Stephanopoulos Bids Eventual Farewell To This Week, Starts GMA Tomorrow
Sunday morning on This Week, George Stephanopoulos announced his move to Good Morning America tomorrow, bright and early. At the end of today’s broadcast, Stephanopoulos took a moment to address his job switch, thanking the viewers and noting that he would continue as host “until a successor is named.”
As previously reported by Mediaite, accepting the GMA position meant that Stephanopoulos would vacate the This Week job, a trade-off that seemed to initially be a question mark for the Washington-savvy former Clinton staffer. For now, it seems Stephanopoulos can have his cake and eat it, too, at least on a temporary basis.
Below is a transcript of the host’s remarks, followed by the video clip:
That’s our show for today.
You may have heard that tomorrow I start at “Good Morning America.” It’s going to be a great challenge for me, and I hope you’ll tune in there too.
My only regret as I head to New York is that I won’t be able to continue our Sundays on “This Week” for very much longer. As all of you know, this has been a special and important forum for discussing politics and public affairs ever since David Brinkley began the program almost thirty years ago. It’s been a big part of my life too — and an honor to anchor these last seven years.
I’ll continue until a successor is named, so for now, I’ll just say thanks for sharing part of this Sunday with us.
We’ll see you next week.
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