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November 20th, 2013
06:50 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Lisa Bloom, Jeffrey Toobin on Zimmerman's latest legal missteps, former Dallas Detective on "Capturing Oswald"

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.

  • George Zimmerman: In Court Again

On the heels of his latest legal misstep, a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, on Tuesday George Zimmerman found himself free on bail. In an attempt to add some context and perspective to a story that centers around a man who continues to find himself in trouble with the law, "Piers Morgan Live" invited Jeffrey Toobin and Lisa Bloom to join the program for a primetime interview.

“You're calling 911 when the police are already there. Clearly he's trying to make a record of what happened ... he's calling while the police are standing there. Clearly he just wants his version on the record," explained Toobin, a CNN legal analyst. "I don't know if that's going to help him down the line but it certainly shows that this is a guy with some familiarity with the legal system.”

According to Bloom, the case to keep Zimmerman away from firearms has been made repeatedly:

“Is there anyone in light of all of that who continuous to think that it's safe for George Zimmerman to be at large? Or that there aren't serious concerns about George Zimmerman's behavior with guns," asked the civil rights attorney, referencing Zimmerman's repeated domestic incidents and gun charges. "I think that's a reasonable conclusion for all of us to draw that. This is really a problem person.”

For the time being, Zimmerman has been barred by a judge from having guns, or leaving the state.

  • "The Man in the White Hat": Capturing Oswald

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, on Tuesday evening Piers Morgan welcomed Jim Leavelle, the retired homicide detective who was escorting Lee Harvey Oswald through the basement of Dallas Police headquarters when Jack Ruby shot him.

“Do you feel a sense of guilt, even though you have no reason to, but you feel that had you managed to keep him alive," began Morgan, before continuing, "to answer all the conspiracy theories that have raged ever since?”

Seated beside his granddaughter, Leavelle acknowledged that Oswald's death opened the door for those insisting there was more to Kennedy's assassination than simply a single shooter, working alone:

“Well, no doubt about it, had we kept him alive, the conspiracy people would have the hard time bringing up a lot of things that they bring up,” he noted.

The first to interrogate Oswald, and the last to speak to him alive, the former detective detailed the verbal interaction he had with the prime suspect in JFK's murder:

“At that time, he answered all my questions willingly and as soon as I asked him, he didn't hold back on anything. Of course he didn't answer them all truthfully," he told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "He was very calm and collected and I think he's - I couldn't imagine anybody who had just killed two people could be so calm and collected as he was.”

In a documentary entitled "Capturing Oswald," Kate Griendling has helped her grandfather and other Dallas Police Department officers to break their silence about the events of November 22nd, 1963. After conducting in-depth, Tuesday's guest offered her analysis of the conspiracy theories that have stemmed from that day:

“I agree with my grandpa and the detective in my show. I do not buy into any of the conspiracy theories," explained Griendling. "Evidence that they amassed in those first 48 hours, it would have been a conviction on Oswald and I'm convinced with that.”

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Deena*

    Piers, u r so opinionated that i cant inderstand y u interview asking for feedback. Go off the air & save us the drama, pls!

    November 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Rickey Wynn

    They should get George's place ready at the address next door to OJ cause that's his destiny. The laws of nature will not allow you to murder an innocent child with no consequences in spite of our flawed racist justice system.

    November 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Sandra Ellis

    Pierce morgan needs to get a life ! His comments about George Zimmerman on his evening show that aired in Mountain Time during the 7:00 – 8{:00 P;M. time slot is so out of line that I am seriously thinking if CNN continues to employ him (as this is only the latest in a LOT of disturbing opinions) i will then have to classify CNN with FOX news, as UNRELIABLE !

    November 20, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • wynsar

      Piers did not ask this "friend" who is paying him to be a lobbyist . Zimmerman is the Poster Boy for gun manufacturers..
      NOTHING to do w/ the 2nd amendment

      November 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. wynsar

    I believe Zimmerman's "friend",interviewed at length tonight by Piers, is a paid consultant ....of some organization FUNDED
    by the gun manufacturing lobby......Zimmerman is "indigent" but is the POSTER BOY for a sinister and cynical group of businessmen...... ....lots of $$$ supporting his actions at this time....why did Piers or another reporter ask this "friend" who is paying him??And where is the $$$ for Zimmerman's bail coming from....Is CNN fooled by this situation?

    November 20, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. wynsar

    correction: Why did Piers nor another reporter ask the pertinent questions ?

    November 20, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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