Get To Know Piers Morgan

READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.

Thank You

Thank you for watching "Piers Morgan Live" over the years. See below for your favorite memories from 2011-2014.
September 9th, 2013
04:39 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Town's lone black resident speaks out against white supremacy; Syrian national on striking Assad

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.

  • We don't feel welcome: Black man and white wife on incoming supremacist

With the small town of Leith, North Dakota being targeted by a white supremacist, on Friday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Bobby Harper, the community's only black resident, and his wife Sherill:

"If his goal is to just have only white people here, where do my husband and I go? Because I know that I would not be welcomed," said Sherill Harper, speaking about Paul Craig Cobb, then man leading the efforts to transform Leith into an all-white town. "Some of the posts that have been about me, have made that very clear. They hold me in complete disregard, complete scorn because I have the audacity to be married to a black man."

Talking live with guest host John Berman, Bobby Harper detailed his lone interaction with Cobb:

"He was about 50 to 75 yards away from me when I met him and he was asking me that I having a lot for sale. He wouldn't quite turn around," explained Bobby. "I told him, 'no, we didn't have any land for sale,' but he had a long three quarter coat on and it was kind of warm for that coat but he didn't want me to see his face so he kind of looked over his shoulder and asked me the question."

Summarizing the situation, Bobby offered his analysis of Cobb, and the plan to impose his beliefs on the town of Leith:

"If he can't love he's fellowmen, then, he needs to ask God to help him or something because I'm not very happy. And the people in this town aren't very happy."

  • Syrian National Coalition's Farah Atassi: "I'm pro strike against Assad"

With the civil war in Syrian remaining a hot-button issue, on Friday night Farah Atassi offered her unique perspective as part of an interview on "Piers Morgan Live."

"I am a pro strike against [Bashar al-]Assad regime," noted the Syrian National Coalition member. "We should be clear here that this strike is not towards Syria, the country. It's not towards Syrian citizens. It's not towards civilians' neighborhood. It's towards the military station and camps that the regime is launching and killing his own people."

Joining guest host John Berman who was filling in for Piers Morgan, Atassi continued to explain her impassioned point of view:

"We are in a war conflict, the regime is waging war against his own people. Some violations may happen here and there, but the supreme military council and we help Syrian opposition made it clear that these acts are condemned and this is not the conduct of the free Syrian army. This is not the morale of the free Syrian army."

For the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Twitter
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Instagram

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. ikee

    PBS COVERUP – It’s Israeli and Saudi WAR!
    9 09 2013

    Program after Program on the “Public Broadcasting System” there is a MAJOR COVERUP.
    Whether the flagship PBS News Hour, This Week in Washington, or Inside Washington — all dominated by Syria Friday evening – there was NO mention of how the it is the Israelis and the Saudis who have been pushing hard for WAR with Iran and Syria for years already!
    That’s right! There was not a single question or comment about the critical roles of Israel and Saudi Arabia, each for their own reasons of course, relentlessly pushing the US to war with IRAN and SYRIA. And there was only one passing reference at the end of This Week — just a few seconds without any follow-up of any kind — about the critical role of the ...

    Read the

    September 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. jabowery

    An in-depth interview with Craig Cobb about his upbringing and the development of his violations of the moral zeitgeist:

    September 9, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mister Peebles

    Please Emily, spout more speculation and hyperbole.

    1. 2 million defensive gun uses a year? Wrong.

    There is pure speculation. Law enforcement does not track defensive gun uses reliably. It is based on self-reported data. David Hemenway of Duke dispels the myth of defensive gun uses:

    2. No CDC studies?

    The gun lobby makes it very difficult to fund firearms studies with government money.

    3. Guns prevent violence?

    Wrong. If you're using your gun to defend yourself, the violence has already occurred. Most crime has economic motivations. The most likely reason crime has gone down is that basic needs are being met. Only 35% of Americans own guns.

    4. Emily argues from a personal anecdote of weakness: her brush with home invasion was prevented by non-violent means. Therefore, she can not readily conclude that owning a gun would have made her (anyone else) safer.

    September 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. J. Dexter Smith

    One of your Twitter responders you read as stating: How do we really know who released the gas? and you let Joe Liberman respond. He stated that "who else would have done it? The Syrian president had control of this gas." My thoughts are that there could be and probably are Russian and Chinese operatives there in Syria right now. The Syria president said rather forcefully that he was not responsible for releasing the gas. I believe him. But those Russian or Chinese operatives could have done it and the Syrian president knew about it, but would not do anything about it because most of his military aid comes from both Russian and China. It would please both Russian and China to let the USA get involved into another "no win war" where we spend $Trillions that we have to borrow from China, further down grading our economy and increasing our national debt leading to our quicker collapse. The Syrian president has to keep his mouth shut as to who actually released the gas but can truthfully deny that his army did NOT do it. And our so call accurate information shows that it had to be the Syrian Army...and maybe not. Also there is new information from Doctors Without Borders that there were only 353 deaths of which 98 were children under 12. Yet, the war hawks still think that over 1500 were killed; meanwhile in Sudan over 2 million have been killed by conventional weapons since 1997 and continue to be killed. The only difference is possibly somewhere between 353 and 1500 were killed by gas and over 2 million by bullets and swords and this nation want war for the 1500 and nothing for the 2 million,

    September 9, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Amma

    Was agen Orange not a chemical?

    September 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Washington

    Craig Cobb is not saying Bobby Harper has to leave town. Craig Cobb's religion is that of Creativity, which like Judaism is an ethnocentric religion. Craig wants to bring White race people in to live with him in Leith. Much as the Jew race senior living community of Moldaw Residences. Palo Alto, CA has many Jew race people living there. It is a basic human right to want to live with your own kind. If you call Craig a "supremacist" for his ethnocentric (like Judaism) Creativity religion, then you have to call all the Jew race seniors living at Moldaw Residences. Palo Alto, CA "supremacists" as well.

    There has to be moral consistency in society or society disintegrates and with it the nation.

    September 10, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Mahalia

    What's up to every body, it's my first pay a quick visit of this blog; this webpage consists of
    awesome and really fine data for readers.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. margaretrosemaryrohr


    Have you seen that stuff already? You have to take a look, it's just great, check it out

    Faithfully, margaret.rohrbacher

    May 30, 2017 at 12:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. margaretrosemaryrohr


    I've came across that new amazing stuff, don't miss it up! Just take a look here

    Best, William Goode

    August 2, 2017 at 9:30 am | Report abuse | Reply

Leave a Reply to jabowery


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.