The View is a daytime talk show that regularly sparks controversy. The show started in 1997, with host Barbara Walters
and a group of 4 women. They normally have one celebrity on during each show promoting his or her new movie or book. The cast has had some dramatic changes in the past few years, which has resulted in even more controversy. The most recent cast is made up of Whoopi Goldberg
, Joy Behar
, Elisabeth Hasselbeck
, and Sherri Shepard. Elisabeth Hasselbeck
tends to stir up the most controversy with her conservative views.
Joy Behar is the only original panelists besides Barbara Walters
. Meredith Viera left the show to join the cast of The Today Show in 2006. Star Jones
, an original panelist, was fired in 2006. She has been very public about her termination from the show. Rosie O'Donnell
was a co-host of the show from 2006-2007, during which she had a heated debate with Hasselbeck over the Bush administration’s handling of the Iraq war.
The View panelists talk about current events. Each panelist normally has a different opinion, and provides a healthy debate. The panelists won an Emmy award in 2009 for best talk show hosts. In 2009, The View
won the NAACP award for best talk show.