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"The View" (1997) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1997-

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The View: Season 17: Episode 139 -- Real life couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman (Off-Broadway's "Annapurna"); spring fashions; Jenny McCarthy steps into the role of teacher when she visits Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School in Shirley, NY.
The View: Season 17: Episode 144 -- Can selfies lead to mental illness?
The View: Season 17: Episode 144 -- Lindsay Lohan opens up for the first time to Barbara about her life of sobriety, her reality show and getting back into acting.
The View: Season 17: Episode 144 -- Whoopi and her costars Anika Noni Rose, Mekhi Phifer and Tichina Arnold talk about their movie, "A Day Late And A Dollar Short."
The View: Season 17: Episode 143 -- Darby Stanchfield gets everyone excited about the "Scandal" season finale.

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Writers:
Julianne Siege (written by)
Christian McKiernan (written by)
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Seasons:
7 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | unknown
Release Date:
11 August 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
4 women, lots of opinions and Barbara Walters. (Season 1)
Awards:
34 wins & 108 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The View, In Context See more (90 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 791)

Sherri Shepherd ... Herself - Co-Host / ... (422 episodes, 2005-2014)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Host / ... (406 episodes, 2005-2014)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck ... Herself - Co-Host / ... (392 episodes, 2003-2013)

Joy Behar ... Herself - Co-Host / ... (322 episodes, 2000-2013)

Barbara Walters ... Herself - Host / ... (315 episodes, 1997-2014)

Jenny McCarthy ... Herself - Co-Hostess / ... (133 episodes, 2004-2014)
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Series Directed by
Mark Gentile (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Andrew Smith (613 episodes, 1999-2006)
Frank Santopadre (36 episodes, 2012)

Beverly Kopf (unknown episodes)
Christian McKiernan (unknown episodes)
Julianne Siege (unknown episodes)
Julie Siegel (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Michael Buczkiewicz .... producer (359 episodes, 2004-2006)
Sherri G. Sneed .... producer (23 episodes, 2004)
Marie Hegwood .... producer (5 episodes, 2001)
Eric Juhola .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2004)

Richard Polonetsky .... assistant producer (unknown episodes, 1997-1998)
Rebecca Biderman .... coordinating producer / producer (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Alexandra Cohen .... producer / supervising producer (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Patrick Ignozzi .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Erin Saxton .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Jessica Stedman Guff .... senior producer (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Renata Joy .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-2000)
Jakki Taylor .... coordinating producer / producer (unknown episodes, 1998-2000)
Donald Berman .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Allison Kluger .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Mindy Moore .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Sue Podbielski .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Susan Solomon .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Ann-Marie Williams-Gray .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Alicia Ybarbo .... producer (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Glenn Davish .... producer (unknown episodes, 1999-2001)
Matthew J. Strauss .... producer (unknown episodes, 1999-2001)
Barbara Walters .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1999-2000)
Dana Goodman .... producer (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Mark Lipinski .... senior producer (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Peggy Murphy .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Haleigh Safran .... producer (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Gerry Donnelly .... producer (unknown episodes)
Bill Geddie .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Augustine Jakovack .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Audrey Jones .... producer (unknown episodes)
Brooke Kalick .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Hank Norman .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Jeremy Sweet (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Film Editing by
Rich Provost (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jesse I Ettinger (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Production Design by
Boyd Dumrose (unknown episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Fran Taylor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lori Klein .... makeup artist (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rebecca Borman .... head makeup artist (14 episodes, 2009)
Bryant Renfroe .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 2009)
Lavette Slater .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 2009)
DeeDee Kelly .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Kelsey Deenihan .... personal makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008-2011)
Christopher Ritchey .... hair stylist: Carol Leifer / hair stylist: Nely Galan (2 episodes, 2010-2013)

Marque .... hair stylist (unknown episodes, 1998-2002)
Alan Cutler .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Karim Orange .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Deirdre Flaherty .... hair stylist (unknown episodes, 1998)
Eve Pearl .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1998)
Elena George .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 2002)
Stacy L. Hodgson .... makeup artist: Mr. Stallone (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John F. Keegan .... associate director (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Melissa Pamela Jones .... set dresser (5 episodes, 2013)
Derek Abernathy .... lead man (2 episodes, 2004)

