Amid Hollywood’s ongoing double strike, “The View” is set to continue its broadcast, with moderator Whoopi Goldberg expressing solidarity with those affected by the strike. The show, which typically pre-records episodes during the summer months, aired its first live show since the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) joined the WGA (Writers Guild of America) on strike.
During the episode, Whoopi clarified that “The View” operates under a different contract, known as the network code, which allows them to continue their work as they are not actors portraying roles at the table. This distinction enables them to proceed despite the strike affecting other parts of the entertainment industry.
While they are able to continue working, Whoopi emphasized that they stand in support of the actors and writers on strike. She expressed a desire for a balanced resolution and acknowledged the importance of advocating for fair working conditions, told TheWrap.
Despite the strike not directly impacting the show’s hosts due to their new code being approved earlier, it does affect the guest list for “The View.” As a result, the talk show will focus on Hot Topics segments for much of the week, as there will be limited celebrity or political guests.
Throughout the 70-day strike, the hosts of “The View” have adapted by hand-writing their own cue cards and transitions, giving viewers an unfiltered look at the show’s workings. Despite these challenges, Whoopi and her co-hosts consistently voice their support for the writers and their quest for a just contract.
“The View” remains committed to delivering engaging content while backing the efforts of their colleagues in the entertainment industry who are advocating for fair treatment and working conditions.