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Tonight: Robin Meade Guest Hosts, welcomes Jane Fonda, Chris Noth, and families from Newtown
February 13th, 2013
04:17 PM ET

Tonight: Robin Meade Guest Hosts, welcomes Jane Fonda, Chris Noth, and families from Newtown

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" continues "Guest Host Week," handing the keys to HLN's lead anchor, Robin Meade.

One night after being preempted for Barack Obama's State of the Union address, tonight the primetime program returns for a full hour, as Meade invites a handful of guests to share their insight and expertise on some of America's most talked about topics.

As the Carnival Triumph remains at sea, family members of passengers, as well as travel experts, will all attempt to place the nightmarish voyage into proper perspective.

Meanwhile, the host of "Morning Express with Robin Meade" will continue the conversation on "Guns in America," as now two months removed from the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., she'll visiting with families impacted by the heart-breaking events.

Additionally, Meade will also add some celebrity spice to her guest hosting stint, as she'll welcome Jane Fonda, and then Chris Noth, for a pair of primetime exclusive interviews.

Tune in at 9, as the 1992 winner of the Miss Ohio pageant brings her mix of personality and professionalism to the "Piers Morgan Tonight" studio.
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    Welcome to prime time, Robin!!! What a pleasant surprise to see you in prime time!

    February 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Stetson Hall

    Please replace Pierce Morgan with Robin Meade – she is fantastic!

    February 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Thomas Plummer

    Robin Meade might be the worst interviewer on television next to Gayle King. She is not ready for prime time and this is a horrible show tonight. She has no listening skills and just asks random questions that the person already answered. Painful to watch.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • artistbooks

      You're being much too kind, Mr, Plummer. I say fire the new guy for putting her on this show. Jane Fonda is keeping the show from sinking rather than the hostess making it newsworthy. Go, Jane! (Hey, she'd make a great newswoman/hostess.)

      February 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • justin

        Robin Meade is the reason I watch the news, so those who trash talk her, shut the hell up. If yall think she's terrible, then dont watch her.

        February 13, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • cr

      If she doesn't have listening skills, just what does Piers Morgan have?

      February 14, 2013 at 12:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • artistbooks

        A brain.

        February 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mandy

      Totally agree with you. Please don't make this woman a regular. She has no skill, finesse, or talent in interviewing people. The questions were low-level and since when does an interviewer not allow their guest to answer the questions. Robin Meade, in an interview it is about the guest – not you.

      February 14, 2013 at 1:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. elizabeth somers

    please do not replace Piers Morgan with Robin Meade – i prefer an intellectual as an inquirer.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nicholas Smith

      I renamed my AR-15 "Piers" because it is loud, chatters endlessly, and is extremely dangerous unless carefully and forcefully aimed.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mary

    Please let people know that there is nothing better than a cruise vacation, it all depends on the cruise line. Carnival Cruise line has had many problems and like they say you get what you pay for.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Reza Rowhani

    Jane, you are the epitome of coolness!

    February 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nicholas Smith

      A rattlesnake is cool, too.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • artistbooks

        Are you referring to a snake being cool because it's cold blooded? Fail.

        February 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Duncan McKeeve

    Ask Fonda why she was a traitior to the US sevicemen captured in Vietnam.Hanoi Joan. She corobarated with an enemy of the US. when will she admit and apoligise. Traitor!! lets see if you will field this\\\\\\\\\\\/

    February 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nicholas Smith

      Most of us will never forget that, or forgive it either, and the only reason Ted Turner married her was that she told him she was a virgin.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • artistbooks

        Are you sharing a brain?

        February 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • artistbooks

      Jane Fonda has apologized for her actions so many times. Let it go, my friend, and be in the here and now.

      February 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • artistbooks

      Jane Fonda has apologized for her actions every time she is asked that question.. Let it go, my friend, and be in the here and now.

      February 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • artistbooks

      Every time she is asked about her actions in North Vietnam, she apologizes. Mr. McKeeve, it would do you a world of good to practice mindfulness.

      February 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Liz

    Would like more info about Jane Fonda's one billion rising. Is there a web site?

    February 13, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Art V.

      Boycott "Hanoi" Jane Fonda

      She is directly responsible for the deaths of 3 American Soldiers during her visit to Hanoi during the Vietnam war.

      She owes America an apology.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. DON

    Robin Meade is fabulous!..
    Fun and professional at the same time..
    Hope she gets more gigs like this.
    Watch out Piers..

