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As much of the nation continues to debate the polarizing topic of guns, and firearm legislation, on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Tom Arnold to share his candid perspective, and personal insight.
Having grown up "hunting with my grandpa," and citing it as "one of the best experiences of my life," the actor and comedian says there's a vast difference between sport and unregulated killing:
"We didn't see anybody out there with military-style assault weapons. And that's where you draw the line because those guys - you know, if I was out hunting tomorrow and a guy - some kid shows up with one of those guns, we'd freak out," Arnold told Piers Morgan. "That's not part of sport or part of the culture. You know, they're posers. If they want to be in the military join the freaking military. You can't dress up like a military guy and put on a Purple Heart and walk around, and act like you're in the military."
Referencing AR-15's, the specific type of weapon used in several of the recent mass killing episodes, the 53-year-old Iowa native describes what he sees as their specific designation:
"It's those crazy people that need to blow up meat," says Arnold, of those with military-style assault weapons. "That's all those guns do is explode meat. They're not for hunting. There's not for any other purpose."
Also on Wednesday's program, Morgan welcomed Joseph Jackson for a rare, exclusive face to face interview.
The musician and talent manager often described as being the patriarch of the famed Jackson family, Joseph spoke candidly about two of his grandchildren, the two left behind by his most famous child, Michael:
Coming up tonight at 9, Piers Morgan invites Tony Robbins back to the program, as the best-selling author and legendary peak performance strategist shares his patented blend of positivity and mental strength.
Addressing such issues as trauma and stress in one's life, Robbins says the fundamental tenant is to understand that everything begins within one's mind:
"First of all, I want to make one thing clear: The quality of your life is the quality of where you live emotionally," he tells the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "But we all have a home. Angry people find a way to get angry even if their life doesn’t have anything to be angry about. We can always find it. Sad people find a way to be sad. Caring people find a way to care for other people. So one thing to identify is where are you living? What’s your home? What’s your habit? And then the way to change it."
Telling the tale of days in which he found himself homeless, the 52-year-old self-help guru reveals the ways in which he found the strength to persevere, and prosper: FULL POST
Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan invites Tony Robbins to join him in studio, for a full program dedicated to the guest's trademark brand of positive thinking and goal-oriented achievement.
Seated across from the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host, part of tonight's episode sees Robbins share his perspective and insight with Nick Walczak, one of five students who was shot as part of the February 27, 2012 incident at Chardon High School in Ohio.
Three of Walczak's fellow classmates died as a result of the shooting, while he remains confined to a wheelchair. Addressing the challenge of responding to such an emotional ordeal with long-lasting ramifications, Robbins notes the value in hearing from others who've faced similar circumstances:
Last night, Dan Rather of "Dan Rather Reports" sat down with Piers Morgan to talk about tonight's second presidential debate and the news that Hillary Clinton is now taking full responsibility for the attacks in Libya.
"It's not surprising that Secretary Hillary Clinton would come out and take the responsibility for it the night before the debates," Rather noted. Morgan asked if Clinton's decision to speak out was to take the blame away from President Barack Obama the night before the debate:
"I think that's the plan, as much heat as she can, because she knows that this is a vulnerability for them," Rather responded. "We will see how President Obama handles that. But she takes the heat of saying listen, it's my department, I'm responsible for it. That was pretty predictable."
As much as the administration doesn't want the attack in Libya to be politicized Rather noted the advantage for the Republicans:
"President Obama was laying down aces on foreign policy, led by the card that says we got Osama bin Laden. And the Republicans have done a remarkably good job, I think, of punching through this vulnerability with what happened in Benghazi."
Entrepreneur Martha Stewart also sat down with the host of "Piers Morgan Tonight" Monday to talk about her new initiative "American Made" and to talk about how we can bring more jobs back to America. FULL POST
On Friday, country music legend Kenny Rogers sat down with Piers Morgan for an engaging interview about music, life and love. During the interview, Morgan asked Rogers his signature question, "How many times would you say you've been properly in love in your life?"
"Well, at least five," said "The Gambler" singer. "Why do you need more than five?"
Educator Salman Khan and the creator of the online educational website, Khan Academy, also joined the program to talk about innovations in U.S. education and the changes he thinks will arise in the near future. "I think there's going to be a broad push to making classrooms more human," said Khan. FULL POST
On Wednesday, the creator of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, and the chairman and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, sat down with Piers Morgan to introduce the pair's new partnership.
