President Clinton To Make His First Appearance On The View

President Clinton To Make His First Appearance On The View

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, will make his first appearance on "The View," live, Monday, September 22 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. President Clinton's appearance, part of which will include discussing the Clinton Global Initiative, falls under the show's new "Red, White & View" campaign, highlighting interviews and informational segments that promote civic responsibility in the upcoming election.

President Clinton will be the only featured guest. He will be interviewed by hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. Additional materials related to President Clinton's appearance are available at

President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005 to bring global leaders together to take action on some of the world's most pressing challenges. CGI moves participants beyond discussion, putting an emphasis on results and asking each CGI member to make a new, specific and measurable "Commitment to Action" to address global challenges of the member's choosing.

A recent appearance by Senator John McCain and his wife, Cindy Hensley McCain, the "Red, White & View" campaign and the launch of "The View" fall 2008 coffee mug with the emblazoned slogan, "The View Can Do It!" (based on the famous J. Howard Miller WWII poster entitled "We Can Do It!) and featuring illustrated images of all five co-hosts, are continued examples of how "The View" has established itself as a player in the political process and continues to encourage viewers to vote.

"For politicians, 'The View' on ABC is a halfway house in between a CNN interrogation and the razzing of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'" (The New York Times, March 2008)

"You need to know about ('The View') because all the political candidates show up on it eventually, and the panelists engage one another in some of the sharpest and most intensely publicized conversations about various matters of urgent public concerns." (Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, August 2008)