According to sources on the set of “Good Morning America” yesterday, staffers were talking about the “get” that was Chaz Bono.
When the subject of George Stephanopoulos vs. Chris Cuomo came up, the staffers wondered if George could or would even want to pull that interview off. “It’s great morning TV to have that exclusive and Cuomo pulled it off without making it feel awkward,” one staffer said. “I don’t know if George can do those types of interviews and This Week?”
Another expressed concern that those interviews wouldn’t even happen with Stephanopoulos there. “The interviews that Cuomo is good at, George couldn’t and probably wouldn’t want to do. You need those for ratings and if George doesn’t want to do them or can’t pull them off with some sensitivity, we lose ratings,” said the staffer.
A GMA insider responds to TVNewser, “This sounds like someone trying to create an issue where there is none. Both George and Chris are skilled interviewers and terrific broadcasters.”