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April 15th, 2013
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"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Malnutrition rampant in North Korea, the threat level analyzed, and Kid Rock locked and loaded

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  • Malnutrition rampant in North Korea: More than half a million died in 90's

As news of North Korea's nuclear weapons program continues to bring about global tension, on Friday John Sifton joined "Piers Morgan Live" to add his insight into what life is like within the foreign land:

"One of the most amazing things is the malnutrition, the acute malnutrition that's going on. A lot of people think about the crimes against humanity, and they think of kinetic force, you think of violence," explained the Asia Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch. "The fact is in North Korea, the crimes against humanity were starvation. In the '90s, somewhere between half a million and 1.1 million people died as a direct result of poor governance, and decisions by the North Korean regime to withhold aid or divert aid, divert food from certain North Koreans and give it instead to the military."

  • America's role: Experts analyze the threat level from North Korea

Meanwhile, from an international standpoint, Robert Gallucci and Victor Cha visited with Piers Morgan, adding their insight to the role of the United States, and to the severity of the threat as compared to others in years past:

"If I was in that job now, I would probably be sitting in Washington waiting for the current crisis to pass," said Gallucci, the former chief North Korea negotiator for President Clinton. "I don't think it is plausible, no matter how enthusiastic one might be, for negotiations with North Korea as a method of settling it by nonviolent means. I don't think it's plausible that in this atmosphere, one would be negotiating."

Cha, meanwhile, helped to explain how the current situation in North Korea differs from others that have come before it:

"The level of rhetoric we've seen from North Korea compared to what we've seen in the past, you know, in 1994 when Bob [Gallucci] was negotiating, and also in 2005, 2007, they are way off the scale in terms of their rhetoric," explained the former Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. "The actions, the fact that they're standing up missiles, pointing them in the direction of the Korean peninsula, in Japan and U.S. territories, I think these are all signs that things are a little bit different."

  • "Rock the Vote": Musician Kid Rock's views on politics, and gun control

Also as part of Friday's program, the host sat down with Kid Rock, who revealed his stance on firearms and gun control:

"I've got one," shared the the man born Robert James Ritchie. "I need to have one. When I go to Detroit, I never come into Detroit without my gun, ever, right by my side, loaded, ready."

A five-time Grammy Award nominee, Rock supported Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, a decision he says, that ruffled it's fair share of feathers:

"So many people got their panties in a bunch. And as a musician, you know, as a rock and roll musician, you - you want to find ways to piss off - piss people off. If I'd have known people got up so upset, I'd have gotten into politics years ago," he admitted. "It makes people so upset. I mean look, but at the end of the day, really, it's like, come on, it's OK to have a different viewpoint and to voice it."

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. James Kovich

    What about bio

    April 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    April 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Aaron Bennett

    Does it not shock people that at the same time we sit back observing the lack of human rights in N. Korea......we have similar behavior with the Church of Scientology in the West ? Malnutrition.....kidnapping......human torture.......see: NOTE: With all the evidence that continues to surface, the IRS sanctions the Church of Scientology as a religious organization thus absolving it of paying tax ? And the world's most popular movie star (Tom Cruise) is also the 3rd most powerful/influential Scientologist in the "Church". What does this say about OUR values ? I suggest we get much of our own house in order...first. Translation: Tax the Church of not attend Tom Cruise films until the actor condemns vs preaches the benefits of his 'religion'...Ask the questions and make people accountable including elected officials for answers. do it NOW !

    April 15, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jason B

      Well said Aaron. I never watch Tom Cruise movies anyway, but it has nothing to do with his Scientology links.

      April 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Here Be Dragons

        Who you watch every night.

        April 18, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jim Mize

    I read Piers Morgan's opinion on the Senate vote on banning guns. Sounds like a crybaby to me...not used to losing

    April 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Tony


    Will you be deporting yourself as you promised.... Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!

    April 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jon

    So when are you gong to keep your word Piers Morgan and deport yourself. Or does that just not go along with your agenda and proves how much of a lie you are.

    April 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. tammy

    Seen your show with Kid Rock, regarding his 20.00 ticket prices.........thats a joke !!!!! How is it that as soon as tickets go on sale, they only have lawn left. And all these ticket agencys have all the good seats selling for 100.00 to 600.00 dollars. I cant afford that !!! How does that happen ????? Sounded good but didnt work, if ya want a good seat you have to pay scalpers 100's of dollars. Not right !!!!!! Knew it was too good to be true 🙁

    April 21, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. A. Taylor

    I'm so fed up w/the stupid, intelligence insulting and repudiative questions these journalists ask. And also these foreigners trying to sell their views and beliefs on us. Piers is especially guilty, makes the most pea-brained liberal sound sensible.

    April 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shepherdgregory


      You're a nation of immigrants,buddy,quid pro quo:Magna Carta,KJB,and English.

      That enough for starters?

      April 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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