For the first time ever on daytime television, a sitting U.S. president will visit a talk show this week. President Barack Obama will appear as a guest on ABC’s "The View" on Thursday, July 29, at 11 a.m. ET.
In a statement, Barbara Walters, co-producer and one of the hosts of the show, said, “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. I’m also going to appear on ‘The View’ Thursday for the first time since my open heart surgery in May. I will return full time in September.”