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Editor's Note: This narrative was written by intern Morkeh Blay-Tofey on his last day as a look inside the life of an intern at "Piers Morgan Tonight." Internships are now open for Spring 2012. Thank you for all of your hard work Morkeh!
It was a nice fall day in late September, and I was given a task. Not a typical coffee run that would send most interns into a noticeable grimace. This one was a bit unusual.
Over the past 30 years, no four letters have been as polarizing or as resonant as AIDS. 30 years have passed since the first AIDS case and currently 1.1 million people in the United States and an estimated 33.3 million people worldwide live with the disease. In its relatively short period of existence, AIDS has caused some of the most dramatic and heart wrenching moments collected and has been a controversial force in societal mores from its initial recognition.
Today, Thursday, December 1, 2011 is World AIDS Day. As we reflect on how far we have come in battling the disease medically and how we perceive the disease socially, how far do we need to go? FULL POST
Piers Morgan spoke with Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura yesterday about Occupy Wall Street, Seal Team Six and the GOP candidates. If Ventura had to choose one candidate today who would he vote for? “Well, there's only one person that I like at all," he said, "and that's Ron Paul. He's the only one that I agree with."
["Piers Morgan Tonight" will have the latest news and reaction to the Conrad Murray verdict, live tonight at 9pmET. Intern Morkeh Blay-Tofey looks at the trial.]
June 25, 2009. Ever since that tragic midsummer day when Michael Jackson died, the general public has wondered what exactly happened on that day to cause the death of arguably the most popular entertainer on the globe. It was one of those moments when you remember the exact moment when it happened. Flash forward to today, the bell buzzed three times to signal that the final decision was made around 1:56pmET. As the guilty verdict was read for the fate of Michael Jackson’s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray, an emotional crowd outside the classroom cheered in unison as the judge sequestered such emotion inside the courtroom amidst a small outburst in the tense moment. How did we get to this point? FULL POST
["Piers Morgan Tonight" will have the latest news and reaction to Moammer Gadhafi's death, live tonight at 9pmET. Intern Morkeh Blay-Tofey looks at the life and death of the leader.]
As celebrations erupt from Moammer Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte, Libya's tyrannical leader is now on his way to the historical archives. From his spring to power in a bloodless coup against King Idris in 1969, Gadhafi initially resembled a Fidel Castro or Che Guevara figure: a young, charismatic 27-year-old who wanted to change the world. The story became much more than that simplistic goal. It was a world far from the cell-phone pictures captured of the 69-year-old breathing his last gasps of air. FULL POST
Piers Morgan's interview with Seth MacFarlane airs tonight, 9pmET/PT. Who is this family guy? "Piers Morgan Tonight" intern Morkeh Blay-Tofey previews the show:
It is hard to define who exactly Seth MacFarlane is. TV Producer. Movie Director. Singer? Mostly recognized for his animated comedy triumvirate: "Family Guy," "American Dad," and "The Cleveland Show," which are each starting new seasons on FOX, the accomplished MacFarlane has never been one to stay in the lanes. FULL POST