Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight," welcomes the five co-anchors of "Good Morning America" for an entertaining and endearing exclusive interview, during which the cast touches upon everything from the economy to health, and politics to weather – much like their own show.
Having first supplanted "The Today Show" in April and again regained their position following the recent conclusion of NBC's Olympics coverage, the five television personalities – Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, and Josh Elliott – are presently basking in the glow of being the number one morning show in the country.
Champion, however, feels the product has been there all along:
"I've thought we were doing the number one morning show, I just think it took a little while for the audience to start sampling it, and notice that what we were doing, was like an amazing show," says the meteorologist. "That was fun to watch, and had news, and information, and is just jam-packed. And it never stops, for two hours. So once you got a chance to sample it, how could you not choose that show."
"GMA's" success however, has coincided with struggles at "Today," as the long-time morning leader has stumbled upon trying times, including the much-publicized departure of anchor Ann Curry.
Roberts though, says her team takes no joy in the pain of others:
"The morning that Ann said goodbye, her goodbyes, we were watching," says the longest tenured member of the ABC team. "And we, on our program, which you don't see very often, we spent the last couple of minutes talking about Ann Curry, on 'Good Morning America,' and appreciating her."
Watch the clip, listen to the interview, then tune in to "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. as the cast of "GMA" open up about everything from Stephanopoulus' sex life with comedienne and actress wife Ali Wentworth and Champion's analysis of the hurricane currently headed straight for Tampa, Fla. and the RNC.
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