In Summer 2000, correspondent Lara Spencer taped a video diary of the planning of her wedding for an ongoing feature on Good Morning America. For the episode in which she covered her dance lessons, she and her instructor came to the studio to give a live demonstration of her progress. Mark was invited to perform on the piano, providing music for them to dance to. Asked to play original music so that the program could avoid paying royalties, this was Mark’s first opportunity to have his own compositions heard by a national audience.
Lara Spencer and her dance instructor swing to Mark S. Merittâ€™s music as Charlie Gibson watches on
Mark S. Meritt in the spotlight as Lara Spencer and her dance instructor get close
Lara Spencer and her dance instructor swing to more of Mark S. Merittâ€™s original music
During the segment, Mark performed instrumental versions of these original songs: