“AM America” Theme


AM America was the direct predecessor to Good Morning America. Bill Beutel and Stephanie Edwards hosted the show from New York. The news was read by Peter Jennings in Washington. AM America lasted for only a short time (nine months) and was plagued by failure from the very beginning. Original host Bob Kennedy died in the months preceding the debut. And both Beutel and Edwards left the show just months after its debut. In any case, it had a colorful set and colorful graphics with a distinct 70’s disco feel to them. The theme, anything but disco, was commissioned by ABC in 1974 and composed by William Goldstein.

William Goldstein – AM America theme
William Goldstein – AM America bumper

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