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April 17th, 2013
03:31 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Married amidst aftermath, babysitter remembers a victim, and Yankees honor Red Sox

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  • Staying on Course: Marathon ends with marriage

As "Piers Morgan Live" continued it's coverage of the bombings in Boston and the respective emotional aftermath, on Tuesday evening Robert Watling and Kelli Johnston joined the program with their unique story of racing, romance, and resiliency.

Avid runners, Watling and Johnston participated in Monday's marathon together, and followed through on their plan to wed later that same evening:

"Terrorists, their ultimate goal is to alter our way of life and to stop us from carrying out our normal activities," stated the recent groom. "I was even more determined when we figured out it was an act of terrorism that we were not going to be deterred from moving forward and proceeding with our wedding."

The blushing bride, meanwhile, described a day of mixed feelings:

"Today has been filled with all sorts of emotions for us, from elation of what we accomplished yesterday, both with the race and our wedding, but going to the opposite extreme, just such sorrow and grief for all the victims, and even the people that couldn't finish," she told Piers Morgan. "Everybody running the race yesterday put in a ton of hard work to get here. So to not be able to complete it would be frustrating for me as well. So it's in indescribable, really."

  • A Babysitter remembers: Girl who watched Martin Richard reflects

Also as part of Tuesday's program, Caitlin Doyle offered a unique perspective on the tragedy that has ripped through Boston.

A 17-year-old babysitter, Doyle regularly watched Martin Richard – the youngest of the three to lose their lives in the bombings – and spoke emotionally and honestly about the child she knew well:

"Every time I babysat him, as soon as I walked through the door, he came running towards me. And he just had a big, bright smile that nobody could ever forget. He was never sad or down, he was always happy and cheerful and ready to go," she remembered, before going on to explain the moment she learned the devastating news of Richard's death. "It was really difficult to deal with. Especially right when I had heard because I wasn't home. So I went home immediately and I just broke down. There's just no words to describe it. It's just so tragic."

  • Yankees and Red Sox team up: New York pays tribute in wake of Boston bombings

Additionally, as the program aired a special live midnight show, Christine Brennan joined Morgan, weighing in on a friendly gesture that crossed otherwise enemy lines.

On Tuesday evening, the New York Yankees paid tribute to the Red Sox by blasting "Sweet Caroline" – Boston's unoffical baseball anthem – throughout their stadium:

"When I first heard about this, I got a tear in my eye," admitted the decorated sports columnist. "It speaks to how we do come together. It sounds like a cliche, and boy I wish we never had to discuss this again. But we do rally and we do come together. And all of a sudden, Yankees, Red Sox means almost nothing. It's such a fierce rivalry, but right now they're all together as one, and I think that was a wonderful moment at Yankee Stadium."

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  1. Dan

    Gun laws failed in the Senate. KEEP TO YOUR WORD PIERS AND KICK ROCKS. Please let US know if you need help packing I will be glad to help. All I ask is that you don't run your mouth until your on the plane. Its been real but not real nice. hey hey good buy the 2nd amendment will never die.

    April 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Scott


      April 17, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      I second that. The stupidity and knuckle-dragging is becoming absurd. How is a background check remotely controversial? The bill did NOT state past and present owners would be re-processed, and it did NOT state guns would be confiscated. Yet checking on people before they make a firearm purchase is unreasonable?

      April 17, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mister Peebles

        Sorry, I don't second that initial commentator's opinion, but I stand by my words that the PRO-gun lobby are selfish knuckle-draggers.

        I don't understand how a background check is controversial. Law abiding citizens have nothing to fear.

        April 17, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • truegrit1

      I It took more than the NRA to coerce 47 Senators into willfully subverting the expressed wishes of the People;
      The politically active and secretive Society founded by the father of the Koch brothers was probably involved
      The John Birch Society is headquartered in Wisconsin and has Chapters in every State/. Koch and the Birch Society
      have their fingerprints all over the Tea Party and the dirt in the 2012 election.

      The People can express their outrage with their ballot in 18 months. Get rid of the Retrogressives and replace them with Progressives, and move America forward. Take power out of the Hands of the Koch brothers, the Birch Society, the Tea Party. .

      April 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jason B

        NONSENSE! It took the people of this country standing up and telling our Senators and Representatives to vote against this abomination of amendments – every single one. And don't believe the 90% for gun control nonsense of lies the wh**e Obama keeps spewing. I hope every single Democrat and progressive Republican up for reelection loses this next cycle.

        April 17, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Here Be Dragons

      'Buy the Second Amendment?How much?I've got chump change...

      April 18, 2013 at 6:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jim

    Piers – I guess it is not hard to figure out what senators have the NRA in their pockets. Well can you publish and announce on your show who voted against the bill. Call them to get their response and ask them on the air what kind of rocks they have in their heads. I could say more but what good would it do.

    April 17, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Here are the vote results for the Manchin amendment to ensure background checks for firearms purchases.

