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Tonight at 9:  A-Rod, Al Qaeda, and Ariel
August 5th, 2013
04:57 PM ET

Tonight at 9: A-Rod, Al Qaeda, and Ariel

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomes a host of informed experts, industry insiders, and influential media members all charged with offering context and perspective to some of Monday's most-polarizing topics and stories.

  • Alex Rodriguez Suspended

As Major League Baseball levies a series of suspensions against 13 players – including Alex Rodriguez, who'll be forced to sit out 211 games – for violating the league's substance abuse policy, tonight Christine Brennan will return to the program with her brand of candid insight. An award-winning sports columnist and author, in a recent visit Brennan offered her analysis on admitted performance enhancing drug user Lance Armstrong, suggesting that "we can retire the gold medal for cheating."

Additionally, well-known brand expert – and frequent "Piers Morgan Live" guest hostDonny Deutsch will also join the host in studio with his expert analysis as to how Monday's penalties will impact the images of A-Rod and others.

  • Al Qaeda Threat

Meanwhile, as 22 United States embassies are closed following a recently intercepted Al Qaeda message, tonight Piers Morgan invites colleague Erin Burnett to share her reaction to the latest developments. The host of CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" is set to anchor a special investigation entitled "The Truth about Benghazi," which airs Tuesday evening at 10 p.m., and in advance of the hour-long program tonight Burnett will offer additional insight into terror threats both in the Middle East and on American soil.

And, roughly six weeks since journalist Michael Hastings lost his life in an automobile accident, this evening his widow Elise Jordan joins the program, offering her first national interview since his death. An outspoken critic of war in the Middle East, it was Hastings' "Rolling Stone" article entitled "The Runaway General" that led to the firing, and soon thereafter, retirement of US Army general Stanley McChrystal.

  • Ariel Castro

With Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro currently serving time in a temporary prison, this evening Dr. Rebecca Bailey and Dr. Frank Ochberg will offer professional insight into the long-term psychological effects that being imprisoned and abused can have on the young women involved. A psychiatrist with expertise on psychopaths, Ochberg testified at Castro's sentencing, and has been consulting with the defense during the investigation, while Bailey specializes in family reunification and trauma recovery.

Tune in to CNN at 9 for these stories – plus a live interview with John Moody, the man driving the school bus that served as the scene of a violent beating that left a 13-year-old with a broken arm, and two black eyes. He's on record as saying he did all he could. But, days later, is he thinking differently? Piers Morgan asks him about that in a live interview.
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    Come up for air and stop snorkeling up Cowell's butt.

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    1. Where is innocent until proven guilty. Do you know for sure that A-Rod is guilty. You don't.
    2. How about MLB and the Ynkees colluding to cancel his contract and making $100 mil?

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    Scandentia and cheats? What about media hacking computers and bugging phones in England for news stories and I think the name Pierce Morgan was mentioned??

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