Fox & Friends did its best Good Morning America impression this morning, hosting a live studio audience today for the first time in the show’s 20-year history.
The energetic studio audience members had the chance to ask co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy and their guests questions live on air.
There were about 50 in-studio audience members for the full duration of the program, and special appearances from America’s Newsroom co-anchors Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, before they took over at 9 a.m.
Doocy: You know, we’ve been doing this show for over 20 years, and this is the first time – we’ve taken the show out to you over the last couple of years where we’ve done the diner shows and have taken the program to you. Today you’re coming to us. Couple of weeks ago, we had asked who would like to come – and all these folks filled out forms and had no idea they would have to get up at 2 in the morning to be here.”
Earhardt: That’s right, that’s right.
Kilmeade: But let’s be fair to Ainsley, 20 years ago she was in 5th grade. So…
Earhardt: And I was telling Brian, I was like, gosh, if I were in a studio audience 20 years ago here at Fox & Friends, I would’ve been so excited – we love you all. But this was a dream come true for all of us, and we know we’re sitting here because of you guys, you keep us employed and you watch every day – and we just can’t thank you enough.
Kilmeade: And how many people are here just to see Regis? Let’s be honest.
Earhardt: Wrong show
Kilmeade: Ah, sorry.
Doocy: Anyways, you’ll notice some of our regular friends are in the audience today, you’ve seen them on television before. They live in the New York City area, good to have them. Also, people from all over the country are with us, because they wanted to watch us do the news. And so we’re going to start the news…