People: Jun. 9, 1997

SLEEPING LATE IS THE BEST REVENGE

Who could blame Good Morning America's ray of sunshine for feeling burned out after 17 years of morning chat? JOAN LUNDEN announced last week that she will leave the ABC wake-up show in September but will continue to contribute to other ABC News programs. Although rumor had it that she was sidelined because GMA has been whipped by NBC's Today in the ratings for a year and a half, the network brass said the choice was all hers. At the same time, recollections of Lunden's many interviews--and hairstyles--over the years quickly gave way to speculation...

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