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Next week CNN and “Piers Morgan Live” welcome an exciting array of television newsmakers, entertainment visionaries and industry movers and shakers to guest-host our one-hour program.
Here is the week's line-up: FULL POST
Tonight on Keeping America Great, Mark Fields, president of Ford Motor Company's American division, sits down with Piers Morgan to talk about his company's success despite not taking a government bailout in 2008. Ford is back on track and business is booming: Last year, the company made $20 billion in profits.
Fields reveals Ford's secret to success amidst the automotive industry crisis. "When the industry went through the downturn, the good part at Ford was we had a plan," he says. "That plan was all about investing in product, coming together as a team to look at the reality and to take the actions necessary to save the business, while also continuing to invest in the business, so when the bailout discussion came down, we were part of the discussion supporting the industry and at the end of the day, the plan has served us very well."
Fields also sheds some light onto the auto industry's turnaround. "There's a lot of pent-up demand over the past three or four years," he says. "Consumers put off purchasing a new car to the point where the average age of the car out there is over 10 years old." Tune in to hear more of Fields' insight on the auto industry and the economy.
Sen. Rick Santorum joins Piers Morgan tonight and reveals that he is a secret bowling aficionado – he was an avid bowler growing up and owned his own ball and shoes. Santorum's bowling skills have come to his aid on the campaign trail in Wisconsin, where he started holding "Rallies at the Alleys." He told Piers about the bowling game that started it all.
"We went out to Sheboygan and I said, 'Well heck, I haven’t bowled in years and years,'" said Santorum. "In first ball I didn't get a strike, but then I threw three strikes in a row, which was shocking but this campaign has been a shocking campaign, so why not? So we decided after that that we’d have a bunch of rallies – we call them 'Rallies at the Alleys.'"
Even if Santorum loses Wisconsin, he'll have won at least one victory in Appleton, Wisc.: "I faced up against a tough opponent – a 16-year-old girl who was a very good bowler and she had an off game and I got lucky and I edged her by 2 pins," said Santorum.
On Friday, MSNBC contributor and author Touré sat down with Piers Morgan to challenge his decision to interview Robert Zimmerman, brother of George Zimmerman. Touré sparked a feud with Piers on Twitter on Thursday night when he wrote, "Piers did not challenge Robert Zimmerman the way a professional journalist should." Piers responded, "Oh Toure, you're such a tedious little twerp," starting an exchange that lasted until Touré came to CNN to face Piers on-camera.
Touré accused Piers of misinforming the public and claimed that Piers did not do enough to challenge Robert Zimmerman's account of Trayvon Martin's shooting. "You aren't challenging him the way that you needed you, too, the way that we needed you to, the way that other more responsible journalists are doing," said Touré. In response, Piers played back a clip during which he clearly challenged Zimmerman's claim that his brother had been injured during an altercation with Martin. "If you watch the interview back, you will see that I challenge him repeatedly about that particular of words that his brother used under his breath, repeatedly, as any professional journalist will do," Piers said.
Coming up this evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight," actor, producer, and "America's Got Talent" judge Nick Cannon visits the show for an honest and entertaining interview focusing on his personal life, including his wife Mariah Carey, and his recent health scare.
After a frightening fight with the kidney disease lupus nephritis, Cannon reveals staying positive, even facing potentially fatal consequences:
“Everyone else around me, obviously, was really like this is life-threatening and this could happen,” Cannon tells Piers Morgan. “I never got to that stage where I was like, 'OK, this is it'...I’m a glass-is-half-full type of guy, so I never went to that place.” FULL POST
Former GOP presidential hopeful Governor Tim Pawlenty talked with Piers Morgan last night about the GOP race and his support for Mitt Romney. He criticized Rick Perry for calling Romney a “vulture capitalist." “I’m disappointed that Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry and others are criticizing a Republican and using the Democrats’ arguments in a Republican Primary," Pawlenty said.
Piers also talked with Ron Paul's campaign chairman Jesse Benton about his candidate's wild card reputation: FULL POST
Lenny Kravitz sits down with Piers Morgan this evening to talk about love, life and music. Kravitz talks to Piers about his days as a heavy marijuana user. “I would just smoke weed all day and all night,” says Kravitz. “I would wake up, yawn, and light the joint.”
He reveals that he once hired someone to fill a very interesting job. “Even at one point, I had a guy on staff whose job was to roll joints,” says Kravitz. Tune in tonight at 9pm ET/PT to find out who he says is the love of his life, what inspires him and his plans for his music.
Comedian Kathy Griffin sat down with Piers Morgan last night to talk about her upcoming New Year’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper, her new flame and her plastic surgery. She unveiled her plans to wreak havoc onto CNN’s televised New Year’s Eve celebration. “My dream is to make the screen just turn into a bar code so first you’ll hear some rustling, Anderson’s mic go dead, and you just think it’s a tornado warning,” she said. “I’m willing to give Anderson a roofie, but I’m just going to tell him it’s cough syrup.”
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger also sat with Piers to discuss the future of North Korea without Kim Jong Il and its military capabilities:
Comedian Lewis Black joined Piers Morgan last night to talk politics and did what he does best – he got angry.
He sounded off on several Republican candidates and questioned the rationality of the people supporting them. Black said of Donald Trump, “I realize as a comic he is truly a spectacular candidate, but it works really best on a fictional level. I don’t know why initially when he said he was running that someone, an adult, didn’t go up to him and say, ‘No, you can’t run.’” FULL POST
Howard Stern, the original shock jock, calls in to Piers Morgan on tonight’s show, 9pmET/PT, to talk about his new gig: he’s taking Piers’ place as a judge on "America’s Got Talent." Stern might be notorious for his raunchy sense of humor, but he says he will take his new job seriously. “They start to complain that I’m some sort of weird pervert who’s going to convert Americans into zombie sex fiends but I can assure you and the rest of America what I’m looking at here is to be a very good judge,” said Stern.
Stern says he plans to give it straight to contestants and not mince words: FULL POST