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Piers Morgan is a busy guy – besides hosting his nightly show on CNN, he also remains a judge on the hottest show of the summer, "America's Got Talent." Last week he took us behind-the-scenes at a live taping – discussing how he balances both shows, what "America's Got Talent" says about America and his ongoing feud with fellow judge Howie Mandel.
"It's a snapshot of American culture, and that's why I like it so much," says Piers. "Ordinary people who do extraordinary things." As for those who say a "serious newsman" shouldn't be a talent show judge?
"Most people's lives are a mixture of serious and not so serious," Piers says. "People who get all pompous about, 'oh a serious newsman shouldn't be judging piano playing pigs,' should just get a life. Everyone does silly things in their lives, I like doing that, and occasionally on this show you get these amazing talents that come out of nowhere."
As for balance, Piers says it's a "weird" time during the summer, because "at the precise moment I'm on CNN on-air, I'm also doing this." Watch the behind-the-scenes video above, and see what Piers calls "attempted murder" on Howie Mandel.