Roberts kicked off a new months-long effort, “Rise and Shine,” at ABC’s “Good Morning America,” which will have its anchors and correspondents visiting all 50 states over the next few months as the nation emerges from coronavirus conditions, according to Simone Swink and Chris Brouwer, the program’s two interim executive producers. Viewers this morning saw Roberts visiting Dollywood, the Dolly Parton amusement park, in Pigeon Forge, Tn (Parton was there as well).
“There is this sense that America is getting its feet under it again,” said Brouwer, in an interview. “We felt it was important to go out and meet our viewers where they are.”
Like other TV programs that become part of viewers’ daily routines, “GMA” must navigate its way