afaqs! news bureau
Media Briefs

Oprah named first guest on Piers Morgan's new CNN show

Media News

Mumbai, January 7, 2010

Multi award-winning talk-show host Oprah Winfrey will be Piers Morgan's first guest on his new primetime evening show Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN International. The show premieres worldwide on January 18th.

Oprah named first guest on Piers Morgan's new CNN show
India Premiere Airtimes: January 18, Tuesday at 530 PM

Piers Morgan Tonight is a candid, in-depth, personality-driven interview program airing on CNN International during primetime around the world. Piers' inimitable style will uncover the most fascinating details about his newsmaker guests, unearthing hidden stories which will surprise, challenge and delight his audience in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Piers Morgan has had a long career in journalism in the United Kingdom as a newspaper editor and, more recently, as the host of the popular British television interview program, Piers Morgan's Life Stories.

Morgan was 28 years old when media magnate Rupert Murdoch appointed him the youngest ever editor of the News of the World, and the youngest national newspaper editor in Britain for 50 years. Two years later he moved to the Daily Mirror, where he served as editor-in-chief from 1995 until 2004.

Morgan went on to become a best-selling author, a regular media columnist, a judge on America's Got Talent and host of his own interview programs in the UK.

He will now bring his penetrating interview style and gift for unearthing surprising details to CNN viewers around the globe.

For further information, please contact:

Edelman India

Lavanya Mandal

Mobile: +919004669376

Email: lavanya.mandal@edelman.com