!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Javier

    As if piers wasn't annoying enough on americas got talent. Now he is doing bad interviews and supposed to be replacing Larry King. Really! He treats his guest like he treated his guests on AGT. Very Rude and obnoxious! Piers you have to remember this people took the time out to do the interview...who are you to bash them! Just do the damn interview right and people on the forums wont rip you a new one.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Andrea Helman

    Piers–maybe you need a new producer? Or a better sense of programming yourself? Or some pride? Did you really think that Howard Stern and the Kardashians were fodder for an interesting show? One ate you for dinner and the other dressed like she wanted to be desert. I tried, truly, but each time I touched in I was astounded at the vapid patter. "What do you look for in a man?" How you can crash to that level when you want to win us over.....bring back some substance shaken with some class and humor. Clooney was what you should aim for. Gervais didn't fail to intrigue. We are not the unwashed masses. You must have us confused with the singing wannabees.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Liam

    Stern was the best. He wiped the floor with Piers. I sense the main source of amusement in watching this show will be from the guests taking it over since Piers seems to have no idea how to conduct an interview.

    January 29, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. John

    Piers Morgan is NOT a journalist, period. He is a glamour-hound, who has no interviewing skills, and who is more fascinated with himself than any of his guests. It is unbelievable to me that CNN has stooped this low for a "news" program. He constantly interrupts guests, blatantly voices his own point of view, and the odor of his arrogance remains in my living room, long after the show is over. I am through with this show, and through with CNN. You were once a great news channel, now you are simply the televised version of the National Enquirer. Bye.

    May 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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