The View is a talk show that airs weekdays on ABC. It was created by Barbara Walters in 1997 and features four to six female panelists discussing the issues of the day from a generally liberal perspective.
The current line-up features Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin. Previous co-hosts include Barbara Walters, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, Meredith Vieira, Lisa Ling, Rosie Perez, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Anna Navarro and Candace Cameron Bure.
Co-host Joy Behar once dressed up in blackface for the predominantly liberal audience's amusement.
Fake news information resource
The show bills itself as a popular public affairs information resource. In 2020, host Whoopi Goldberg promoted the presidential candidacy of Joe Biden and nepotism, suggesting Biden should appoint his wife as Surgeon General whom Goldberg claimed was "a really good Doctor"; by law, the Surgeon General must be a medically certified doctor. Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, holds a PhD in education.