‘The View’ Moving Under ABC News Umbrella

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  1. Nemo

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    http://www.thewrap.com/the-view-abc-news-james-goldston-non-fiction-internal-memo/

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    Big changes just keep targeting ABC talk show “The View.”

    The gabfest is now moving under the ABC News umbrella, the company's non-fiction programming group. ABC News President James Goldston shared the news on Thursday in an internal memo, obtained by TheWrap.

    An individual with knowledge of the situation had told TheWrap previously that the two groups were jockeying for ownership of the daytime talker for several weeks.

    In the note, Goldston pointed out how “The View” always teetered between opinion and news programming.

    “Moving ‘The View’ to our non-fiction programming group now allows it to fully draw on the vast resources of ABC News and our team in New York, especially now that the show is based right next to the Barbara Walters building,” he touted.



    Read Goldston's memo announcing the move:

    Team–

    I want to share some exciting news. ABC News is expanding our non-fiction programming group, which already includes Lincoln Square Productions, and will now also include The View.

    The View, created by our own great Barbara Walters, has always operated at the intersection of opinion and news. In its long and storied history, it has very often made headlines as the biggest names from politics to pop culture have chosen The View to share their incredible stories. For 18 seasons it has occupied a unique place in American culture and been a destination for presidents, world leaders and celebrities, both the famous and the infamous.

    This fall The View began another exciting chapter with Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace at the table. They have proven once again that a panel of diverse, accomplished women with vast experiences makes for colorful conversation and great television.

    As many of you know firsthand, The View has often called on our on-air team to help viewers understand the biggest stories of the day, from Ebola to Election Night. Moving The View to our non-fiction programming group now allows it to fully draw on the vast resources of ABC News and our team in New York, especially now that the show is based right next to the Barbara Walters building.

    In addition to their current and vital roles, I've asked Tom Cibrowski, Barbara Fedida and David Sloan to work closely with Randy Barone, Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Kathleen Rajsp and the very talented team on-air and behind the scenes at The View. Tom, Barbara and David have helped take our shows to the next level and worked on a wide range of diverse news and non-fiction programming. Now they'll help guide The View in its exciting next chapter.

    We started to ramp up our non-fiction programming several years ago, and under the strong leadership of Morgan Hertzan, Lincoln Square Productions is growing fast and doing some simply amazing work. Award-winning shows like NY Med, Dr. Besser's Ebola documentary for Discovery and Surgeon Oz have broadened our perspective on how we better explain the world to our audience and draw new viewers to ABC News.

    I feel incredibly fortunate that we're now expanding our non-fiction roster to include The View. We couldn't be more thrilled to work with its terrific team, and we look forward to exciting days ahead.

    James
     
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    "News"
     
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    I bet Rosie is digging huggin' on Rosy.....just sayin'
     
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    Barbara wa wa has a building?
     
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    Tough to categorize that show. It ain't news, but it also sure as fuck isn't entertainment.
     
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    I call THSS essentially The View, but with more estrogen.
     
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    What's happening to Sirius/XM's version of "The View" every morning on Sirius 100? I guess we will find out about that one next year...
     
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    Peter Jennings is rolling over in his grave :facepalm:
     
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    it's funny... fiction & non fiction... like at the book store
     
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    that explains their on air talent choices. This "news" segment was probably an aspect of Rosie's contract.
    I don't watch the show but I bet it's a mistake. They didn't pick someone with personality.
    They really should have scooped up that Megan McCain and a heterosexual black woman or blonde.
    Aren't the rating slipping? People who watch that show don't want a news show, they want a coffee clutch
     
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    :bigthinki wonder if anyone alive gives a shit.
     
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    A bunch of yentas cackling is considered news? Way yo go, ABC.
     
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    Great I love reporters who don't know if someone was rape raped or if the world is flat
     
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    I was going to share some related information about that show's formation and history....and then I realized...who gives a shit anymore.

    #NOTviewed
     
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    Ratings have gone down the tubes. They are scrambling.
     
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    It's a left wing indoctrination and lip service for it's target audience, stay at home moms and single women. Now that it's being moved under the all important ABC News wing, it will become left wing indoctrination and lip service for it's target audience, stay at home moms and single women with the official stamp of ABC News. :coffee: