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Tonight’s episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight” is a show for every American. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or Republican. It doesn’t matter if you support President Obama or will be voting for the next GOP candidate. It doesn’t matter if you’re teacher, a doctor, a janitor, a banker, a mother, a father or in my case, a producer.
If you are part of the 99% or know someone who is, tonight's "Piers Morgan Tonight," live at 9pmET, is for you.
As more and more Americans are coming forward with their stories of struggle, unemployment, lack of health insurance and financial stability, we decided to create a show centered around sharing these stories. We are asking the tough questions on what this country should do next. Michael Moore, the outspoken activist, author and documentarian, will be joining Piers tonight for an in-depth discussion on where he thinks this country is heading and what should be done next.
When we put out a call for people to share their stories with us, I never imagined the type of response we would get. I spoke to Lindsey, a graduate student getting her Masters in teaching, with thousands of dollars of student debt and no health care, wondering if she would be employed upon graduation. I spoke to Alan, a 56-year-old man who was laid off and lost his home to foreclosure. He is now living with roommates, working in retail just to get health insurance and a steady pay check. Marsha, a grandmother of five, can’t find work as a seamstress so she spends her days knitting hats for the people at Occupy Wall Street hoping to make a difference. Donna, an unemployed mother of two young boys in New Jersey, was excited to come to the show and share her story, but she had to choose between the cost of the train ticket and paying her $800 a month health insurance.
These are just some of the stories we encountered from people all over the country and they are representative of so many more. No matter how you feel about the President, Michael Moore, Occupy Wall Street or the 99%... we are hoping tonight’s dialogue sheds some light for 100% of Americans. Tune in tonight 9pmET.
You can also join the conversation by tweeting using #OccupyPiersTonight as well as using the call-in number (877) 648-3639.