The View's 25th season has come to a close, and we’re celebrating by looking back at where it all began. In this episode of The View in Review, we revisit The View’s very first episode and discuss how far the show has come since Barbara Walters & Co. made their daytime debut 25 years ago this week. We also break down the Season 26 co-host announcements and tease what’s to come in September.
The View names Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro permanent co-hosts for Season 26
Revisiting the first episode of The View from August 11, 1997
How have Hot Topics evolved over the past 25 years?
The co-hosts settled into their roles right away, with Meredith Vieira playing the objective journalist and Star Jones putting on her legal hat
The ladies offered their perspective on the “Summer of Infidelity” without delving into politics
The View kicked off 25 years of relationship advice with a retrograde segment about “nagging” your husband