Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to appear on a daytime talk show when he fronts up to The View this week.
His interview will be shown in Australian on Friday, first on W and then on Nine.
The president’s appearance, part of the show’s continuing “Red, White & View” campaign, will also see Barbara Walters make her first in-studio return since she underwent heart valve replacement surgery in May. She has more recently only appeared via Skype.
“This shows that both the President and First Lady feel that our show is an influential and important source of information and news,” said Walters.
His appearance will touch on topics including his administration’s accomplishments, jobs, the economy, the Gulf oil spill, and family life inside the White House.
But will staunch Republican Elisabeth Hasselbeck be just as cheery about the visit?
It airs at 11am AEST on W and 1pm on Nine this Friday.