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Rick and Karen Santorum join Piers Morgan live for an exclusive sit down interview
April 24th, 2012
02:58 PM ET

Rick and Karen Santorum join Piers Morgan live for an exclusive sit down interview

Coming up this evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes back Rick and Karen Santorum. Joining Piers Morgan for their first sit down interview since the former Senator suspended his campaign for the presidency, the Santorums will be in studio, for a live exclusive.

The host first met with the Santorums and much of their family in January, prior to the South Carolina primaries. Opening up about the death of their son Gabriel, how they first met, and sharing their views on social issues, the interview is often credited with igniting Santorum's "surge," as the Pennsylvania Republican went on to win several contests in the weeks that immediately followed.

Tune in tonight at 9 p.m. as Rick and Karen Santorum detail the reasons behind the suspended campaign, and provide an update on the health of their daughter Bella. Also, "Piers Morgan Tonight" will have expert analysis and reaction to Mitt Romney's speech from New Hampshire.

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  1. RealSixty

    Piers, we watch your show regularly and like the passion you display for making America better. I have a thought on getting attention of those people in Washington who are inhibiting decision making through partisanship.
    I think we the shareholders of the government should ask the Executive branch, Congress, senate and other elected officials in Washington to take a 30% cut in pay and perks until the economic conditions improve to the liking of majority of the people in US.
    Maybe you can ask Rick Santorum this question since he wanted to be the President!
    Thanks and I am happy to have further dialogue about this topic, since I think this is the only way they can feel the pain the people in US are feeling everyday.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. JIM CARROLL INTERNET FREE PRESS

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    You can help with little or no effort by buying your gasoline across the street or down the road-just pass up Exxon-Mobil. We can bloody this giants’ nose ; the rest will get the message. Target the giant.

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    April 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Kris

    Please let this Crazy Wing Nut fade into the NIGHT. Rick Santorum or his weird wife have nothing to offer anyone...If their children need them so much, why on Earth are they not home with them?

    April 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • karen

      Kris don't forget your night prayers...nightly

      April 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. deven political watcher

    I want to know if Santorum is going to endorse Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.Truthfully Mitt Romney needs Rick,Santorums help to beat president Barrak Obama and yes i am republican.But i want obama out of office because he waited three years to do anything about this country's problems.He is now doing something so he can be reelected into office.I can promiss you if Obama wins office he is gonna have fun go to trips,do what ever he wants.You people not getting it he is tricking you.His plan was that he would have fun and do a couple thangs durring those 3 years then the 4th year he would do what he promissed in the 2008 election.Go ahead call me racist but i am not.I am just saying what i think.

    April 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. cnlt20

    Please ask how Bella is?

    April 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. nancy

    Piers-
    I am not a Rick Santorum fan, but I thought your constant questioning of his endorsement of Mitt Romney was grating and pointless. How many times did the man have to say he would support the Republican nominee?

    April 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. lucille

    Piers, I regularly hit the mute button when I watch your interviews because you constantly interrupt your guests. We tune in to hear what they have to say. Today, for example, your strained attempt to get the Santorums to say they were endorsing Mitt Romney was an embarrassment. I completely disagree with Rick Santorum on virtually every issue, yet I wanted to hear him and his wife speak, not you. Please learn how to do a proper interview. Let your guests talk.

    April 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jan

    Of all the people in the world, they should be thanking GOD for Obama-Care! What a pair they are! One thing voters should remember...if their home state fails to re-elect them then maybe there is something wrong!

    April 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. J. Clarke

    Here again Piers you let Ms. Santorum question "Obamacare" in regards to her own child's health care. She made reference that "Obamacare" was bad for her child. There was no follow-up from you as to what she meant by that or how "Obamacare" was bad for her family. Touré was absolutely correct you let people say crap with no follow-up. Piers went after Touré but no follow-up on the comments on "Obamacare".

    April 24, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Neal

    Dear Piers, it is quite obvious and you have said it numerous times that you like Rick and Karen Santorum. No one should begrudge your personal friendship with them. However, you have provided a constant platform for them and continue to do so. What is troublesome about this is that Rick Santorum is a thorough bigot and a dominionist. He holds extremist ideas of the role of government, which he seems to think is to monitor, legislate, regulate, control, and criminalize personal relationships and personal decisions. This brand of bigotry, especially that which is directed at gay and lesbian citizens of this nation, is very troublesome and goes far beyond a reasonable political position, regardless of one's party affiliation. It is disturbing to see you continuing to invite this bigot onto your program to advance what appears to be his personal religious crusade and desire for his version of a theocracy. I hope we don't have to endure any more interviews with these people on your show. You've given them far more than enough coverage. If you like them personally, please socialize with them, but not in front of us.

    April 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Normageddon

    Piers, I agree with Lucille. A little less interrupting your guests and a little more shut the hell up seem to be in order. Believe it or not, viewers watch your program not to hear your long-winded questions and interruptions, but to hear what your guests have to say. And could you possibly have been any softer on Frothy Sanatorium? He lobbed a big, fat meatball to you, and you utterly whiffed it. He gave as a reason for entering the race his daughter's health and medical needs, saying that he wanted to fight and repeal Obamacare. You completely let it pass, when what you should've been asking is why a man who has sunk so much of his personal bank account into his daughter's healthcare, despite having health insurance for her, would want to do away with the very legislation and medium by which his daughter could enjoy the same level of healthcare at a far lesser impact to his coffers. You're an amateur and a suck-up, Morgan.

    April 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Neal

      Totally agree. I know it's a delicate topic also, but what about the morality of a couple not using birth control when the woman is still ovulating at the age of 46, when we know how probable it is that the result if she gets pregnant is a severely disabled child that will be a burden to them, have very little quality of life, and cost society? That is exactly what the Santorums did because of their ideology–meanwhile condemning people for being gay who are paying for the insurance and taxes that are covering their daughter's disability. You could really challenge their morality, which seems harsh, except that they are in the business of condemning others and advocating bigotry against others who are not harming them whatsoever. The Santorums are terrible bigots, and you really give them a pass on that. So where do you stand? It's one thing to be impartial–it's quite another to let this kind of reprehensible bigotry and irresponsibility of these people go unquestioned. How in the hell are they patriots. Not at all.

      April 24, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • christie

        Their daughter is not a burden to society. That is a very hateful thing to say. They are working very hard to provide for he and love her very much. Get over yourself!

        April 25, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Personal Training Long Island

    I wish Rick and Karen Santorum the best. I hope everything turned out good with their daughter. Rick you seem like a people person I hope I'm right and I hope you never lose that.

    January 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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