Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan’s First Interview Together!

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are daytime’s hottest new couple! In their first nine weeks together as the hosts of Live!, they have already created some unforgettable moments. They sat down with Katie for their very first interview together as guests!

“He really gets it. He gets what we’re about.” -Kelly Ripa


Kelly Ripa is a New Jersey girl and Michael Strahan was an NFL superstar on the New York Giants. They have both have deep connections to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy and open up to Katie about seeing the places they care so much about destroyed.

“We’re strong, we can rebuild, and this is what we are going to do.” –Michael Strahan

By training, Kelly is an actress and Michael is a Superbowl hero. But what happens when they switch roles? We had Kelly and Michael go head-to-head for a little game of “Who Does It Better?”

“I played defense because I couldn’t touch or catch this thing!” -Michael Strahan


A lot of the coverage we have seen about Hurricane Sandy has been focused on the widespread destruction. But one of the positive things that has come out of all of this is the stories of courage and heroism, during and after the storm. When NYU Medical Center lost power in the height of the storm, the nurses there sprung into action to save the lives of 20 premature babies stranded on the ninth floor.

“We were just doing what we always do.” -Margot Candon


The day after Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, a couple in Fort Lee, New Jersey found themselves in a very tough situation. There was no power in their area, trees were blocking roads and there was a curfew in place, but 34-year-old Abby Wellington was in labor. Abby and her husband Stephen shared their story and its very happy ending.

“I was really scared at that point. I knew the baby was coming.” -Abby Wellington

Today is decision day in America! It could be a really exciting night based on how close President Obama and Governor Romney are in the polls. So what should we be watching for as the results roll in? Nicolle Wallace, ABC News Political Analyst and a key advisor to the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008, joined Katie with a preview.

“We’re going to look at how women voted.” -Nicole Wallace


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