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March 15th, 2013
01:16 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – Free The Children, Martin and Mia on Faith, and "Stupidville", Ohio

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • Free The Children: We Day

Joining Piers Morgan for a face to face conversation, Craig Kielburger spoke passionately about inspiring young people to create change, the fundamental theme of his organization "Free The Children."

"There's a full-year program that runs in schools, getting kids fired up around service," he explained, as his "We Day" event is scheduled to make it's first U.S. stop in Seattle on March 27th. "Just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic, is critical learning on social issues."

  • Martin and Mia: Faith Restored

Meanwhile, joining Kielburger as part of the live program, actors and activists Martin Sheen and Mia Farrow spoke of their faith, and the spirit of humanity. On the heels of Wednesday's election of Pope Francis, Farrow revealed her own struggles with Catholicism:

"I did lose faith in Rome," said Farrow, referencing various instances of violence and death in Africa. "I was horrified that the Pope, at the time of the Rwanda massacre – this is a Catholic country, Rwanda – made no attempt to go there, and to halt the killing. I mean, who among us would not have tried."

Sheen shared his story of first-hand horrors driving him back to his faith:

"The final act in that progression was a time I spent in India," said the Emmy award winner. "I was there with son Emilio [Estevez], and we were both just overwhelmed by the level of poverty. Poverty has a smell, it has a flesh and a blood, and up close and personal it will get to you."

  • Lords: They call Steubenville "Stupidville"

Thursday's episode of "Piers Morgan Live" also continued the conversation on the ongoing rape trial currently taking place in Steubenville, Ohio. A Steubenville-native, and rape victim herself, actress Traci Lords shared her experience exclusively with Morgan:

"I think there is a thickness in that city," said the 44-year-old former adult film star. "I just couldn't stay silent about it, because it affected me so deeply. I was so horrified by these images, and the way that this young girl was treated. I got really angry, so I wrote a song called 'Stupidville,' which is what all the locals in Steubenville, Ohio used to called Steubenville."

  • R.J. Cutler: You Don't Know Dick

Morgan, meanwhile, also used his program to navigate the choppy waters between politics and film, inviting documentary maker R.J. Cutler to share his experiences having recently wrapped up a movie on former Vice President Dick Cheney:

"History will certainly, I think, consider Dick Cheney in the context of what makes a democracy succeed, and what is problematic for a democracy," said the man behind such well-known works as "The September Issue" and "The War Room." "Which is to say we need men and women with conviction to represent us in Washington, we need leaders who believe in things."

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  1. matthew

    forgive me I need to say something..Is pAT BOONE a racist? he hates the Pres.?..these things should be discussed at your kitchen table..NOT for the entire world to read..this is called "graveyard talk" if he's perfect..his marriage was about to break up..Perry Como counseled him yrs ago..then they got bk together & when Debby was born Perry Como was asked to be her Godfather...Andy Williams did not like the Pres either..he made it know & then he lost his careful Mr. Boone ...

    March 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Why if you want to believe in a faith in god, such as Catholism, you have to seek and meet approval from Italy ( ROME) and be driven mentally non-stop to give hard earned money thats never enough and to support most of Italt's economy, To follow the word of some hundred wobbeing Cardinals and a Grand Pope? dosent god preach freewill and learning everyday, not to have so called leaders give permission todo or dont or be excommunicated. Its crazy peolpe let self appointed leaders to call the shots in your life and leave your family vulnerable if they direct you wrong. The world of God is free and taught and preached to guide you not controll you. This electing of the Pope show was Insane and Imature!

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