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AM America
Format News program
Starring Bill Beutel
Stephanie Edwards
Country of origin  United States
Running time 120 minutes (two hours) (including commercials, and local news/weather cut-ins [on some affiliates])
Original channel ABC
Original run January 6, 1975 – October 31, 1975

On January 6, 1975, the morning news program AM America premiered on ABC with Bill Beutel and Stephanie Edwards as co-hosts. Peter Jennings gave news reports throughout the program. It was an attempt to compete with NBC's highly popular Today show.

On April 25, 1975, British comedy troupe Monty Python made one of their earliest American television appearances on AM America (all original members except for John Cleese appeared).[1] Due to low ratings, AM America came to an end on October 31, 1975, when it was replaced with a more well-known, more successful effort, Good Morning America.

The logo for AM America had the letters A and M colored in blue, while the rest of the word "America" was colored in red. The "AM" was overlapped with "America" and it looked a lot like the text was shortened to just AMERICA. Also, a star was placed inside the "A".


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