Obama to appear on 'The View,' marking first visit by sitting president to daytime talk show


Oy, this whiffs a bit of desperation. But then again, it is pretty much of an hour with the the most important voters to get the good word out.

NEW YORK - 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.

In making the announcement on Monday, executive producers Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie said this marks 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, which will touch on topics including jobs, the economy, the Gulf oil spill and family life inside the White House. It is scheduled to tape on Wednesday.

  • Cracker Baby

    With his approval rating in the toilet this seems like a good move. An hour of softball questions and nonsense.

  • Obama desperation was the first thing to come to my mind too. But when you think about it, this is where a huge chunk of the American electorate lives - between Oprah and The View. Sad but true. I'd rather he take a trip to one of the Gulf states for a few hours.

  • nellcote

    Great idea. I very much liked when campaign mode Obama turned up in unexpected places. I wonder what stupid point Hasselbeck will whine about.