On Thursday, July 29th, 2010, Barack Obama became the first president (in office) to appear on a television talk show.
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On Wednesday, August 1st, 2007, Whoopi Goldberg was officially named as a permanent panelist and moderator on the show.
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"You know what, Scottie? Don't tell me you're offended when I say 'p---y' but you're not offended when Donald Trump says it! I'm not running for president - he is!" Ana Navarro to Republican Pundit and Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes in a fiery discussion about Trump on CNN.
"Well that's part of your job, is to listen to me!" Meagan McCain to Joy Behar in now infamous exchange on the View.
"Now say goodbye!" Whoopi Goldberg to Judge Jeanine Pirro after a fiery exchange which started when Pirro accused Goldberg of having Trump Derangement syndrome. Pirro would later accuse the Oscar winner of shouting threatening things to her as she was leaving the studio in the hallway.
Award-winning journalist Ramin Setoodeh published his book, "Ladies Who Punch - The Explosive Inside Story of 'The View'" in 2019 for which he interviewed 11 of the show's co-hosts during his 3-year research period.
When Barbara Walters first launched the show, network executives advised her against hosting as it would likely tarnish her reputation. Instead, within ten years, Walters had revolutionized morning TV and made household names of co-hosts: Joy Behar, Star Jones, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Meredith Vieira.
Former View Moderator and Hollywood superstar Rosie Odonnell slammed Ramin Setoodeh, the author of Ladies Who Punch; a memoir and expose about the View, featuring tell all interviews from most of the panelists. "My biggest regret was ever sitting down with (Setoodeh) for 20 minutes, and that's exactly what I did to appease my publicist," O'Donnell said to Us Weekly at Sunday's opening of "Oklahoma!" in New York City. "But it's my biggest regret." O'Donnell continued to share her disdain for author Setoodeh in an Instagram message she posted. Rosie criticized Setoodeh as "a man taking a history of 'The View' and creating only the stories that were negative and conflicted between everyone. And then he named his book 'Ladies Who Punch.' So, he's a misogynist ... and I'm disappointed in him as a human being." Barbara Walters also said she would not be reading the book.
"The first they teach you on the View is you can disagree without being disagreeable. Because once you start getting disagreeable, the audience doesn't really like that!" Star Jones commenting on the infamous split screen shouting match between Rosie O'donnell and Elizabeth Hasselbeck which led to Rosie O'donnell quitting the show later that day.
"In the beginning we were all equally unfamous. Once they brought in Rosie O'donnell; it became like Diana Ross and the Supremes. And that doesn't work". Joy Behar to Larry King on how Rosie O'donnell's superstar status effected the dynamic of panelists on the View; where she ended up basically dominating everything.
"I pray for you Rosie!" Elizabeth Hasselbeck to Rosie O'donnell after O'donnell revealed in "Ladies Who Punch" that she had a crush on Elizabeth; and she thought the feelings were mutual. Elizabeth responded that this revelation was almost like Rosie sexually harassing her; although other people like Joy Behar have disagreed with this.
Rosie O'donnell revealed that Whoopi Goldberg was meaner to her than anyone else has ever been on TV; including Fox News. Indeed; when Entertainment Tonight asked Whoopi in a recent interview if Rosie O'Donnell was ever coming back to the view; Whoopi shouted "That's not going to happen!" The interview can be seen on Youtube.
"Every day since September, I have told you that I support the troops. I asked you if you believed what the Republican pundits were saying. You said nothing, and that's cowardly." Rosie O'donnell to Elizabeth Hasselbeck in the infamous split screen feud which would be her last day on the View; she quit right after the taping. O'donnell was angry at Elizabeth for not speaking up for her when Elizabeth appeared on Fox on Friends earlier that week; when the commentators called Rosie a "terrorist supporter". In his book Ramin Setoodeh revealed that the two, Rosie and Elizabeth, were friends up until that point; the split screen represented the end of their friendship.
In May 2007; right before she quit; Rosie O'Donnell posted the following Haiku poem on her blog which prophesied her departure from the view: it may be time to be done endings r hard 4 all emotions r high talking is tough"
When Sherri Shepherd was asked if the world was flat by Whoopi Goldberg on an infamous episode of The View, she responded: "I don't know. I never thought about it Whoopi. Is the world flat? I never thought about it. I tell you what I thought about, how I'm going to feed my child." "Well you can do both, you know," Barbara Walters responded to Sherri Shepherd; rejecting the theory that she could not be a mother and ponder whether or not the earth was flat at the same time. Later Shepherd would dismiss the whole incident as her "having a brain fart." Howard Stern would later be a guest on The View and would mock Shepherd as well for her flat earth theories: "I know what you mean Sherri. Sometimes when I walk around I feel like I could walk over the edge and fall off the face of the earth."
"That's the big difference; we don't fight back stage." Joy Behar to Elizabeth Hasselbeck; comparing their fighting to Behar's fighting with Meagan McCain.
"She's not stupid. That's not what she said." Meagan McCain, defending co-host Abby Hunstman against co-host Sunni Hostin.
"I understand that DACA is a very emotional issue at this point, but most Republicans are on my side on this one, Ana, and it's really difficult for me to understand sometimes why you still consider yourself a Republican." Meagan McCain to Ana Navarro in a heated discussion about DACA.
After a heated debate with Meagan Mccain, Joy Behar yelled at the producers in front of the audience as they were cutting to break: "Get this b***h under control. If this s**t doesn't stop I'm quitting this damn show. I can't take this much more!"
Meagan Mccain's father in law Doug Domenech is a member of the Trump administration who is being investigated for possible ethics violations.
Meagan McCain: The democratic party needs to move on from the Clintons.
"You worked at MSNBC once"; Ana Navvaro said to Meagan McCain on one episode of the View. Msnbc is famously liberal; and McCain is an arch conservative. "And I was a host on Fox. And why are you re-litigating my entire career?" One of many outbursts that Meagan Mccain has engaged in since she has been on The View.
"The other thing I would like to make clear is, I come here every day trying to show a different perspective and I understand every day that I walk into this building and basically when I walk out of my apartment, it's an unpopular one but I do think it's important to know what's going on in Montoursville, Pennsylvania," she said, referring to the location of President Trump's rally on Monday.
After their big fight in 2007, Trump predicted Rosie O'donnell would not stay long at the View, "Because she is a loser and she's wacko", he said. As a matter of fact, later that year Rosie did in fact leave the View.