'Hamilton' musical inspires Library of Congress to digitize Hamilton documents

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Transcript for 'Hamilton' musical inspires Library of Congress to digitize Hamilton documents
Good morning to George and to Amy and to you and we begin with the Tony award winning musical "Hamilton" giving the real-life Alexander Hamilton another shot in the spotlight. Inspiring the library of congress to digitize 880 documents written by the founding father for all of us to now access. Lin-manu lin-manuel Miranda gave his seal approval. The collection will include his personal and public drafts like one written when he was just 12 years old as a clerk and then a letter he wrote to his future wife Elizabeth, George Washington, John Adams among the major figures included in these letters and before this the only way to view them was to actually travel to Washington and to view them on microfilm. Not happening for a lot of people. This makes it easier for us to learn much more about one of the most important figures in our American story. So cool. Microfiche. You don't even know what it means. I didn't in college. Not doing it now so that's great news. I think it's so fantastic for all of us to be able to access that story. In "Pop news" this morning a new addition to the muppets. Matt Vogel making his big debut of the new voice of Kermit stepping in for Steve Whitmire lending his pipes to the YouTube channel. Listen up, here is the new Kermit. And now for another muppet thought of the week. ??? Dreams are how we figure out where we want to go. Life is how we get there. I'm headed this way. What do you think? I mean, it's good. Very good. I'm so impressed. We were studying it in the investigative unit of "Pop news," we were studying the voice and heard a slight difference but pretty darned close. The new voice sounds so familiar. Kermit serving up a wise and witty thought of the day and you know before Vogel and Whitmire, Kermit was portrayed by the late, great muppet creator Jim Henson. We wish you luck, Matt Vogel as the new Kermit, part of the Disney family. Finally celebrities showing continued support for the people of Texas including Beyonce. The grammy winner sharing a tribute on Instagram saying, Texas, you are in my prayers and the Houston native pledging to work closely with her charity be good and her pastor to help as many hurricane Harvey vics as she possibly can. And give it up for actress Sandra bullock who has stepped up donating $1 million to the American red cross. Specifically to help with Harvey. The actress who has a home in Austin, Texas, writing, quote, there are no politics in eight feet of water. There are human beings in eight feet of water. So an update also on the efforts of Houston Texans football star J.J. Watt. Yesterday we loved having him on "Good morning America" when we spoke with him. He already raised $1.2 million and this morning, we can report that Watts' efforts have led to a new total of over $5 million. I just got chills. Harvey relief fund. We cannot thank you enough, J.J.

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