‘Mississippi Strong’: Coast native Robin Roberts to anchor GMA’s tornado recovery commitment

Published 7:45 am Saturday, April 22, 2023

More details have been released in next week’s “Good Morning America” broadcast from the Mississippi Delta and the program is a much larger project than initially expected. Instead of just spending a few segments from the tornado-ravaged communities, GMA is expected to commit quite a bit of time and resources to recovery efforts.

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” announced Friday its “Mississippi Strong,” a long-term, multiphase commitment to covering the Rolling Fork, community’s journey to reopening in the wake of the devastating tornadoes.

The three-phase initiative follows the people of Rolling Fork as the town bands together to clean up, rebuild and reopen its city as a community. “Mississippi Strong” kicks off with “GMA” co-anchor and Mississippi native Robin Roberts’ live broadcast from Rolling Fork on Wednesday, April 26.

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“Mississippi Strong” launches one month following Roberts’ live “GMA” interview with the owner and staffers of Chuck’s Dairy Bar, a Rolling Fork community hub, three days following the catastrophic tornado that leveled the town.

“Good Morning America” airs Monday-Friday (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.) on ABC.