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April 26th, 2013
05:23 PM ET

Boston and London wheelchair race champion Tatyana McFadden: "If you're missing limbs, you're still not missing out on life"

An elite wheelchair racer, Tatyana McFadden had already won the Boston Marathon, and was emerging from the shower in her hotel room when the looks on the faces of her friends and relatives had her realizing something had gone horrifically wrong.

A week later, inspired to race for the victims of the marathon bombings and remaining "Boston Strong," McFadden traveled across the pond, winning the London marathon amidst an overwhelming amount of support for those stricken by the previous Monday's terror attack:

"London was amazing. I couldn't ask for a better support system. I saw banners up, and crowds cheering my name, and saying 'way to go,' 'run for Boston,' McFadden explains on tonight's "Piers Morgan Live" episode. "Two pounds was donated to Boston for every runner who finished across the finish line, and the support that we got was amazing, and the whole weekend was just about Boston."

Born in Russia – the very country that warned the United States about the dangerous potential of suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev – McFadden's disability is the result of an untreated case of infant spina bifida. She was adopted by an American woman, and moved to the U.S. at the age of six. FULL POST

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April 26th, 2013
04:39 PM ET

Leo Fonseca on saving his girlfriend after blast: "I did my best to stop the bleeding with my shirt and with my sweatshirt"

Nearly two weeks since a pair of bombs blasted a wave of terror through Boston and it's famed marathon, tales of triumph amidst tragedy continue to detail the story of a city and its people.

This evening at 9, Piers Morgan interviews a series of guests, each of whom displayed acts of selfless courage despite tremendous circumstances, in the process earning a much-deserved heroes label.

As his girlfriend lay injured following the first blast, Leo Fonseca scooped her from the ground, carried her to his vehicle, and transported her to the hospital, in the process likely saving her leg, and possibly her life:

"She, even though she was injured, was sort of calling the shots. I don't know that I would have been able to keep my cool, and be able to actually get her to safety, if it wasn't for her telling me to do just that," confessed Fonseca. "I got her into the alley near where my car was parked and I did my best to stop the bleeding with my shirt and with my sweatshirt to try to tie it up the best I could and I put her in the car and we had an interesting drive from there to Mass. General."
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April 26th, 2013
01:20 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Nick Paton Walsh on Tsarnaev mother; Bob Baer, Bill Gavin on FBI reaction; Katherine Hern on son's recovery

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.
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April 25th, 2013
11:38 PM ET

John McLoughlin says injured fiancé Brittany Loring will continue with graduation, wedding plans: "Life goes on"

Monday April 15 should have been a happy day for Brittany Loring. Celebrating her 29th Birthday, the Ayer, Mass. woman was looking forward to her upcoming graduation from Boston College, while also planning a Fall wedding. However, her life forever changed that afternoon, as she was severely injured as a result of the two explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Currently stable, but still recovering from large wounds to her legs, this evening Loring's fiancée John McLoughlin joined "Piers Morgan Live" to explain the mixed emotions they've been dealing with since the bombings.

"These are our neighbors, they're part of our community, or at least they were a part of our community. They should be here to support us, they should be the people that you count on, your community," said McLoughlin, speaking about the accused bombers, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who lived close by. "We're a little bit saddened, confused, that people would feel the need to do this, that they felt so out of touch with their own sense of power, so disillusioned and disenfranchised from their society that they would need to do something like this to feel some type of satisfaction or power in their lives."

Loring is due to earn her MBA and Law degree from B.C. in May, and is scheduled to marry McLoughlin in September. Thursday's guest indicated that both events will move forward as planned:

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April 25th, 2013
10:28 PM ET

John Miller and Paul Wolfowitz on Russian intelligence in light of the Boston Marathon bombing

On Thursday evening, amidst new reports that suspected bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had targeted New York's Times Square for another terror attack, this evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited CBS News senior correspondent John Miller to share his insight and expertise.