Centered around Dorsey's newest technological innovation, called Square, Starbucks will soon be offering a credit card reader that will make the payment process more efficient and more user-friendly. In the words of the 35-year-old web-developer, the idea behind his innovation is to allow customers to "plug into their phone, swipe a card, and the money would be deposited into the bank account the next day."
From the caffeinated side of things Schultz said the new collaboration "is going to be a breakthrough moment not only for Starbucks but for the marketplace. We [Starbucks] were so impressed with the level of innovation, the entrepreneurial spirit, and the fact that together we could do something for the American consumer that had not been done before."
Watch the clip and listen to the interview as Dorsey goes further in depth about his latest invention, while Schultz raves about benefits of the partnership.
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Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes two of the most innovative and influential businessmen in the United States, as Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Starbuck's Howard Schultz join the program to share their philosophies on entrepreneurial spirit, and "Keeping America Great."
With details of their partnership being made official on Wednesday, it's revealed that the coffee boss will join forces with the micro-blogging wizard, using Dorsey's newest venture, a payment company called Square.
It has been just six years since the launch of Twitter, and though the technology has seemingly rewritten the book on social media, Dorsey admits to still perfecting the model:
"There have been a few incidents recently involving Twitter, where your sense of grown-up corporate responsibility has to kick in," says Piers Morgan, referring specifically to a journalist publishing an NBC executive's email address and subsequently having his Twitter account temporarily suspended. "You're so big, so powerful, the repercussions of what people do on Twitter, could have very lasting effects."
"The world took to it. It grew, and grew, and grew. And it grew extremely fast, and we've had to learn extremely fast as well," says Dorsey of the company that currently boasts 500 million users. "This is a learning moment, it's a learning opportunity. It's something that we spent a lot of time inside the company talking about, thinking about. But we always want to defend our users' voice. We always want to make sure that everyone has access to this technology."
Though he certainly has access, and now a partnership with the chairman, Schultz would be a likely candidate to take to Twitter. But that's not the case: FULL POST
On Wednesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" rolled out a very special summer menu addition, setting the table with culinary queen Martha Stewart.
Joining Piers Morgan for a face to face discussion on everything from food to family trees, the 70-year-old business magnate revealed the one meal she'd choose, if she were down to that final reservation:
"If I was very hungry and I was told that I only had an hour?," she clarified the question. "I probably wouldn't be thinking about eating, Piers, but..."
"What would you start with?," wondered the host.
"Probably good, fresh eggs. Delicious salad from the garden," Stewart shared. "Boiled, scrambled. Just a really good farm butter."
"And the main course, what would you have?" he followed up.
"That's my main course," she concluded.
Being of British decent, it was of little surprise that the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host opted for another entrée entirely. FULL POST
On Wednesday night, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed actor and screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton for a candid and genuine interview.
During his interview with Piers Morgan, Thornton talked about how social media and the system are taking over:
“The system has always found a way to control people, and I think this time they’ve done it by selling them things that make them feel accepted, loved, and important. Everyone should feel that but I think they should feel it through natural things.”
Thornton went on to draw the contrast between how people used to interact and how the system is making it difficult to continue doing things the same way – something he talks about in his book "The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts."
"When it becomes a tool for people's hatred and jealousy – we're losing the magic in life because people aren't communicating and they're not going through the process of life," Thornton said.
Also on Wednesday, the CEO of Avenue Capital Group Marc Lasry spoke with Piers Morgan about Facebook, its IPO, and whether the company is worth $100 billion: FULL POST
This evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes comedian, actress, and singer Jane Lynch to the program, for a heartfelt and revealing primetime exclusive.
Joining Piers Morgan for a face to face sit down, the openly gay "Glee" star reveals her reaction to Barack Obama's recently-voiced support of gay marriage:
"It's just nice to hear that the guy who's sitting at the - in the big chair in the big white house believes - supports me and my family."
Recently recognized as one of the "10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz" by POWER UP films, Lynch married her wife Lara in 2010, and together they have two daughters. Asked about facing bigotry and homophobia, Lynch's response features candor and humor: FULL POST