Austin American-Statesman - - TUESDAYBRIEFING -

ABC’s “The View” has wel­comed many no­table guests, but none more prom­i­nent than Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, who is sched­uled to visit for Thurs­day’s edi­tion. Ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers Bar

bara Wal­ters and Bill Ged­die said this is the first time a sit­ting U.S. pres­i­dent has vis­ited a day­time talk show.

They said the ma­jor­ity of the hour will be de­voted to Obama’s ap­pear­ance, and the show will touch on topics in­clud­ing jobs, the econ­omy, the Gulf oil spill and fam­ily life in­side the White House. It is sched­uled to tape Wed­nes­day.

Wal­ters will make a spe­cial re­turn to the stu­dio for the oc­ca­sion, join­ing co-hosts Whoopi Gold­berg, Joy Be­har, Elis­a­beth Has

sel­beck and Sherri Shep­herd. Other than a brief seg­ment broad­cast from her home this month, Wal­ters has been off the air since un­der­go­ing open-heart surgery in May.

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