CNN premiere host, Piers Morgan, is known for probing questions, but he is seldom in the position of being asked about headlines as he steers guests from behind his desk. When chatting with old friend, Sharon Osbourne, however, the ever proper Piers speaks his mind. Playfully teasing his pal and former America's Got Talent panel buddy over a bawdy tweet sent about chocolate sauce in naughty places, Morgan quickly moved to prominent media matters in the headlines.
Regarding whether "having it all" was even worth debate, Piers related how his travels had frequently bought him to the slums of Soweto, and remarked how he repeatedly saw these families with nothing as literally being "the happiest people in the world," stressing that happiness has nothing to do with anything material. He described one of his most painful moments as a parent as it happened just last week, when he had to miss attending his youngest son's athletic competitions. The 11-year-old won all seven events be completed in, and naturally, accepted pop Piers' absence easier than the father himself. Prior to then, he was the dad who pledged always to be there, and usually was, and now that commitment is rekindled. Reiterating how no one ever says their wish was to work harder "when someone's 80," Morgan stressed that having it all means having the memories, moments, and people in your life who matter, and that can be arranged by choice, somehow, no matter the dictates of economics. Piers praises women's efforts in managing home and positions of power at work at once, and sees the rise of technology as being a further boon, letting moms work from home without physically being at the office, insisting "employers need to give women a fairer shake." Sharon Osbourne said that time is the greatest quality bonus, but co-host Sheryl Underwood quipped that she doubted "any child would want to spend the day with me," to which Piers politely objected.
When it comes to Penn State and the Sandusky case, particularly the news that Sandusky's guaranteed retirement of $59,000 for life will be paid, Piers nearly popped his lid. He described the plague of pedophilia that pervaded the University as a kind of corporate cover-up. "Heads should roll, and people should be charged" is his personal verdict in the case of this "disgrace to decency, democracy, and the law." The law will doubtless be finding ways to capture some semblance of justice and reclamation for Sandusky's victims and Penn State for decades to come, and Piers Morgan will be talking about that, too.