Good Morning America (GMA) has been a weekday staple of the ABC lineup since 1975 for a total of 36 seasons and expanded to a weekend edition in 2004. Currently, the show is shown live on the east coast daily from 7am-9am and on tape delay in other time zones. GMA serves as a one-stop shop for all the day's news, weather, sports and other updates. They also provide breaking news throughout the morning with both in-studio and field reporting that typically features an anchor near an important event, court case or other current event. They also feature frequent profiles of celebrities and everyday people doing extraordinary things while also giving exposure to some of the hot topics of the day.
Their weather forecast consists of a national spotlight by a meteorologist followed by local coverage by an affiliate ABC station. This takes place at least once an hour and sometimes more frequently depending on the time of year and other factors including snow and rain.
Over the years, the show has seen a large number of regulars and fill-in anchors gain exposure on the daily program. Currently, the weekday edition is anchored by the team of
Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Sam Champion, and Lara Spencer. Together, they bring a unique brand of news covering all areas of the country with their own personal flare.
Good Morning America has consistently been near the top of the morning ratings for its category and has won three Daytime Emmy Awards (2007-2009).
For some, "reality TV" is absolutely far too real. It wasn't until 2008, a full 12 years after six-year-old child beauty pageant princess JonBenet Ramsey's still-unsolved murder, that Patrick Ramsey and his now-deceased wife Patsy were formally discounted as suspects with an official apology from Boulder, Colo. District Attorney's Office. That makes it maybe the more compelling that Patrick claimed during a Tuesday "Good Morning America" interview that he finds TLC's fascinating-10-car-pile-up "Toddlers & Tiaras" to be "bizarre."