William Mickley .... scenic designer (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Ken Davis .... graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Kieran Walsh .... graphic artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Dustin Izsa .... sound (187 episodes, 2008-2010)

Frank Di Maulo .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1999-2000)
John Sorrento .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1999-2000)
John Venable .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1999-2000)
Vann Weller .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1999)
Jeremy Settles .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 2006)
Edward J. Garofalo Jr. .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Dominick Maldari .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Tim Pankewicz .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Japhy Grant .... digital artist (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Stunts
Vince Cupone .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2010)
Shane Geraghty .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2010)
Laurie Singer .... stunt double: Barbara Walters (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Zivkovic .... camera operator (371 episodes, 2008-2010)
Steve Eppolito .... video tape operator (352 episodes, 2004-2006)
Parker Bell .... jib operator (50 episodes, 2011-2013)
Michael Clevenger .... field camera operator (4 episodes, 2005)
Jeff McRoberts .... lighting director (3 episodes, 2014)
Scott Wolfeil .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Denis Linehan .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2007)

Stan Talarek .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Eric Johnson .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes, 2000-2002)
Richard Cavaliere .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Frank Cocchia .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Reggie Drakeford .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Candice Dunn .... lighting designer (unknown episodes)
Russ Fortier .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Rich Freedman .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Eric Johnson .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Eric Kendra Sr. .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Rich Martinez .... camera utility (unknown episodes)
Carlos Rios .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Michael Rodriguez .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
Trevor Thompson .... camera operator: electronic camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Stephanie R. Hunter .... extras casting (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monique Long .... assistant costume designer / costume supervisor (15 episodes, 2004-2008)
 
Series Music Department
Missy Berkowitz .... music manager (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Conrad Korsch .... bassist with Andrea Bocelli (2 episodes, 2006)

Edd Kalehoff .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Joy Shean .... production trainee (186 episodes, 2006-2007)
Mike Boord .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2009)
Gregory Hutchinson .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2009)
Lauren K. Wood .... audience coordinator (4 episodes, 2006)
Jaime Segschneider .... production intern (3 episodes, 1999)
Sharon Ruiz .... teleprompter operator (3 episodes, 2009)
Naibe Reynoso .... herself (2 episodes, 2003)
Erica A. Brown .... tape coordinator (2 episodes, 2007)

Richard Polonetsky .... script supervisor (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Justin Montanino .... news producer / production assistant / ... (unknown episodes, 2001-2004)
Dominick Pupa .... audience warm-up (unknown episodes, 2005)
Nicholas Besink .... senior video (unknown episodes)
Rene M. Butler .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Deanna George .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Roger Lundblade .... audience warm-up (unknown episodes)
Billy Pittard .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Randy Pyburn .... title designer (unknown episodes)
 

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USA:60 min (including commercials)
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Trivia:
On Wednesday, August 1st, 2007, Whoopi Goldberg was officially named as a permanent panelist and moderator on the show.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Let's Start Right NowSee more »

FAQ

How did Barbara think of the original idea for The View and when?
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56 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
The View, In Context, 5 August 2006
Author: DeanNYC (thedeanofnyc@yahoo.com) from New York, NY

The View was first stated by news legend Barbara Walters as a program with a meaning: a discussion of various topics from five different women of differing ages and cultural backgrounds. It was to be a think tank for women to look at their lives and see how they fit with the world! With the program telecast live to most of the Eastern and Central time zones and a fresh concept, this seemed new and worthwhile.

The original cast featured newswoman Meredith Vieira, who had previously worked on "60 Minutes" and other news programs on CBS. She quickly became the de facto leader of the company, representing the 40somethings.

Star Jones made a name for herself during the O.J. Simpson trial. Her reporting was often insightful and worthwhile and was in her 30s when the program began.

