Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Week of 12/17 on ABC


The following report highlights the programming of ABC's "Good Morning America" during the week of December 17-21, 2012. "Good Morning America" is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. Josh Elliott is the news anchor, Lara Spencer is lifestyle anchor and Sam Champion is the weather anchor. The morning news program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Highlights of the week include:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 - Olivia Newton John and John Travolta on their new Christmas album ("This Christmas"); actor Paul Rudd ("This is 40"); ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton with tricks to eating right at holiday parties; chef Sara Moulton on the best cookbooks of the year

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 - Actress Leslie Mann ("This is 40"); a performance by the pop duo Karmin; Eleven Madison Park executive chef Daniel Humm with favorite holiday recipes; highlights from the new season of TLC's "Cheer Perfection"

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 - Katie Couric discusses her special, "The Year with Katie Couric"; "GMA's" mega holiday Deals and Steals event with contributor Tory Johnson; holiday cooking with chef Rocco DiSpirito; a performance by Tamar Braxton

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 - Actor and director Albert Brooks ("This is 40"); contributor Becky Worley with last minute tips for getting your gifts to their destination on time; "GMA" looks back at the major highlights from 2012; holiday cooking with "Top Chef Masters" winner Chris Cosentino

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 - ABC News' global affairs anchor Christiane Amanpour on tonight's special, "Back to the Beginning"; chef Danny Boome cooks the anchors favorite holiday foods; "GMA's" favorite moments of 2012; chef Emeril Lagasse grants a holiday wish for one sick young girl who always wanted to cook with him; Becky Worley explores whether your teen knows how to get the best deals

Tom Cibrowski is the senior executive producer of ABC News' "Good Morning America."