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At the Daytime Emmys, talk shows have been split into two categories — entertainment and informative — since 2008. Yet many shows can’t help but be both — especially given how the world of politics and social issues have embroiled the lives of celebrities. In today’s climate, talk shows must strike a balance between being entertaining and providing audiences with socially relevant insights in order to capture attention.
Over on ABC, “The View” has provided an hour of lightly scripted” discussion, ranging in topics from the lighthearted to the at-times combative, for almost two decades.
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“We have a table of passionate activists,” executive producer Candi Carter says of “The View” hosts. “That’s the genius and beauty of the show. The panelists talk about what’s interesting in the moment.”
The show’s theme song intro lasts for about 45 seconds, and then the hosts talk about “hot topics” for eight minutes.
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“We can talk about the Kardashians and the Mueller investigation in the same segment,” says executive producer Brian Teta. “It works when these ladies go at it. It’s the genius of Barbara Walters’ original vision.”
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While talk often turns political on “The View,” the panel offers a balance of views, with conservative Meghan McCain at the table.
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“She’s been a great addition,” says Teta. “You can’t look at the show and say we’re only coming [at issues] from one view.”
A strong weapon in any talk show’s makeup is an informed comedian. Veteran “View” co-host Joy Behar is so comical she had to explain to both the in-studio audience and guest Antonio Sabato Jr. that she wasn’t being snarky when she asked how his background as a soap opera actor and underwear...
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