Names in the news 9.5.11
Posted: Monday, September 5, 2011 8:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With Oprah Winfrey gone, daytime television is ready for a new monarch.
Barbara Walters and the show she invented 15 years ago, “The View,” pronounce themselves ready to step up. She may be past 80 now, but would you bet against her?
The show begins its new season Tuesday, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as guest. In a muddled daytime picture, “The View” plans to compete aggressively for displaced Winfrey viewers with a more topical feel, aggressive booking of guests and a few pages ripped from Oprah’s playbook.
“Oprah was the only other show that did some of the things that we did,” said Bill Geddie, executive producer.
Published in The Messenger 9.5.11
Barbara Walters, The View