      The Congress is great for: 1) Naming Post Offices & 2) Doing absolutely nothing

      April 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jason B

      Wrong, the only thing the pompous a$$ Morgan needs to do on air is proclaim he's going to honor his promise of LEAVING the USA! Get the he** out now!

      April 17, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mister Peebles

        So getting rid of people you disagree with is productive? That's extremely un-American, not unlike authoritarian regimes that kick out dissidents.

        This country was founded on immigrants, and has become a home to thousands of different people and cultures. The thought of removing people who don't share your political views is profoundly self-centered and hypocritical.

        April 17, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jason B

        WRONG! Are you illiterate too Peebles? Piers Morgan has declared on air at least once, maybe more, that if the gun control nonsense didn't pass, he was going to leave the US and give up his "citizenship" here. I'm just stating he needs to keep his promise, and not become a bigger liar.

        April 18, 2013 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        If that was his promised, then it's on him to honor it.

        If he doesn't leave, it wouldn't be unlike his opponents who lie and coerce others into believing hype and rhetoric, and continually move the goal posts for their own gain.

        April 18, 2013 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
      • truegrit1

        Officials that are cowardly with their vote or work to subvert the will of a large majority of the nation, are not fit to hold office

        April 18, 2013 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Here Be Dragons

        I am hereby ordering the withdrawal of Magna Carta,King James Bible,and the English language from the New World that has now sailed off the edge,and we're taking it a month at a time,cinemas and schools...

        April 18, 2013 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scott

    Time to go piers, keep to your word, the american people have spoken.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • truegrit1

      45 Senators have spoken and not the People.
      The People get to speak on the Senators vote in 18 months

      April 18, 2013 at 2:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Gregory

    Goodbye... or are you a liar?

    April 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Here Be Dragons

      He's a LIAR!

      Twenty Candles.

      April 18, 2013 at 6:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. MollyJ

    While signing off Miss Soto tonight... I was appalled to hear Piers refer to the deaths of the innocent children at Newtown as being "BLOWN TO PIECES!" Nice. Way to have a little tact and sensativity.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      It was rough language, but he wasn't lying. Do you actually think these victims died gracefully with little pain and suffering? People should be outraged that the idea of slaughtering innocent lives inside an Elementary School is even remotely part of the American psyche.

      April 17, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jason B

        What do you know Peebles? You always show up, talking a bunch of nonsense straight out your @$$.

        April 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        Really? Nonsense? What was nonsense about what I said? Maybe you live in a perfect world where hate, evil, and violence don't exist, in which case you might be excusably ignorant of suffering and death.

        Nothing I said was a lie. Insulting me with crass language does nothing to further your point.

        April 17, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • MollyJ

        Peeples. NO, of course I do not think that they "died gracefully without pain or suffering." That is not the point. It was just insensitive. I mean, he was talking to the sister of someone killed in that school. You could see it in her face, she closed her eyes and shuttered when those words came out of his mouth. It was unnecessary and very insensitive.

        April 17, 2013 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • truegrit1

        I agree with you Peebles. There is nothing gained by hiding the truth.

        April 18, 2013 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lee

    I really feel sorry for the children and the people who died at the Sandy Hook school. From the onset I feel that the blame should have been placed on who or why the children and the people there were completely unprotected.

    Seems to me that everytime a tradgedy like this happens, there one common pattern, the good people are unarmed and the murderers are armed. I believe this happens because gun-control laws, while well intentioned, disarm law-abiding citizens and are totally ignored by criminals.

    April 17, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Don't put the cart before the horse.

      This country has a violence problem. What causes people to commit crime, the majority of which is for economic gain? Drug addiction, poverty, desperation, mental illness, and lack of opportunities.

      Reasonable gun control is part of a multifaceted approach towards reducing crime. The inability of the Senate to pass universal background checks defies logic. They said "no" for the sake of saying "no".

      A law abiding citizen has nothing to fear when being checked for a criminal record or severe mental health problems.

      April 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • truegrit1

      I believe it is in the Philippines that some restaurants have signs telling patrons to check their guns
      I think that retrogressive idea about arming everyone, would take us back to the old west and the unwelcome violence of that era. We would end up similar to Mexico where the police have lost control.

      April 18, 2013 at 3:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jason B

        Sorry truegrit, the violence and drug cartel takeover in Mexico is because the Mexican government has outlawed and banned ALL guns, so common, law abiding citizens cannot protect themselves. Exactly the type of thing dictator fool Obama and his minions want here.

        April 18, 2013 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Here Be Dragons

    Hey Jason.


    Can you clarify what you're calling The President Of The United States Of America?

    April 18, 2013 at 6:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jason B

      Would be happy to but the CNN censor bot won't allow me to post it.

      April 18, 2013 at 8:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jason B

      let's reveal different missing letters. I'm sure you can put them together...
      The word you can't figure out is w*ore

      April 18, 2013 at 8:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Here Be Dragons

        And the Reps couldn't beat Him in a month of Sundays(memories of Palin crying on stage–sweet...)

