February 6th, 2013
11:50 PM ET

Piers Morgan Tonight: Dick Morris on leaving Fox News "I was wrong at the top of my lungs"

This evening on Piers Morgan Tonight, Piers Morgan sat down with former Fox News contributor Dick Morris to discuss his departure from the network, and his famously inaccurate predictions of the 2012 Presidential Election.

Morris defended his prediction by saying that "the real reason Romney lost was because of the storm... The fact of the matter is that before Hurricane Sandy started, President Obama was trailing Mitt Romney "On his departure from Fox News, Morris said "I was wrong at the top of my lungs. Maybe I'm being made a poster child for that." He added "the divorce isn't final, but I'm seeing other people."

Morris also talked about his hopes for the future of the Republican Party, and that the person he would like to see lead the party is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. 

Piers Morgan Tonight airs weeknights at 9 pm and 12 am ET on CNN.

Also watch: Dick Morris on the "real reason" Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election

 


Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
February 6th, 2013
12:11 PM ET

'Pictures Don't Lie' – stories behind some of the Civil Rights Movement's iconic photos – encores Sunday

Photographer Ernest Withers documented the struggles and the victories of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s through shocking and inspiring images that evoke the injustice and the rage of that history even today.  Along the way, he himself became an icon.

When Withers photographed the grotesquely mutilated body of Emmett Till, slain for allegedly whistling at a white woman, the photos rocketed across the country and around the world in magazines and newsprint – notably in JET and LIFE magazines, and the Chicago Defender – forcing the nation to focus on that amplified vision of injustice.  Withers himself was so moved that he vowed to attend each day of the trial and photograph those accused of the lynching.

After Withers died in 2007, documents secured through a Freedom of Information Act request, submitted by journalists the Memphis Commercial Appeal, revealed that in addition to taking photographs, Withers was also a paid informant for the FBI.  A paper trail later emerged suggesting Withers gave the FBI sensitive information on leaders of the Movement, their meetings, and their activities – as part of the FBI’s official, “Ghetto Informant Program.”

CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien tells the story of the secret life of Ernest Withers in Pictures Don’t Lie, which encores on CNN/U.S on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. ET and PT.

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