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Piers Morgan joins us for Breakfast

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 15 February 2013

Media megastar Piers Morgan joins us for Breakfast to tell us all about the new series of his show! As soon as he touches down from America we've got the coffee good to go!

Piers has devoted his life to journalism in print and on TV, from studying it at college, to his first job at the local paper, and onto The Sun and various other tabloids throughout his 28 year career.

On screen, Piers has delved deep into the lives of top celeb names both on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' on CNN, and 'Life Stories' on ITV. It's rare to have the chance to grill great guests both sides of the Atlantic, and we can't wait to hear who he's got coming up in his new series!

Music Played

21 items
  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Caroline

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Train

    Train Mermaid

    California 37, Columbia, 1

  • Image for [musical theater]

    [musical theater] [musical theater] - America

  • Image for Natalie Imbruglia

    Natalie Imbruglia Torn

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artist, Elektra

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Sussudio

    Phil Collins ...Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Learn To Love Again

    (CD Single), Global Talent Records

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People

    The Woodstock Generation (Various), Nectar

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Kidz

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2), Warner Bros, 4

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Second Time Around

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Start Me Up

    Rolling Stones

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Isn't She Lovely

    Songs In The Key Of Life Vol.2, Hitsville

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Fire It Up

    Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night

    Frank Sinatra - The Reprise Years, Reprise

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down

    The Element Of Freedom, Sony Music, 14

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Tunde Baiyewu

    Tunde Baiyewu Move

    (CD Single), Waking Dreams, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency.

    Ever since learning I was going to be a dad, I’ve been thinking about the future - and how we sustain ourselves and lay down strong roots for those who follow us?

    At the end of every working day, at 530pm, the global tolerance team shares a minute’s silence around a powerful question, like ‘what can you do to you sustain yourself?’ We call it the Sound of Silence. It’s awesome - like taking a 60 second daily sabbatical, a time to tap into dreams.

    The very idea of a sabbatical, a rest from work, comes from the biblical sabbath, and a commandment to stop working the fields every seven years. Just as the Glastonbury festival regularly takes a year off, the purpose is simply to let nature take its course, let ourselves and the fields be, with the promise of future growth.

    It was in the Sound of Silence that I was inspired to put global tolerance on a one year sabbatical, which we’ll be starting from April this year. I’m going to be a stay-at-home dad, write a book, let nature take its course, and revel in the daily inspiration of being a dad.

    When there’s lots to do, it’s natural to want to toil even harder in our fields of our lives.

    When we put down the spade, and take a break from our daily routine, we begin to let new ideas take root, sew seeds of hope, and find inspiration in the fields of our dreams.

    As the Author Joseph Campbell says ‘We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.’

    I wonder what would happen if we all took sabbaticals in our daily lives? In fact, I challenge you to take a 60 second sabbatical every day for the next week and see what flows from the Sound of Silence. At worst, it will sustain you and your family more for the toil that lies ahead. Or it might just change your life.


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