March 8 – March 15, 2007 Edition

To Honor
The View

WASHINGTON, DC/3/5/07–The U.S. publishing industry will pay tribute to ABC’s award-winning talk show, The View, for its outstanding work in promoting American books and authors, it was announced today by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The show has been named as the 2007 recipient of the “AAP Honors” award, to be presented tomorrow in New York during the Association’s annual meeting.

Recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show,” The View is broadcast live Monday through Friday, and features a team of four dynamic-and very different-women discussing contemporary events. AAP President and CEO Pat Schroeder said that “Despite the differences in age, background, and experience among The View’s hosts, they are all passionate about reading, and this passion comes through every time the discussion turns to books and authors.” In the 10 years it has been on the air, The View has featured authors covering a broad range of subjects including politics, finance, autobiography, and fashion. The award comes with a $5,000 donation in the winner’s name to a charity of their choosing. The View has designated First Book, an international nonprofit organization that provides children from low-income families with new books, often the first books they have ever owned.

The AAP Honors were inaugurated in 1997 to acknowledge the contributions of individuals and organizations outside the book industry who have helped focus public attention on American books and their importance in our society. Previous winners have included C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb, country music star Dolly Parton who created the “Imagination Library” literacy program, and Oprah Winfrey.

The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP’s more than 300 members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, educational materials for the elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and professional markets, scholarly journals, computer software, and electronic products and services. Defense of the freedom to read and the freedom to publish at home and abroad is among the Association’s highest priorities.