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April 12th, 2013
03:15 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Texting with Tony Bennett; Nick Kristof on a nuclear North Korea

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.

  • Texting Tony: Campaign organized by Bennett's, Brady Campaign to halt gun violence

As gun control and firearm legislation remains a hotly debated national issue, "Piers Morgan Live" invited world-renowned singer Tony Bennett to share his position on the topic:

"Well, I just think assault weapons should be absolutely outlawed. None of this fierce - you know, no imitating the films that you see where there's all this kind of strong violence to try to hold an audience, you know," the 17-time Grammy winner told Piers Morgan. "Life's much more important than that."

Watch the interview to learn more about the text messaging campaign that he and his son – in conjunction with the Brady Campaign – have developed to help prevent future gun violence.

  • Nick on the Nukes: Kristof details life in a now nuclear North Korea

Meanwhile, as global tension grows with news that North Korea has access to a legitimate nuclear threat, Nicholas Kristof joined the program to share his unique insight into the lifestyle and the culture in the foreign land:

"You think that here is this incredibly totalitarian and brutal country. Most totalitarian country in the history of the world, perhaps, and people would be outraged by it. In fact, the brainwashing is every bit as good, I think, as the controls and people have no other source of information," explained the "The New York Times" columnist. "A radio in North Korea does not have a dial. It has fixed locations so you can't choose anything but local information."

As Thursday's program also featured a full audience, Kristof fielded a live question, in which he was asked to share details from his travels to North Korea:

"Every home that there was this speaker on the wall and what is a speaker doing on the wall? This is the - it wakes you up in the morning with propaganda. It puts you to bed at night and every home in the country essentially has that speaker," he revealed. "People have this hostility toward America, just bred into them."

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  1. Ken Corcoran

    I'm a proud Canadian that visits the USA regularily. Piers read today's Toronto Star to find out where all our gangs get their guns!

    April 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Daniel Boone

      Seems to me that 2 Star Reporters broke the law in Atlanta Georgia ... I'll be back ,,sure as Arnold was the ONLY man for the spot in the Movie TERMINATOR ,,I promise Ken in Canada I will be back. With Arrest Warrants . you watch me.
      Mr. Danny Hayatt , Georgetown, Kentucky

      April 14, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Steve

    Piers, your constant rants on guns will never come to the conclusion you hope for. You are always on air stating what "America" wants and what "Americans" want but you are not an Amercian and you have no idea what we want. You have no real understanding about the gun culture in this country and your east coast/west coast view and values do not fly in 90% of us people in the middle, or fly over country to you. I was born and raised around guns, have hunted and fished my whole life. I am educated, successful, articulate and conservative but I am by no means a radical or a "nut" as you like to call people like me. I can tell you this, you, the government, no one will ever take away our guns. If a law was ever passed that outlawed my guns, I would then become an outlaw and millions and millions or people like me would rise up and cleanse the evil that tried to take our God granted rights away from us. I have never committed a crime, never done evil, never done anything but live a good, clean, Godly life and if I want to own a semi automatic rifle or even an automatic rifle it is none of anyone's business unless I hurt someone intentionally or unintentionally, then like all things, like when driving my car, I am responsible and must pay the consequences. If however, I do no harm to anyone and some government official knocks on my door and says turn them over, then at that point I will defend myself, my property and my family by any and all means necessary. When you say you don't want our guns that we can have a handgun or a shotgun, how dare you? You don't decide what I can and cannot have sir, respectuflly, you are nothing to me or any other American. You like to look down your nose at us, call us stupid but trust me when I tell you, you will not win this battle, ever! We ran your type out of town at the end of a barrel over 200 years ago and we will do so again if necessary to anyone that infringes on our person God given rights and liberties. You just don't get it, you never will get it and that is fine but stay they hell out of our business and concentrate on your own country and monarch. You really have absolutely how deep this issue runs through our veins in this country, when we say from our cold dead hands, we mean it. I pray that you and your ilk don't succeed, not because I completely disagree with you but because there would be another civil war in this country and it would result in a war that would never end until the evil was defeated or every last gun owner was killed by a tyrannical and evil government.

    April 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Daniel Boone

      Steve, I found this 1 comment here 2 days ago and went On The Hunt. The Star News as stated by Ken Corcoran the Canadian in his comment about where Canadas Gangs get their guns is real and not hard to track online. The Star has a Webpage and on that page is the GUN PIPELINE article broken down in segments. Seems Jayme Poisson And David Bruser took it upon their Canadian Citizen Selves to Pose as Americans in Atlanta Georgia and Use the ARMSLIST classified online ads to hook up with a guy named Bob who drove a Grand Prix and sold them a Cheap Handgun in a Starbucks Parking Lot no Questions asked. A Felony I believe. I have forwarded the info to David Cordera at the EXaminer gun rights site and we shall see what H_LL can be raised about this Crime Against the U.S. by 2 Canadian News Reporters playing games with our Gun Laws On The Books. Niceread you posted, hopefully see you at TheTruthAboutGuns my new friends online. Danny Hyatt

      April 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shepherdgregory

      'FAO Gun Nut #1.

      God granted rights?Where does a Scottish King's Bible come into this?Did you know that God told Adomnan to go back fromwhence he came?Like you always tell Piers?

      In English...

      April 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Daniel Boone

    Thank you Steve, The Color of America is Colorfull. Look at ourflag , Red , White & Blue , sewn by Betsy Ross. Presented to George Washington. Britain is not worth mentioning,,so I won't. Kentucky , my home state is. so I will . Kentucky is really 3 sounds , came from Indian not White man.. Kin – Tuk – Kee .. means Dark And Bloody Ground. Not my doing. I was born in Lexington , In 1958. What Steve says is 100% true. I cannot write as well as Steve, but I'd bet $50.00 I can shoot just as good as he can,,or anyone he knows. Thats the beauty of being an American Gun Owner/ Shooter.. to quote my new friend at TheTruthAboutGuns ,,, We Have Guns & We Are EVERYWHERE .

    April 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shepherdgregory

      Not worth mentioning,and you just did.

      Was all that in English,my good chap?Haven't you got chickens to catch?

      April 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Daniel Sampsel

    Mr. Morgan,
    I am patiently awaiting your avowal of self-deportation if the "gun control" measures failed to be passed. We are confident in you being a man of your word, correct?

    April 17, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    I agree with Tony. Life is so precious and anything that can threaten someone’s life should be banned. I am also someone who wasn’t raised around guns so maybe my opinion isn’t as valid because I don’t understand it as well as those who are brought up around it. Either way something needs to be done to stop violence.

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