Obama To Make Historic Appearance on 'The View'
President Obama will make history once again this Thursday morning as he joins the ladies of "The View," and becomes the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show.
President Obama will make history once again this Thursday morning as he joins the ladies of The View, and becomes the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show.
Obama's appearance on the show will be taped on Wednesday, July 28. He will be asked about the oil spill in the gulf, the economy, jobs and family life inside the White House, ABC said in a statement.
For the first time since undergoing open heart surgery in May, veteran journalist Barbara Walters will return to her co-host spot for Obama’s appearance.
Obama appeared on the show in March of 2008 while campaigning for the presidency, and his wife, Michelle, was a featured co-host in June of the same year.
"We are so pleased and honored that President Obama will be a guest on 'The View.'...This shows that both the president and first lady feel that our show is an influential and important source of information and news," Walters, 80, said in a statement. She added that she will return to the show full-time in September.
The View debuted in 1997, and is now one of the top daytime shows for women, featuring discussions and interviews with a variety of guests by hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd.
In March 2009, Obama became the first sitting president to be a guest on a late-night talk show, appearing on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.Be SheWired's Friend on MySpace!