    February 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. duncan mckeeve

    This show was a load of nothing. No questions were asked of traitor fonda. A load of guff. We are all against violence in any form against women. However if the country is at war you do not expect your 'film stars' to sleep with the enemy whilst the servicemen are being tortured. She shoul loose her citizenship and apologise to the brave sevice heros

    February 13, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nicholas Smith

      She should have been jailed when she got home from Viet Nam, but Somebody must have been protecting her. Was that feinatic Feinstein in Congress then? I forget.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Cliff

    Worst interviewer ever. On top of the traitor (Fonda) incorrectly stating Valentines day was a day to honor women, when its a day for couples to honor one another. Ridiculous.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Joanne

    CNN is this the best you can do? Robin Meade is totally inarticulate, makes grammatical errors and can't pronounce LES MISERABLES. The "s" on the end is silent. How difficult is it to check the pronunciation? Really insulting putting this airhead opposite the very intelligent and articulate Jane Fonda. But then as Fonda just said, the decision makers are men. Robin Meade might do well as a receptionist but don't put her on Prime Time TV!

    February 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Jacki Gansch

    Poor Jane Fonda. She came on CNN to promote a great cause and to inform the public. But the total airhead "interviewing" her spent more time babbling about oscars and valentines. I am embarrassed for her (Meade) but she seems to be unaware of how horrible she was. She wasn't listening. She had no good questions. A real lightweight. But at least her teeth are white. CNN knows what's important.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nicholas Smith

      Hanoi Jane should just be getting out of jail now, if there had been any real justice in our government in the '60's.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. mary hoover

    Tonite you had Jane Fonda as a guest....I find this very offensive...while my 19 yr. old nephew died in the jungle of Viet Nam , she was on the radio for North Viet was hard enough to see her not held any fashion, but to see her in all her glory on your program, was extremely painful....forgiving is not a problem, but it is not possible to forget

    February 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. scitizen

    Jane Fonda?

    February 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. J Rosenberger

    I was sickened to see the traitor Jane "hanoi jane" fonda on your program. Shame on you and your show!!

    February 14, 2013 at 12:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Carol DePetrillo

    I just wanted to say how offended I was as a woman, that you would talk about what people are wearing at the Oscars. You had a great opportunity to interview an intelligent woman about a Great cause...Instead you turned it into a mockery. I turned on this show expecting a serious interview, instead I witnessed an insult to woman across the planet.

    February 14, 2013 at 1:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nicholas Smith

      Hanoi Jane is a traitor.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Beth

    MS. JANE FONDA!......I am going to use tomorrow (Valentines's Day) to smother ALL THE MALES in my life with affection and respect.....that includes my two wonderful sons, my Dad, my brother, my uncles, my grandfather, male friends and co-workers with AFFECTION and RESPECT! Reality check Ms. Fonda... NOT ALL MALES ARE BAD! I resent your radical feminist views spewing disrespect and resentment of males when there are bad apples in BOTH genders. I am one WOMAN who never bought into this feminist "myth" of so called female 'POWER".......I don't want to ever have "power" over anyone! Why don't you focus on a more URGENT cause like protection of rapidly disappearing wildlife species and climate know really URGENT ISSUES! I'll respect you then.

    February 14, 2013 at 1:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Alexandre Silva

    As a Brazilian, I would like to express here that I enjoyed the interview Jane Fonda gave, specially regarding to Valentines Day acroos the globe with people rising against violence on women. Very Imortant. What I would like to add is that in Brazil we do not celebrate Valentines day BUT, what Jane Fonda forgot to mention is that when she visited us recently whe had the oppportunity to know the progress Brasil has made in this matter. Here we have a specific law to handle violente against women. It is called Law Maria da Penha. And there are also the Womem Police Station where all servants of law are prepared to received specially women who sufferred violence by men. This is a huge progress that could be followed by others and is reducing the violence against women in Brazil. Thank you very much.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Nicholas Smith

    The only reason Ted Turner married Jane Fonda was that she told him she was a virgin.

    February 14, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • artistbooks

      My guess is that you're still sharing a brain. D o y o u u n d e r s t a n d t h i s ?

      February 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Amy

    Please do not invite Robin Meade to host again. She is inarticulate, does not listen, asks inane questions, and was an overall embarrassment to watch. "How do you feel?" is not what one asks to begin a discussion with the spouse of a Sandy Hook victim. Her RESPONSE to their answers were utterly superficial, as was her affect. And who cares what the venerable Jane Fonda thinks about Valentine's Day? There was so much more I wanted to hear from her. These are but two brief examples of bad interviews. Robin Meade was an awful choice. I look forward to Piers Morgan's return.

    February 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Reblogged this on PressPlay247.

    February 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Gloria

    Nicholas, your comments are so ignorant and I'll informed. Are you 12 years old?

    February 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. HLN Watcher

    I am a watcher of HLN but when I saw her office and all she has is pictures of herself all throughout , I got a strong impression that she has a pride and vanity issue. She should show a little humility It really put a bad taste in my mouth about watching Morning Express.

    January 26, 2014 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply

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