OBAMA COMING TO DAYTIME TV
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.