Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in
Published: October 15, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476745056
ISBN - 13: 9781476745053
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The Hot Seat
The King and I. My first meeting ever with Larry King, on the day I
was announced as his replacement at CNN.
From the Publisher
From ultimate media insider Piers Morgan, an adrenaline-fueled
account of life at CNN, exclusive stories about his celebrity
encounters, and details about his high-profile decision to take on
the issue of gun control at its historical tipping point.
When Piers Morgan arrived in the US, he was a thoughtful outsider
and observer of our country-a modern-day Alexis de Tocqueville, if
a limousine-chasing British tabloid editor could be called that.
From rushing to the roof of the studio that filmed America's
Got Talent so that he could broadcast live breaking news about
the tsunami in Japan, only to rush back and judge a singing,
dancing Christmas tree; from being snubbed by Bill O'Reilly, who
pretended not to recognize him (despite the largest cable news
marketing campaign in television history) to, moments later,
consenting to take a picture with O'Reilly's daughter, who happened
to be a big fan of America's Got Talent (Bill was
immediately scolded by security for "photographing the talent,"
which is a comeuppance more artful than one could make up); from
declaring in no uncertain terms that the 2011 shooting of Gabby
Giffords would change American guns laws as surely as the 1996
massacres in Dunblain, Scotland, and Tasmania, Australia, had done,
only to rail in disbelief the following year at the Newtown,
Connecticut, massacre in 2012, and the gun lobby's insistence that
it was "too soon" to discuss the problem of guns in America.
The hit HBO series Newsroom posits that America needs a
newsman who has a point of view, who does not suffer fools, and who
does not give "equal time" to idiocy. Watching Piers Morgan, one
gets the sense that he is as close to the character Will McAvoy as
we have in this country presently. A scrappier version of Anderson
Cooper. A thinking man's bruiser.
Piers gives an adrenaline-fueled account of life at CNN and a
reflective and heartfelt account of his continuing love affair with
America, including his high profile participation in the gun
debate. He is also happy to weave personal material on his wife and
family, so you have a sense of really knowing the man.
"Week after week, Piers Morgan has taken on the National Rifle
Association, the United States Congress, and numerous gun
evangelists . . . and (thankfully) it doesn''t look like he''s
going to give up."