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    The "Good Morning America" team - Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer and Sam Champion - unveil the show's new, street-level studio in the heart of New York City's Times Square, Sept. 6, 2011. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/scenes-gma-set-14455403" target="external">Click here to see more behind-the-scenes of the new studio's unveil!</a>
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  • PHOTOS: 'GMA' Studio Through the Years

    "Good Morning America" anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos bring America the morning's latest news and overnight headlines live from the news desk in the show's state-of-the-art, Times Square studio, Sept. 6, 2011.
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    "GMA" lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer delivers her daily "Pop News Heat Index" summary of the day's biggest celebrity and pop-culture headlines live from the smart screen of the show's new Times Square studio, Sept. 6, 2011.
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    "Good Morning America" debuted on Nov. 3, 1975 from ABC News headquarters on West 67th St. in New York City, near Lincoln Square. David Hartman was the morning show's first host, aided by Nancy Dussault as his co-host.
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    "Good Morning America" anchors and correspondents Geraldo Rivera, John Lindsay, Helen Gurley Brown, Jack Anderson, Rona Barrett, Nancy Dussault, Erma Bombeck and David Hartman gather on the "GMA" set in this February 17, 1976, photo.
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    "GMA's" roots as a lifestyle show drew world-class chefs to its in-studio kitchen, giving rise to the celebrity chefs of today. In this Sept. 3, 1980, photo, iconic chef Julia Childs cooks with "GMA" contributor and author Erma Bombeck on the "GMA" set at West 67th St. in New York City.
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    "GMA's" first host, David Hartman, sat down with former President Richard Nixon October 20, 1982 on the "GMA" set.
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    In 1980, Joan Lunden joined the "GMA" team and was soon promoted to co-anchor, alongside David Hartman. Their partnership ended on February 20, 1987, when Hartman retired after more than 15 years and 3,189 shows.
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    The bright and airy "living room" of the "GMA" set, seen in this December 11, 1981 photo, made "GMA" viewers feel right at home as they watched the show over coffee and breakfast in their own homes around the country.
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    Willow Bay and Antonio Moro host "GMA" weekend in this March 20, 1994 photo. "GMA's" weekend edition debuted on January 3, 1993, as a Sunday-only show, before being expanded in 1999 to include both Saturday and Sunday editions.
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    "GMA" hosts Charles Gibson and Joan Lunden welcomed a very special guest, then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the "GMA" set on July 19, 1994 for a special "GMA" edition on health care reform.
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    "GMA" debuted a renovated set in May 1998, as well as a new co-anchor, Kevin Newman, who joined Lisa Mcree on the top-rated morning program. Joining Newman and Mcree in this May 5, 1998 photo are then-"GMA" weather forecaster Spencer Christian (left) and news correspondent Antonio Mora (right).
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    On January 18, 1999, Charlie Gibson returned to "GMA" as anchor and was joined by his ABC colleague, Diane Sawyer, seen here with him on the show's W. 67th St. set. The duo propelled "GMA" into ratings success and solidified the show's reputation as a hard-hitting news program.
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    11. "GMA" moved from the ABC News headquarters on W. 67th St. to its present home in Times Square on September 13, 1999. The new location and a multi-level, state-of-the-art television studio made it possible for the program to feature a live audience outside the studio and film segments right in the heart of Times Square.
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    "GMA" welcomed the "greatest of all time," legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, and his wife, Lonnie, to their new television studio at Times Square. The Alis helped to raise the flag on the set and then sat down for an interview conducted by "GMA" anchors Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer.
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    On November 3, 2005, "GMA" celebrated its 30th birthday with a decorated set, a look back at the show's November 1975 debut episode and special appearances by guests including former anchors David Hartman and Joan Lunden, and former meteorologist Spencer Christian. "GMA" also, on that day, became the first morning news show to broadcast in HDTV.
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    14. On May 23, 2005, ABC News announced that Robin Roberts, the show's news anchor, would be promoted to co-anchor. Previously, Roberts, pictured here in 2007 with Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo, who would replace Roberts as news anchor, had been regularly substituting for Charlie Gibson and Sawyer.
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  • "GMA" Times Square Studio Through the Years

    On September 13, 2006, "GMA" introduced a new logo, featuring gold font on a blue background, that more closely resembled the original "GMA" logo used until 1987. The new logo gave the show a reinvigorated image to match its high-tech conversion to HDTV the previous year.
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    Even after set transformations, a conversion to HDTV and anchor changes, the "GMA" set has always maintained a homey feel, as seen in this November 2005 photo of the "GMA living room" in the show's Times Square studio.
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    Longtime "GMA" anchor Charlie Gibson, seen here with co-anchor Diane Sawyer on the show's Times Square set in an undated photo, anchored his final "GMA" program on June 28, 2006. After 19 years at "GMA," Gibson left to occupy the anchor chair at ABC's flagship "World News" newscast. Gibson ended his tenure by stating, "For 19 years, my mornings have been not just good — they've been great."
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  • "GMA" Studio Through the Years

    On Tuesday, Sept., 6, the "GMA" team said goodbye to its longtime home, pictured here, high above Times Square, and moved downstairs into a new, street level studio designed to offer a window to the world, a chance to interact with fans and a venue to take the show outdoors.
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