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On Friday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed actor-turned-author Andrew McCarthy for a candid and engaging face to face interview.
A four-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Award, given to honor men and women who have distinguished themselves in the field of exploration, the 49-year-old addressed the "Brat Pack" label attached to him in the early 1980's as a result of his work in such films as "Pretty in Pink" and "St. Elmo's Fire."
Nearly three decades since appearing alongside his contemporaries in those iconic movies, McCarthy has successfully segued into a career as an award-winning travel writer, boasting a new memoir entitled "The Long Way Home, One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down."
During his conversation with Piers Morgan, McCarthy detailed what he believes is a reluctance by Americans to visit other parts of the world:
"I think Americans don't travel because they are afraid," he said. "I think America is a great country...but we're a very fearful country. I think most of our political decisions are all based in fear. And I think if Americans traveled, they would see that the world is a much different place than they're led to believe it is, and that they think it is, and we're very insular."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as McCarthy shares with Morgan his personal experience of how traveling "turned my perspective completely out, from being totally in."
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