Take a little time to enjoy the view. The View kicks of its 20th season on ABC, September 6, 2016 at 11:00am ET/PT. In advance of that landmark, ABC is airing its “The View: 20 Years In the Making” special tonight, August 23, 2016, at 10:00pm ET/PT. Below, watch teaser clips and check out cast photos taken through the years. A daily talkshow featuring news, pop culture, and “hot topics” from the perspective of different women, The View first premiered on Monday, August 11, 1997.
The original panel on The View featured Barbara Walters, moderator Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Star Jones, and Debbie Matenopoulos. Their first guest was Tom Selleck. Other co-hosts throughout years include:Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselback, Rosie O’Donnel, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace, Raven-Symoné, Michelle Collins, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, and Sara Haines.
Check out these photos and don’t miss the videos of The View panelists recalling the show’s history, after the cast pictures.
Star Jones discusses The View‘s approach to feminism.
Sherri Shepherd talks about Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie’s commitment to diversity on The View.
Listen to Meredith Vieira recount her struggle to transition from straight journalist to opinionated panel member on The View.
Lisa Ling recalls her first day on The View.
Original panelist Debbie Matenopoulos talks about Barbara Walters’ predictions, before The View premiered.
Fuller House‘s DJ Tanner — sorry — Candace Cameron Bure recalls learning not to “fangirl” during interviews, after embarrassing herself in front of Kevin Costner.
As a bonus, find out who Cameron Bure’s favorite guest has been so far on The View (it’s not Costner).
What do you think? Are you a fan of The View TV series? Do you plan to watch the upcoming 20th season on ABC? Tell us.