Joy Behar was a stand up comic and a quick-witted, jovial sort that said exactly what she thought, especially when she expected it to get a laugh and she was in the 50+ set! Last, Debbie Matenopoulos, the 20something kid who had little to no experience in broadcasting, gave the more youthful and exuberant opinion of that generation.

Problem: Five women talking at once. Ringmaster Vieira kept things in line as best she could; patterns began to form. Debbie was often ridiculed as being a no-nothing, and did sometimes say and do things that displayed her naiveté.

The show was so eager to dump Debbie, she was removed before a replacement had been selected! The "ladies" then held a nationwide search. The winner: Lisa Ling, a former correspondent for Channel One, the cable news service for grade schools.

People either saw Lisa as intelligent and charming or dull and boring, but either way, The View lived up to its name, providing useful and informative discussion during her tenure. However, this job was a mere stepping stone for Lisa. She quit and moved on to National Geographic, where she could cover stories of global import, first hand.

With the "20" chair vacant again, the show held another set of auditions. This time, the winner came from the world of reality television. "Survivor" contestant Elisabeth Filarski, who married and became Elisabeth Hasselbeck, won the job this time. Elisabeth's overt political conservatism rubbed both Star and Joy the wrong way, causing some extra friction within the group.

Meanwhile, Star was having weight problems. There were frequent segments designed to help her and those in the audience in her position, get back to a healthy figure. However, after a brief hiatus, Star came back with a slimmer new body. It was widely rumored that she had "stomach stapling" surgery, though she never confirmed (nor denied) this.

Star was also focusing on her wedding. She was to marry Al Reynolds and many episodes were about preparations for the day, including gifts, catering, and other such features. However, when the wedding itself took place, Star disallowed cameras, even those of her co-hosts.

Things came to a head in 2006. Katie Couric, longtime popular host of NBC's Today Show was offered the anchor's chair at The CBS Evening News. NBC then plucked Meredith Vieira to take over for Katie, which left a hole in The View lineup.

Barbara selected Rosie O'Donnell to replace Meredith, despite knowing that Rosie had publicly insulted Star, and the handwriting was on the wall. Star knew that this situation would be, at best, uncomfortable for her. But she never got that far. She was privately told that her contract would not be renewed for the 2006-2007 season and that she would play out the string until September, when the new season began.

Star didn't see it that way, and in a moment reminiscent of Dustin Hoffman in "Tootsie," Star went entirely off-script to voice her grievances to her co-hosts and to the world, live on the broadcast, in a candid statement that garnered national headlines.

The next day, she was off the program, permanently.

With only Joy and Elisabeth as hosts, Barbara returned to the role of everyday member of the cast for the rest of Summer 2006, and the show brought in replacement hosts to take Star's former chair.

The "Rosie" era for The View began on September 5, 2006. Where it was first predicted that Rosie, one of the most liberal voices in broadcasting, would have constant run-ins with conservative Elisabeth, what originally happened was a battle between the two stand-up voices, As Ms. O'Donnell and Ms. Behar began trying to out-joke each other. The quips and barbs (no Walters pun intended) these two hurled at each other had an undercurrent of malice that even a casual observer could note. After feedback, they have since toned down the oneupwomanship.

More recently, the show's claim to fame is in Rosie's commentary about various celebrities, including accusing Kelly Ripa of homophobia because of a comment Ripa made to American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken (who had not stated anything about his sexual preference at the time) and Donald Trump of being a hypocrite for his handling the situation with Miss USA, Tara Conner, both of which prompted quick responses from the accused parties. If nothing else, Rosie's "view" has kept the program in the news and people tuning in to see what bon mot will fall out of her mouth next.

The View began with the best of intentions, however, in catering to the all important ratings (it is head to head with Bob Barker's "The Price Is Right" in many markets), the meaning of the show's name ebbed away.

Today, it's just another talk show that is frequently louder, more meaningless and more useless than any of the other programs of its type, especially with the verbal jockeying of the Rosie era. Perhaps it's fun to watch a daily train wreck, but that wasn't what was promised from this program.

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