President Barack Obama will make a little bit of TV history on Thursday (July 29) when he appears on “The View.”
The president will be the featured guest on Thursday’s edition of the ABC daytime show, marking the first time that a sitting president has visited a daytime talk show (not counting news-oriented shows like “Today” or “Good Morning America”). The interview will tape on Wednesday.
“We are so pleased and honored that President Obama will be a guest on ‘The View,'” creator and executive producer Barbara Walters says. “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.”
Thursday’s show will also mark Walters’ first in-studio appearance since she underwent surgery to replace a heart valve in May. She did a Skype chat with her co-hosts earlier this month and expects to be back full-time in September.
The president’s interview will touch on the economy, the Gulf oil disaster and several other topics, including his family life at the White House.
Photo credit: Then-Sen. Barack Obama on ‘The View’ in 2008/ABC