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November 13th, 2013
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"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Sanjay Gupta on new medical guidelines, Ken Burns on his favorite POTUS, and the Gettysburg Address

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.

  • Statin Island? Gupta and Topol on a medical development

On the heels of a new set of guidelines reached by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Dr. Sanjay Gupta to lend his expertise to the topic cholesterol treatment.

“Roughly thirty, 35 million people are on these medications right now, and with this loosening of the guidelines? They could go up to double that number, 70 million people,” Gupta told Piers Morgan, referring specifically to a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.

Meanwhile, cardiologist and geneticist Eric Topol referenced a misuse of various cholesterol tests, suggesting people are tracking their results for the wrong reasons:

“There has been a fixation of Americans to get their numbers right even though so many of them are just getting a cosmetic effect on their blood test, without actually improving their risk of getting heart disease.”

  • POTUS with the "Most-ess": Ken Burns' favorite President

On Tuesday evening, Piers Morgan welcomed filmmaker Ken Burns, and asked the man behind an upcoming Gettysburg Address documentary to reveal his favorite president:

“When you have discussions about baseball or rock music, you will have to say 'besides Babe Ruth and "The Beatles," here you have to say besides [George] Washington," suggested Burns. “I've been a [Abraham] Lincoln man all of my life, and I put Lincoln at the top, and I think that I would, after having completed a film series, it will be out in September on the history of the Roosevelt's, put Franklin Roosevelt equal to Abraham Lincoln.”

  • Ken Burns recites the Gettysburg Address

In advance of his upcoming documentary, on Tuesday filmmaker Ken Burns recited a selection of the Gettysburg Address, the subject of his newest project, then offered his analysis of one word in particular that was used repeatedly:

"Look at it here, look where we are. We're not 'the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here,'" Burns summarized and quoted for Piers Morgan.

His mission is to get every American to recite one of the greatest speeches in American history:

“This is a country in which words matter. We were formed on words, not formed by religion, not by conquest, not by economy, not by geography," said Tuesday's guest. "We were formed because we agreed to subscribe to some words.”

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    I was in Chattanooga, TN, when the president was shot. It made more sense then this was in response to the exact date Grant invaded Chattanooga in 1863. The south never forgot. NBC ran their news coverage of that morning a while back – unedited – along with the time it actually occurred. It has not been shown since. Many clues as to who did what were evident. One clue. In the confusion, a well dressed lady walked up to the reporter and told him there were "three shots". That number stuck with the story. As I remember, that lady was in Chattanooga in the few weeks prior to being in Dallas. Many other interesting stories. Now on the 150th aniversary of the Civil War, the event is having its desired affect. The assasination overshadows the invasion.

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    Given all the high tech in forensics, can the shooter be verified off the gun discovered. I do recall there being discrepancies as to who actually shot the gun.

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