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Good Morning America Studio Audience

Old Jun 24th, 2003, 02:23 PM
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Good Morning America Studio Audience

We received confirmation of being in the studio Audience for Good Morning America at 6:30 a.m.! Sounds fun, but have a couple of questions, how long does this activity typically take and how far of a walk is it from the New York Hilton Towers or should we catch a bus? Thanks!
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Old Jun 24th, 2003, 03:25 PM
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We just did this last Tuesday and we were staying at the NY Hilton Towers!!

You go at 6:30 and get in line. I would say they allow about 30-40 people into the downstairs (ground level) studio. This is not the studio that the anchors sit in.

The show runs from 7 - 9 am and you STAND there, watch the monitors of the show as it is broadcast live and periodically they shoot from the "studio audience" set. The day we were there they did 2 weather announcements with the "studio audience" in the background. Also, they had 3 or 4 specialty cars parked on the sidewalk just outside the window of the studio. So in the second half of GMA the anchors, Charlie Gibson and Robin (sitting in for Diane Sawyer) came downstairs to do a segment with the cars. After that they came into the audience, greeted everyone, and broadcast the end of the show with the "studio audience" in the background.

It wasn't what I was expecting, especially having to stand for the 2 hours. However, we were on TV and my teens really got a kick out of it!

You can easily walk from the Hilton. The Hilton is at 54th and Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave). Walk from 54th to 44th, turn right and walk to Broadway. It's on the left corner as you head to Broadway. Allow 10 - 15 minutes to walk there. Be sure to bring your camera. Despite what your email confirmation says about only allowing a small handbag, you can bring in a camera. The day we were there the hosts posed for pictures with those who had cameras after the show.

Hope you enjoy it.
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Old Jun 25th, 2003, 05:21 AM
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My family of four has done Good Morning America on our last 2 NY trips since 2002. If you want to have any type of view or be seen on TV, you've got to show up 30-60 minutes prior to when they start letting you into the studio; otherwise you are at the back of the crowd and viewing is difficult. The total time spent is at least 2.5 hours and one of the times that we went was a Friday when they did a concert in Bryant Park and you were not given any preference on where to stand as compared to just anyone who saw the crowd and joined in at a moment's notice. Having said that, the event is well worth it and the news people could not be more generous with their times after the broadcast and allowed everyone to take pictures with them.
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Old Jun 25th, 2003, 06:15 AM
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Thanks for the helpful information....
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Old Nov 4th, 2004, 07:17 AM
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We will be traveling to NYC in early December. How do I get Good Morning America Studio Audience tickets???
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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 10:09 AM
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My mom arranged for us to be at a GMA taping during our recent trip to NYC. Each day just seems like luck of the draw as far as what you get. On our day, Diane was not there, boo-hoo! I would have loved to have seen her.

BUT, they did the usual weather segments, movie reviews with Joel Siegal, and TWO big segments in the audience studio, plus dancers from Shall We Dance. Mom and I were on TV many times and almost the whole time during a Bobby Canavalli interview. We have the VCR tape to prove it and are thinking of running it as an endless loop at Thanksgiving - ok - just kidding about that part.

The day we were there was the day of Robin's fathers funeral, so the on-air personalities left very quickly after the show to get to the funeral. We arrived at 6:15 am and there were many ahead of us, but we ended up in a primo spot anyway. It was really fun to see what goes into a taping, and while you do stand most of the time, there are window seats to sit for a few minutes if needed, and they offered the use of a bench if my mom needed it (she didn't). It was fun for us. BTW, you can request the invite thru the GMA website.
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