The ladies of The View will welcome a very special guest to the gabfest this week: President Barack Obama.
The milestone interview will mark the first time a sitting United States president will visit a daytime talk show. Barbara Walters will return to the studio for the first time since undergoing open heart surgery in May.
Obama’s appearance is part of the show’s continuing “Red, White & View” campaign, which is committed to political guests and discussions. In April the show welcomed Vice-President Joe Biden.
They said the majority of the hour will be devoted to Obama’s appearance, which will touch on topics including jobs, the economy, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and family life inside the White House.
“We are so pleased and honored that President Obama will be a guest on The View. The President last appeared on the program in March 2008 while he was still a Senator, and First Lady Michelle Obama was a featured guest co-host in June 2008. This shows that both the President and First Lady feel that our show is an influential and important source of information and news.”
Obama’s last appearance on The View came in March 2008 when he was a senator from Illinois in hot pursuit of The White House.
The show — which is scheduled to tape on Wednesday — airs this Thursday, July 29 on ABC.