Sep 26, 2012
Coming up this evening at 9, “Piers Morgan Tonight” welcomes a panel of all-stars to talk about America’s needs to grow and prosper. Joining Piers Morgan is Will.i.am, founder of the i.am.angel Foundation, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark, Her Highness Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel of Saudi Arabia, and Deepak Chopra.
In New York for the CGI Annual Meeting, Morgan’s guests each have issues near and dear to their heart. Morgan asks Will.i.am to explain why the rest of the world is overtaking America and what can be done about it:
“It’s greed and lack of leadership,” the Black Eyed Peas rapper says, “to the point where I don’t see why it makes sense that we spend so much money on prisons versus education.”
Clark notes one of America’s problems is that it is an older manufacturing economy. “One of the things we can do in America is we can move more into the Internet age in our manufacturing, in our bidding and our ordering process,” the retired general explains. “It’s critical.”
Morgan moves on to ask about America’s competition. “Is China the enemy that many Americans see it as?”
“We live in a – a very diverse world and we need to embrace that. If China is excelling in something, that’s great. But guess what? America is in excelling in technology, as well,” Princess Ameerah says. “I am not against a – a certain country or a certain nation excelling in something. I’m actually embracing that.”
“America has to figure out what it is we are. We are our own enemy right now,” Will.i.am explains, seemingly confused. “I still – somebody still hasn’t told me why we spend so much money on prisons and not for education.”
Chopra details many things in the world that he thinks are not OK. “Who said drones were OK? Who said economic injustice is OK? Who says 50 percent of the world is living on less than $2 a day, 20 percent less than $1 a day?”
Watch the clip, and listen to the interviews, as Piers Morgan asks his panel of experts how we can make America great again, then tune in at 9p.m. EST for the full interview.