Morgan rejects hacking claims, but stays evasive

Piers Morgan, host of CNN's interview show "Piers Morgan Tonight," poses for a portrait backstage during the Turner Broadcasting Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

December 20, 2011 12:04:48 PM PST
A tense and sometimes confrontational Piers Morgan stood his ground before a judge-led inquiry into media ethics Tuesday, denying any connection to illegal phone hacking which has resulted in the closure of the newspaper he once edited and the arrest of friends and former colleagues.