President Obama to appear on 'The View'
President Obama has many "firsts" in his list of accomplishments. Now he's got one more: On Thursday, he will be the first sitting U.S. president to be seen on a daytime talk show.
Obama will appear on "The View" as part of the program's "Red, White & Blue View" campaign, which is dedicated to political guests and discussions. He'll tape his interview on Wednesday; he'll cover topics that include his administration's accomplishments, jobs, the economy, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and family life in the White House, according to an ABC news release.
Executive producer and co-host Barbara Walters, who has been off since she had heart valve replacement surgery in May, will join her co-hosts for the unprecedented interview.
-- Maria Elena Fernandez
Photo: "The View" co-hosts, from left, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Credit: Bob D'Amico / ABC