The first episode of the daytime chat show "The View" will be re-run on ABC on Friday.

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The pilot initially aired on Aug. 11, 1997.

"Created by broadcast legend Barbara Walters, the multi-generational show featured a panel of dynamic women with diverse points of view, tackling the hottest topics in the news with moderator Meredith Vieira, co-hosts Joy Behar, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos and Walters," the network noted in a press release.

The program's current hosts are Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin.