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Ladies who punch : the explosive inside story of "The view" / Ramin Setoodeh.

Setoodeh, Ramin, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Breckenridge Public Library 791.4572 SET (Text) 33500013074505 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250112095
  • ISBN: 1250112095
  • ISBN: 1250316197
  • ISBN: 9781250316196
  • Physical Description: x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Out, damn co-host! -- Everybody's a critic -- Audition -- Barbara does daytime -- Death becomes her -- It's a hit -- The star diaries -- The Republican -- Bridezilla! -- Meredith's escape -- Scandal -- The queen of nice -- All aboard! -- Rosie vs. Donald -- Ladies who punch -- My mouth is a weapon -- Rosie detox -- Sister act -- Elisabeth's last stand -- Mommie dearest -- Barbara's long goodbye -- She's back -- "Worse than Fox News" -- Enjoy the view, while you can -- Epilogue: Trump's view.
Summary, etc.:
When Barbara Walters launched The View in 1997, ABC executives repeatedly told her that hosting the show would tarnish her reputation as a serious newswoman. Ten years later, The View was being watched daily in the living rooms of tens of millions of Americans and launched the careers of Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Joy Behar. But the daily chat-fest didn't just comment on the news; it became the news. As viewership continued to top the charts, a seemingly endless series of clashes among the stars (and their guests) and a revolving door of co-hosts earned front page coverage in magazines and newspapers. National headlines chronicled Rosie O'Donnell's feud with Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg's conversations about race, and Walters' struggle to maintain control of it all. Laced with humor and a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is both a chronicle of 21st century daytime television and a classic tale about power. With in-depth reporting and new interviews, this story takes readers behind the scenes where these very public figures struggled to balance image, ambition, friendship, and loyalty, while changing television forever.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    And you thought the The View could get crazy on-screen (Joy Behar and Meghan McCain, we're looking at you). This pull-back-the-curtain story of almost two decades of the groundbreaking talk show delivers. Setoodeh was able to get interviews with almost all the former hosts, as well as View creators Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie; only Whoopi Goldberg declined, but that just leaves more room for her nemesis, Rosie O'Donnell, to tell her side of the story, which she does with relish. All of the big moments are here: Star Jones, aka Bridezilla, taking over the show for almost a year with her wedding plans; Rosie and Elisabeth Hasselbeck having a split-screen fight that was so personal the audience was frightened; Walters' long goodbye, after hanging onto the show into her 80s. But this also gets into the women's psyches; their strengths and their insecurities; the reasons they joined, stayed, and left; their relationships with one another; and their complicated relationship with Walters, who was alternately an icon and mother figure as well as a fierce supporter and duplicitous detractor. Fans of the show may be surprised at how many of the hosts they've forgotten over the years. Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, anyone? This is everything a behind-the-scenes book should be—dishy, surprising, and written with the unprecedented help of those who lived it. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

RAMIN SETOODEH, an award-winning journalist, is the New York bureau chief for Variety. He was formerly a senior writer at Newsweek and has also written for The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and U.S. News & World Report, among other publications. Ladies Who Punch is his first book. He lives in New York City.

Subject: Walters, Barbara, 1929-
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955-
O'Donnell, Rosie
Behar, Joy
Hasselbeck, Elisabeth
Jones, Star, 1962-
Vieira, Meredith
View (Television program)
Television talk shows > United States > History.
Women television personalities.
PERFORMING ARTS > Television > Genres > Reality, Game Shows & Talk Shows.
Television talk shows.
United States.
Genre: History.

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