Good Morning America February 19 2013 Recap
Why are we so excited this week? Because Robin Roberts is coming back to GMA! It’s a week full of love, excitement and celebration not only on GMA but at Recapo. We’re covering the week of Robin’s return so that you don’t miss a moment of the celebration. Tomorrow is the day! Be sure to check in and comment to let us and Robin know how thrilled you are to have her back on morning television.
GMA: Robin Roberts Returns & Oscar Pistorius Premeditated Murder Trial
On February 19 2013, we got a look inside the hosts’ brunch with Robin. She’s looking healthy and happy to be reunited with her friends and early morning family. She said she visualized her return to keep her going. She’ll be setting her alarm for 4 a.m. tomorrow.
In sadder news, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be tried for premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Steenkamp was shot three times through the bathroom door on Valentine’s Day. The signs say that Steenkamp was in the home all evening, but Pistorius believed her to be an intruder. If he is convicted, Pistorius will serve life in prison.
GMA: Alec Baldwin Racial Slur & Mindy McCready I’ll See You Yesterday
Alec Baldwin has always had a tense relationship with the media. He prefers to speak his mind through his Huffington Post blogs and his Twitter account. He is being investigated by the NYPD hate crime task force for racism. He and his wife Hilaria have taken to their Twitters to defend Alec. The NY Post tracked Baldwin down and provoked him into a racially charged argument last week.
Mindy McCready’s final song “I’ll See You Yesterday” was posted on YouTube this week in the wake of her suicide. Dr. Drew was her therapist on Celebrity Rehab and he blames the press for McCready’s suicide. Was televised rehab a factor in her death?
GMA: Michelle Obama Midlife Crisis & Julian Newman Basketball Prodigy
Michelle Obama’s midlife crisis involved her getting bangs and a Twitter account. She would rather have gone bungee jumping or bought a sports car. She said she’s enjoying connecting with people through her Twitter. Then, meet Julian Newman, a basketball prodigy. Newman is a fifth grader and a starting point guard on his varsity high school basketball team. He hopes to go on to play in the NBA.
We took a look back at Robin’s emotional reveal of her health condition. Eight months ago she talked about her diagnosis of MDS, a rare blood disease, and that she would be getting a bone marrow transplant from her sister. She returns on February 20 happy, healthy and celebrating life.