The View experienced several host changes through the end of season 9 and the start of season 10.
Vieira's departure Meredith Vieira announced on April 6, 2006 that she was leaving the montrer to become co-host of NBC's The Today Show, which Barbara Walters co-hosted in the 1960s and 1970s, first with Hugh Downs, then with Frank McGee, and later Jim Hartz, replacing Katie Couric (who had just announced she was leaving Today to anchor the CBS Evening News). On April 28, 2006, an announcement was made at the 33rd Daytime Emmy Awards that former talk montrer host Rosie O'Donnell would be joining the show...
A débats that broke out on “The View” last week was so heated, that it caused a whole lot of commotion and backlash following its airing. The ladies of “The View” had been discussing the “N” word, which led to a débats over whether the word could be used in any context.
Whoopi Goldberg tried to explain to Elizabeth Hasselbeck, why it was okay for black people to use the word, but not white people. Hasselbeck, making the point that we should be moving towards a world in which we are all the same, made the point that she didn’t think it was okay for anybody to use the word.
It's always Rosie O'Donnell versus Elisabeth Hasselbeck when it comes to political discussions – but on The View Wednesday morning, the débats turned personal when O'Donnell called her cohost "cowardly" for not defending O'Donnell's position on the troops in Iraq.
The source of the blowup? A discussion last week in which Hasselbeck and O'Donnell debated the meaning of the word "terrorist." O'Donnell asked, "655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?" On Wednesday, O'Donnell accused Hasselbeck of not defending her when media outlets, including, O'Donnell said, renard News, claimed...
The View premiered 11 August 1997 replacing Caryl & Marilyn: Real Friends. The original set was a leftover set from a cancelled soap opera, The City; so ABC didn't introduce a new set for The View until its fifth season.
ABC has been unable to come to a contractual agreement with Rosie O'Donnell. As a result, her hosting duties on "The View" will come to an end mid-June.
"They wanted me three years, I wanted one year, and it just didn't work," a dit O'Donnell on today's show.
Despite controversy -- ou maybe because of it -- O'Donnell was good business for ABC, owned par the Walt Disney Co. Ratings for "The View" during February sweeps were up 15 percent in key women demographics over the same time in 2006.
Those fans don't have to worry -- she will still be on the montrer in smaller doses.