The first episode of The View took place on August 11, 1997, on ABC. The View is one of the top five longest-running daytime talk shows in the history of television. Barbara Walters is one of the primary creators and hosts of The View. Unlike other talk shows, there are typically between four and six hosts for each filming of The View. Typically, each episode of The View has a host from a distinctly different age or cultural background. Barbara Walters, born in 1929, only started stepping down as co-host during the 18th season of The View in 2014. Video clips from The View are common viral videos because of the inflammatory conversations between hosts with opposing political views.