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‘GMA’ Broadcasts From Cincinnati Wednesday

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Want to be on “Good Morning America” Wednesday? The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau needs a crowd to greet ABC News correspondent Nick Watt when his bus tour stops at the P&G Gardens downtown.

Watt is part of ABC News’ 40-hour celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Good Morning America” on ABC TV and ABCNews.com.

The “40 for 40” begins 5 a.m. Tuesday, and ends 9 a.m. Thursday. It includes a  reunion of past “GMA” anchors David Hartman, Joan Lunden, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson and many others.

Watt, who also hosts a Travel Channel show, will be at the P&G Gardens, 5th and Sycamore Streets, at P&G headquarters.

The live shot will take place during the “GMA” telecast 7-9 a.m. Wednesday (Channel 9). The Convention & Visitors Bureau asks that people arrive at 6:45 a.m., if possible, and to spread the word to family and friends.

“We need a great showing of Cincinnatians to fill P&G Gardens, join the celebration, and show Cincinnati to the nation! Share this opportunity with your friends, family, coworkers, clubs, etc. Let's make Cincinnati shine on televisions throughout the country!” says a media alert from the visitors bureau.

The 40-hour marathon starts Tuesday with the band “One Direction” playing its new single “Perfect” live in Los Angeles.  Union native Josh Hutcherson will be on “GMA” Wednesday with the cast of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” -- Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, but not Lebanon High School graduate Woody Harrelson.

In addition to Hartman, Lunden, Sawyer and Gibson, the reunion of former “GMA” stars is expected to include Sam Champion, Nancy Dussault, Sandy Hill, Kevin Newman, Lisa Mcree, Steve Bell, Kathleen Sullivan, Mike Schneider, Morton Dean, Elizabeth Vargas, Antonio Mora, Josh Elliott, Juju Chang, John Coleman, Spencer Christian, Mike Barz, Dr. Tim Johnson and Dr. Nancy Snyderman.