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The View is a daytime talk and entertainment television show that airs on the American Broadcasting Company's affiliate stations across the country and on partner stations across the world. The show was conceived by Barbara Walters, who also co-hosts The View, and ABC co-executive producer Bill Geddie. Debuting on August 11th, 1997, The View has been praised for its promotion of women in both media and culture.

The general format of the show consists of a panel of female co-hosts who discuss general interest topics such as national news, health and more. During most shows, the panel will interview a guest, or a guest will co-host the entire show. Guests tend to be celebrities, political figures, charity organization representatives and newsworthy individuals.

Currently, the show is co-hosted by Joy Behar, Sherri Shepard, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters, although Walters serves as co-executive producer and is only included as a part-time co-host. Additionally, Whoopi Goldberg serves as the show's discussion moderator. In the past, The View's panel has also included notable co-hosts Rosie O'Donnell, Lisa Ling, Star Jones and Meredith Vieira.

Throughout its run, The View has been known for tackling controversial subjects, such as America's foreign policy, gay rights, drug use and race relations. As a result, various members of the show's panel have had very animated and emotional on-air arguments, with some even resulting in panel members walking off of the show in mid-broadcast. One notable example of this behavior involved an argument between Bill O'Reilly, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, ultimately resulting in Behar and Goldberg leaving in the middle of a segment.

The View has received critical acclaim for its approach to the daytime talk format and has gone on to be nominated for various awards, including Emmy Awards, People's Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards and more. The show has won Daytime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Talk Show" and "Favorite Talk Show" in 2003 and 2009. Most recently, The View has been nominated for "Best Talk Show" by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association for the 2012 Critic's Choice Television Awards.

Weekdays 11:00 AM et/pt on ABC
20 Seasons, 4917 Episodes - Currently Airing
August 11, 1997
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  • Actors Nathan Lane, John Goodman, and John Slattery (Broadway's "The Front Page").

  • Musician and author Phil Collins.

  • Author Dana Perino ("Let Me Tell You About Jasper"); actor Will Forte ("The Last Man On Earth").

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The View's Ratings are Up, Advertisers are Fleeing

The View is dealing with a loss of advertisers that comes after some of the best ratings the show has seen in quite a while.

Rosie O'Donnell Might Rejoin 'The View' After Controversial Exit 7 Years Ago

There's been a lot of casting talk concerning "The View," but we're still surprised to hear about this. Rosie O'Donnell is reportedly considering a return to the show, according to a source close to "The View." The speculation is interesting, considering the fact that Rosie used to be a panelist on the show before exiting about seven years ago after some public verbal sparring matches against then co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Bids 'The View' Farewell [VIDEO]

After many rumors, it has finally come true. Elisabeth Hasselbeck has officially announced her departure of "The View". Watch her touching farewell here.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Not Being Fired from 'The View'

Fret not, folks, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is staying on "The View". Barbara Walters made an announcement at the beginning of Monday's show, dismissing any and all rumors of Elisabeth Hasselbeck's departure. So what sparked these rumors?

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Fired From 'The View!'

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been let go from hosting "The View" due to being "too extreme and right-wing" for audiences.

Barbara Walter Recovering From Head Injury

After falling and suffering a minor head injury, Walters will not be covering the presidential inauguration tomorrow, as was planned.

Mayim Bialik vs. 'The View'

The "Big Bang" star finds that revenge is sweet after the ladies of "The View" bash her divorce.

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