*President Obama is scheduled to visit on “The View” this Thursday to discuss jobs, the economy, the Gulf oil spill and family life inside of the White House.
“We are so pleased and honored,” said executive producer Barbara Walters, who will make a special return appearance for the interview after taking a break in May to recover from open-heart surgery. She will return full-time in September.
Obama’s appearance will mark the first time a sitting U.S. president has been a guest on a daytime talk show.
“The President last appeared on the program in March 2008 while he was still a Senator and First Lady Michelle Obama was a featured guest co-host in June, 2008,” said Walters. “This shows that both the President and First Lady feel that our show is an influential and important source of information and news.
Obama’s appearance will tape on Wednesday as part of the show’s continuing “Red, White & View” campaign, which is committed to political guests and discussions. Vice President Joe Biden visited the show in April.
The program airs weekdays on ABC at 11 a.m. Eastern time.