        April 18, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
      • Jason B

        Not too fond of her either, so will let you have that memory Dragon 🙂

        April 18, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. Here Be Dragons

    Fao Scott

    Piers is STAYING!

    A Great Briton in a superior job,all the Americans working for him just like Allan Pinkerton who is currently spinning in his grave:bestriding the Yanks like a Colossus who YOU WATCH EVERY NIGHT!

    It's like Boston never happened all those years ago.We make the best leaders,Period.SAS Number One,Who Dares Wins.

    April 18, 2013 at 6:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Scales From Their Yankee Eyes

      I agree!

      April 18, 2013 at 7:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Scales From Their Yankee Eyes

    Better educated,mannered,cultured,better accents(ask your women,fill my bed with them,two makingbreakfastrightnow),
    not afraid of our own shadows/The Commie Mob who never really existed in the first place leading to the persecution of
    Arthur Miller who then wrote 'The Crucible',and finally–and I LOVE this bit–fight Nazi Germany for SIX years alongside the bravest of them all,first into space,our fellow Europeans Russia who you never give any credit to either,and the SAS aren't training you anymore 'til you show concern toward the death of 19 of your own kids. (Strangers,right?)

    Twenty Candles.

    April 18, 2013 at 7:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Scales From Their Yankee Eyes

    It's a bit higgledy-piggledy,isn't it?

    But you get the drift.

    Prepare for recolonisation,and we're removing fingers,cold...

    April 18, 2013 at 7:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Here Be Dragons

    Your sobriquet refers to the Civil War,as featured in 'Tennessee Home' by Glen Campbell,and is rather outdated.

    April 18, 2013 at 7:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Scales From Their Yankee Eyes

    Whose side are you on anyway?

    April 18, 2013 at 7:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Here Be Dragons

    Just saying!We don't want to be as boorish as them,do we?

    April 18, 2013 at 7:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Scales From Their Yankee Eyes


    What does THAT mean?Do I need to start reading dictionaries here?

    April 18, 2013 at 7:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Here Be Dragons

      Maybe you do.Or you could AT LEAST change the name:we HAVE to remain more cultured,and expanding your vocabulary
      would be advantageous.

      April 18, 2013 at 7:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Scales From Their Yankee Eyes

        How pious are you?You're turning into them saying a Scottish King told them to buy bullets for their God-given guns when
        the bloody place is a SWAMP!THERE'S NO-ONE THERE!NOT UNTIL THE MAYFLOWER!!!!

        More cultured?You sound as deluded as those Protestants with their 1611 Books...

        April 18, 2013 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
      • Steve in mo

        Absolutely Scales. That book is my most beloved and used book in my library. 🙂

        April 18, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  15. Here Be Dragons

    Sorry you're stuck in the past.

    April 18, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Scales From Their Yankee Eyes


      YOU'RE the one with the sobriquet from maps before Colombus proved the Earth was round!

      April 18, 2013 at 8:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jason B

        Liberal idiot with the revisionist history. The world KNEW the world was round. What the rest of the world, especially seafarers, told Columbus was that it was too long a trip to cross the ocean to get to India.

        There was never anything about falling off the edge; but you "skeptic" fools love to tell that lie don't you? Cursed you are though for lying to our children and teaching that as curriculum.

        April 18, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  16. shepherdgregory

    Can we PLEASE talk about Newtown?You'll be talking about Sputnik next!And the Moon landings!(Faked:I saw a program)

    April 18, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Here Be Dragons

      We will,we will,but I'm just in the midst of purchasing the Argo on e-Bay to push off the edge with Jason as cap'n....

      April 18, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Scales From Their Yankee Eyes

    Glad you like it,Steve,but I'm sure you can attest there isn't anything about the USA as divinely decreed to own guns!

    April 18, 2013 at 8:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • shepherdgregory

      Can we PLEASE stop talking about Scotch Bibles from yesteryear–had enough of that at Sunday School even before I was caught climbing out the window–and get back to Newtown?

      Hopefully arrests gonna be made in Boston:FBI technology for matching faces to ID is the business–and there's also women with their legs blown off,dammit.

      Same as London,that poor Australian woman due to get married(she did).

      Can't and won't forget her.Love to Boston.Peace.

      April 18, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve in mo

        Sorry you don't like it, I'm glad if it makes you uncomfortable. Means you're fighting being open-minded. As for Newtown, if there were more discussion of this book there would be far fewer tragedies.

        Scales, you're right, it's not addressed in the Bible. It comes from our founders.

        April 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Nae

    Let’s tell our children not to be scared. This is a rare event.
    It only makes the terrorist(s) happy if we give in to fear.

    April 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. shepherdgregory

    They talking to God,Steve?That what you tell yourself?

    April 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Scales From Their Yankee Eyes

      Talk to me.

      April 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • shepherdgregory

        Already have,mate.Check above,and you can change your offensive name while you're at it.

        April 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |

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