Posted on January 17, 2011
At the end of last year, Larry King passed on his suspenders to Piers Morgan after spending a quarter of a century interviewing who's who during his 'stint' on CNN's 'Larry King Live.' The candid British journalist, Piers Morgan, was gracious in stepping into his predecessor's role, yet confident that he will continue King's legacy of bringing prominent interviews to the American public. Morgan is set to host 'Piers Morgan Tonight' on CNN as he makes his debut by interviewing the one and only Oprah Winfrey - you can catch Morgan's interview with the daytime TV host powerhouse tonight on DISH Network at 9:00 PM ET. Piers Morgan is not only a household name in television abroad, hosting 'Life Stories' where he interviewed dozens of famous figures across the world from British prime ministers to Rod Stewart, Richard Branson and Simon Cowell, but he has also made TV appearances in the states. Piers Morgan was one of the judges for the U.S. based reality competition 'America's Got Talent,' as well as the winner of Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' in 2008. The British journalist has caused much buzz and speculation around his newest TV gig on CNN seeing as he has been called "arrogant," "self-satisfied," and "full of himself" by critics in the past. It seems as though the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree as former colleague and British native, Simon Cowell came under much of the same criticism from American TV fans. Piers Morgan has reportedly said that he already doesn't want Madonna on his upcoming show, but hopes to land interviews with President Obama and Mel Gibson. Tonight, DISH Network subscribers can watch Piers as he gets Oprah to open up about her last season on the 'Oprah Winfrey Show' in addition to a recap of news developments including the following topics: New York Jets, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Wikileaks story. 'Piers Morgan Tonight' will be in HD for DISH subscribers on CNN, weeknights at 9:00 PM ET. To order DISH Network, visit authorized retailer DISH Systems online or call 866-989-3474. You can also get all of your satellite TV news and updates by becoming a fan of DISH Systems on Twitter and Facebook.