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Piers Morgan, the Next Barbara Walters?

Maybe next he’ll be on The View? NBC is in talks with Piers Morgan, the host of America’s Got Talent and a former newspaper editor in Britain, to make him the network’s new Barbara Walters. Morgan says he’s “pretty close” to a deal that would have him hosting periodic prime-time interviews. "Back in England, I am actually better known as an interviewer," Morgan tells the New York Post. "In this country, there is a bit of a gap in the market. Barbara Walters has just [semi-]retired, and I think there is an opportunity there for me. I do one-on-ones—like Barbara Walters. I am not an entertainment talk show, late-night kind of [guy]. It is more biographical interviews.” Morgan already hosts the No. 1 talk show in Britain.