Get ready for 7 New Wonders — and this time they're right here in America.
Beginning Monday, May 5, "Good Morning America" will reveal the "7 Wonders of America" live during the morning broadcast. In recent weeks, GMA assembled a team of experts to create this new list of wonders.
Throughout the week and into the week of May 12, "Good Morning America" anchors Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Chris Cuomo and Sam Champion — along with other ABC News anchors and correspondents — will report live from each of the 7 Wonders, revealing a new location each day.
In addition, starting May 5, viewers will be encouraged to log on to abcnews.com to vote for their choice for the 8th wonder; the location with the most votes will be featured on "Good Morning America" Wednesday, May 14.
A panel of experts created a list of places of both natural and manmade wonders within the 50 states that families, friends and people from around the world should visit and experience.
The panel consisted of Annie Griffith Belt, National Geographic photographer; Brent D. Glass, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History; Michael Roberts, executive editor of Outside Magazine; Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History; Patricia Schultz, author of "1000 Places to See Before You Die in the USA and Canada," and Pauline Frommer, creator of the new series Pauline Frommer Guidebooks.
In November 2006, "Good Morning America" took viewers on its first worldwide search for "The 7 New Wonders of the World." Diane Sawyer reported live from Jerusalem; Robin Roberts scaled the Mayan Pyramids in Mexico; Chris Cuomo broadcast from the beaches close to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Monument; Sam Champion floated in a boat amid the Polar Ice Caps; Bill Weir became the first and only American journalist to broadcast live from the famed Potala Palace in Tibet; Kate Snow brought viewers up close to the great migration in Africa and Elizabeth Vargas took the show "inside the Internet."