During the conversation, Miller, a former chief FBI Spokesman, addressed the Russian intelligence's process of tracking Tamerlan Tsarnaev while he was in the Chechen region of Russia in 2012. "I'd be very curious to say, 'If he was a threat to the Russians, what did they do with him while he was on their turf?'"

"When he went there for six months, one might ask, if they felt that Tsarnaev was such a threat, did they follow him? Did they tap him? Did they arrest him? Did they detain him? Did they question him? We haven't seen any of that material here."

Also, on the program, former United States Ambassador and the tenth President of the World Bank Group Paul Wolfowitz gave his thoughts on the lessons learned from this horrific incident. FULL POST

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Tonight: An update on the Boston bombings and five living presidents together in Texas
April 25th, 2013
04:16 PM ET

Tonight: An update on the Boston bombings and five living presidents together in Texas

Amidst new reports that suspected bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had targeted New York's Times Square for another terror attack, this evening "Piers Morgan Live" invites John Miller to share his insight and expertise.

Formerly the chief FBI Spokesman, Miller is currently a senior correspondent for CBS News, and may be most well known for his 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden. A nine-time Emmy Award winner, Miller will join Piers Morgan for a live, face to interview that figures to touch upon all aspects of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent investigation.

Meanwhile, with her son Aaron in a Boston hospital recovering from injuries sustained during the explosions, tonight Katherine Hern will speak live with the host, updating her child's health, and sharing his story publicly for the very first time.

Also, on a day which sees all five living presidents together in Texas for the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library, FULL POST

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April 25th, 2013
03:32 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": The investigation on the Boston Marathon bombings continue as Boylston Street reopens

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.

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April 24th, 2013
11:17 PM ET

Tripathi's on missing brother Sunil associated with bombings: "Very difficult to have the events of that night unfold so aggressively"

As experts and analysts continue their investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings, and subsequent manhunt that resulted in the death and capture of alleged perpetrators Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, this evening"Piers Morgan Live" welcomed the family of Sunil Tripathi.

A missing Brown University college student, Tripathi was mistakenly named as a possible bombing suspect via the crowdsourcing social networking site Reddit.

On Tuesday, a dead body was found floating in the Providence River, and though the remains are yet to be identified, authorities have said that it may be Sunil Tripathi. Tonight his brother and sister spoke live with Piers Morgan, admitting that Sunil had shown signs of depression prior to his disappearance more than a month ago:

"He never was clinically diagnosed, but his close family and friends, we definitely knew that he was having some problems with his mood, and it kind of bound us together," explained Ravi, the missing student's brother. FULL POST

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April 24th, 2013
10:23 PM ET

State Sen. Stacey Campfield on his 'assault pressure cooker' joke: "We're talking about an inanimate object that does nothing by itself"

As Bostonians and the rest of the nation continued to heal from the Boston Marathon bombings, "Piers Morgan Live" spoke to state Sen. Stacey Campfield who defended his controversial joke about pressure cookers in the wake of the bombings.

The Tennessee Republican lawmaker posted a blog with a picture of an "assault pressure cooker" under the blog caption, "Here comes Feinstein again," likely intended to mock Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s defeated proposals on an assault weapons ban.

"We're talking about an inanimate object that does nothing by itself," said Campfield comparing a firearm to a pressure cooker. "It does absolutely nothing by itself just like a pressure cooker does absolutely nothing by itself." FULL POST

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April 24th, 2013
10:11 PM ET

Experts discuss why the FBI and CIA failed to heed warnings from the Russian government

On Wednesday evening, as law enforcement and government officials try to piece together the motives behind the Boston Marathon bombings, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Mitch Silber, Matthew Rojansky and Bob Baer to offer their expert insight and perspective behind the U.S. government's failure to heed warnings from the Russian government.

"It's systemic absolutely. There's no other way to describe it as a failure," said Baer on the recent news that the CIA also ignored reports on bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. "Immigrations didn't tell the FBI that he was leaving, Immigrations didn't tell the FBI that he was coming back. We don't know what the CIA told the FBI but two warnings from Russian intelligence, you don't ignore."
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