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As Monday saw the world lose a remarkably polarizing and divisive leader with the passing of Margaret Thatcher, last night "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Rudy Giuliani and his first-hand perspective on the late British Prime Minister:
"She gave me the one and only 'Margaret Thatcher Medal.' Unfortunately, after she gave me that medal, it was supposed to be a yearly thing, she got very ill and she wasn't able to give another one. So I possess the one and only 'Margaret Thatcher Medal,' of which I'm extraordinarily proud, because she was a hero and a role model for me in many of the things that I did as mayor of New York," noted the former Republican presidential candidate."
Additionally, Monday evening also saw "Piers Morgan Live" delve into some of the details surrounding "the tension-filled Korean Peninsula," inviting a panel of educated experts to share their insight:
"It's serious, but not in the way people think. I do not believe we are on the cusp or the precipice of an intentional conflict," said Richard Hass, president of the Council on Foreign Affairs. "If a conflict were to happen, I really think it would be more through stumbling."
CNN's Fareed Zakaria, meanwhile, noted another nation he feels has the ability to imapct the entire conflict:
"China is the key. And the reason China is the key is remember that North Korea is one of the most, if not the most isolated country in the world. It trades with no one. China provides it with 50 percent of its food, 80 percent of its fuel. And it could stop doing that."
Author Douglas Brinkley used his platform on the program to better explain how the U.S. might be communicating with a land led by the unpredictable Kim Jong Un:
"I don't know how you negotiate with these people. I'm sure we're doing it on a subterranean level. But we don't want to give any serious credence to a country that is this kind of despicable rogue nation like North Korea is."
Meanwhile, as Monday also brought Barack Obama to Hartford, Conn., where he delivered an aggressive address citing the need for stricter gun law, last night Piers Morgan invited Jennifer Palmieri to join the program with additional insight as to the commander in chief's stance on firearms:
"As you know, this is something that the president, as you know, feels really personally deeply about," said the White House Director of Communications. "This is why soon after the shooting [at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14th,] we took a lot of steps, every step, as a matter of fact, that we could take within the administration to take any sort of action that we could to improve background checks."
As the primetime interview continued, Palmieri detailed specific elements that are pacing the debate on gun control, along with the ways in which each issue is being viewed by the White House:
"Assault weapons ban, we know, is going to be really tough. We think that there should be a vote on it anyway because we do think that should be the law. We think background checks have a very good chance. We think that with such a big majority of Americans supporting it and we do see, we've had some discussions on both sides of the aisle with people over the last couple of weeks, of senators back in our home states. And we think that we feel there's just not any reason in the world why we shouldn't be able to do this unless people want to let politics stand in the way."