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October 11th, 2013
08:30 PM ET

Reggie Jackson on the government shutdown: "I'm embarrassed and disappointed by our political environment"

On Friday evening, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson for a candid and revealing primetime interview.

Joining Piers Morgan in person, the man who rose to prominence during the racially charged 1960's and 70's offered his assessment of a present day United States being led by an African-American president:

“I certainly think that some of the issues that [Barack] Obama has are because he is a man of color,” said the 14-time All-Star, and two-time World Series MVP. "I think that some people are still uncomfortable with...being told what to do, if you, do we need change, do we need to get better, do we need to have better understanding, more continuity, more support for each other? Yes."

Thirty-six years after earning legendary status and the nickname "Mr. October" for his spectacular play in the 1977 World Series, Jackson is entirely dismayed by the effort he's seeing out of Washington during the Fall of 2013:

“I’m disappointed. I’m hurt, offended, bothered.. I could not do it. I couldn’t stop jobs, or stop payments for veterans,” said the man who lead his teams to 11 pennants, and five world championships, during a magnificent 21 year career. "The jobs that we've shut down, and then the trickle-down effect afterward. I couldn't do it. So, I'm significantly, I don't know heavy enough of a word, I'm embarrassed and disappointed by our political environment."

Watch the clip for more from the man who boats 563 career home runs, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN at 9 p.m.
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