How “The View” Became the Must-Stop Show on the Road to 2020

EVENT DATE:  Sunday, Oct. 13

LOCATION: The Poynter Institute

5:30 p.m. — VIP Reception
7:30 p.m. — Conversation

COST: $25 — $100

Poynter Community Conversation with Candi Carter, executive producer of “The View,” moderated by Katie Sanders, PolitiFact managing editor

ABC’s “The View” has become an essential campaign stop for Democrats and must-watch TV for Republicans. 

Senior White House officials email producers during the broadcast and text the hosts during commercial breaks. The first interviews Senator Cory Booker and former Vice President Joe Biden gave after they announced their candidacy for president went to the women on “The View.” By July 2019, more than a dozen major candidates for the Democratic nomination had appeared on “The View.” 

How did this daytime talk show become what the New York Times called “the most important political TV show in America”? And what does that say about journalism, politics and our culture? 

Join Poynter for a community conversation with Candi Carter, the executive producer of “The View” who was brought on in 2014 to transform the show from a wayward, declining talk show into must-see political TV.

Katie Sanders, managing editor of PolitiFact, will interview Carter about the power of a majority-female audience, how to moderate authentic debate between political parties, and why “The View” might change the 2020 election. 

The Poynter Institute
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
5:30 p.m.— VIP Reception
7:30 p.m. —  Community Conversation

Join us for a cocktail hour, dinner from Parkshore Grill and private reception with Candi Carter for $100, or attend only the conversation for $25. All tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis. 

Candi Carter
Executive Producer
“The View,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show”

Katie Sanders

Katie Sanders
Managing Editor

More about Candi Carter

Candi Carter has worked as a television producer for more than 25 years – starting her career at CNN in Atlanta. She then moved on to produce programming specials for WISN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, where she won her first Emmy Award. Candi then joined “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in Chicago where she spent 15 years producing some of the most memorable hours of television in daytime. In the final 25th season, Candi produced the highest-rated Oprah Show in more than six years, the critically acclaimed Emmy Award-winning episodes “An Oprah Show Two-Day Event: 200 Molested Men Come Forward.” Candi’s work was also showcased on Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes airing on OWN, for which Carter was a featured producer.

When the The Oprah Show ended its historic run in 2011, Candi raised capital and co-founded New Chapter Entertainment. As CEO, her Chicago-based production company originated, developed and produced unscripted TV shows for broadcast, cable, syndication and new media. During that three-year run, Candi launched two talk shows for Telepictures TV (a division of Warner Brothers) – Just Keke on BET and Ice & Coco on FOX. She also developed and executive produced presentations, pilots and shows for HGTV, Lifetime, Cooking Channel, Telepictures TV, TV One, BET, FOX, OWN, Tyler Perry Studios, PBS and RLTV.

In September 2015, Candi signed on as Executive Producer for the iconic daytime TV show, “The View.” She is currently entering her fifth season as Executive Producer.

In her spare time, Candi is dedicated to building opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Inspired by her 14-year-old son with special needs, Candi founded “We’ve Got Friends,” an organization that provides hangouts for teens with special needs.

For Carter’s take on leadership, read this Q&A with Poynter’s Mel Grau.

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