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What’s One ‘thirtysomething’ Star Doing These Days? Newsy Answer May Surprise Some Fans

Aug 5, 2010  •  Post A Comment

One of the stars of ABC’s "thirtysomething," has gone on to have a career as a producer and director on shows such as "Grey’s Anatomy" and "Once and Again," but his latest job may raise some eyebrows, reports B&C.

Actor, director and producer Peter Horton has been hired as a consultant on "Good Morning America," where he’s come in to help the show with a makeover after George Stephanopoulos replaced Diane Sawyer as co-host, the story says. David Westin, president of ABC News, says that it’s not unusual for news shows to hire people outside of the news environment for help. “I don’t want your readers to have a sense that we’re coaching our news people the way actors are coached because that’s false," Westin says.

So what is Horton doing for "GMA"? He says he’s helping with pacing and timing, and working with the program’s directors on the show’s look, ranging from its set to production elements, the story adds. "There’s such a tendency to rush by any performer. But if you take that beat, and take that moment, it’s truly effective. So we’re working on things along those lines," Horton says.

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