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It's an Oprah Show first! The ladies of The View—Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck—are at Harpo Studios, and sitting behind the desk from the very first show 14 years ago.
Since its debut, The View has become a pop culture phenomenon. The women take on hot topics, push the buttons of politicians and sometimes, the show becomes news itself. "The wonderful thing about our show is that we do argue and we do disagree, but here we are, and we've been together for years," says Barbara.
Sherri and Elisabeth say they haven't been able to contain their excitement about their trip to Chicago. "Oprah, Whoopi and I are equally excited, and Barbara, but we're on different medication," Joy jokes.