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GMA Live, also known as Good Morning America, is a morning television show which features segments on news from around the world, pop culture, and everyday living. Most of the stories aired on the show are of special interest to the current trends and attitudes of American culture. It is anchored by two hosts, traditionally one male and one female and supporting presenters who cover each segment. Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos are the two most current hosts of GMA. Good Morning America debuted on November 3, 1975 on the ABC network as competition to NBC's highly successful Today show. David Hartman and Nancy Dussault began as the original anchors. The show's format was based on ABC affiliate WEWS's highly successful local program entitled, The Morning Exchange, which discussed entertainment and daily living, proved to be popular which had gained it the attention of ABC. After a few setbacks in its early years, GMA Live took off in the 1980s and early 1990s, holding strong ratings over its competition of other morning TV shows until 1995. Since then it has generally ran in second place among morning news shows. The show airs for three hours in the morning on weekdays while the special weekend edition airs for one hour on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekend edition of GMA came about after a need for weekend ratings was identified. It also provided ABC with the opportunity to be able to air headlines on breaking news in tandem with their other network competition. Over the years, GMA Live has expanded and changed its line up as well as its show formatting. Since 1994 it has featured a large number of special correspondents and contributors for its various stories. Special correspondents may act as investigative reporters or specialize in a field such as financial or entertainment news. Special contributors focus more on individualized areas affecting daily living like chefs doing cooking segments, veterinarians giving advice on animal care, or legal analysts who can explain the ramifications of new court verdicts as well as possible subsequent consequences. GMA airs from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM on most ABC affiliates weekdays and in Australia on Nine Network from 3:30 AM to 5:00 AM, Tuesday - Friday.