Hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert (the creator of the program, who also serves as an executive producer), Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Eve discuss current events, pop culture, contemporary issues and family. In addition to interviews with celebrities and newsmakers, the program features musical performances, cooking segments and how-to demonstrations. The roster of celebrity guest co-hosts have included the likes of Carnie Wilson, Marie Osmond, Kelly Osbourne, and Molly Shannon.
Created in 1997 by veteran journalist Barbara Walters, "The View" is a daytime talk show hosted by women -- including Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris and Sara Haines -- and each offers her take on the day's news during the opening "Hot Topics" segment. Later, the ladies welcome various celebrities, who join them in a chat or perform for the audience. The program also offers tips on beauty, fashion, diet and relationships. Known for their freewheeling style, the hosts are often lampooned in late-night sketches.