CNN is pulling the plug on Piers Morgan. Low ratings, not any particular scandal or incident, doomed the former UK tabloid editor's show after three years.
Morgan was told by CNN president Jeff Zucker it “was time for the show to end," but not because of the phone-hacking allegations surfacing in Britain.
1. Piers Morgan Gun Control Rant
Piers Morgan went OFF on gun control Friday in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting tragedy. You gotta watch this clip.
2. Billy Ray Cyrus Talks Twerking, Miley Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus stands up for his daughter in this interview. Watch him discuss Miley Cyrus with Piers Morgan.
3. Piers Morgan Unloads on Pro-Gun Panel
Piers Morgan unloads on a pro-gun panel on his CNN show September 16, 2013.
4. Piers Morgan-Ted Nugent Debate
Piers Morgan and Ted Nugent debate the merits (or lack thereof) of gun control in February 2013.
5. Chelsea Handler, Piers Morgan Fight
Chelsea Handler and Piers Morgan argue on E! It's pretty hilarious.
6. Charlie Sheen on Piers Morgan
Charlie Sheen on Piers Morgan Tonight, discussing the issue of gun control. Sheen supports toughter laws even though he's a gun enthusiast.
7. Alex Jones Piers Morgan Interview, Part 2
Piers Morgan interviews Alex Jones, one of the people who has been trying to deport him from the U.S. It got heated. This is part two of the discussion.
8. Alex Jones Piers Morgan Interview, Part 1
Piers Morgan interviews Alex Jones, one of the people who has been trying to deport him from the U.S. It got heated.
9. Piers Morgan-Larry Pratt Interview
Piers Morgan and Larry Pratt go at it on CNN over guns and gun laws.
10. Robert Blake on Piers Morgan Tonight
Robert Blake erupted at Piers Morgan on Wednesday when the CNN primetime host questioned whether Blake was telling the truth about the circumstances surrounding the death of his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley.
11. Casey Anthony on Piers Morgan Tonight
Casey Anthony spoke to Piers Morgan on June 12, 2012. Here's a portion of Piers' segment in which he discusses the interview.
12. Kirk Cameron on Gay Marriage
Kirk Cameron on Piers Morgan tonight in March 2012. He's not a fan of gay marriage, or homosexuality in general for that matter.
“The decision had nothing to do with the hacking interview - not at all,” said CNN’s Allison Gollust, who denied the move was due to anything but ratings.
Morgan lost his job at the celebrity news tabloid The Daily Mirror after publishing fake pictures of alleged British troop misconduct in Iraq, but bounced back.
He'd built a reputation for campaigns on gun control while at CNN but was blamed for a steady slide in the show’s ratings since Larry King’s retirement.
“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” Morgan told the N.Y. Times, which first broke news of the CNN decision Sunday.