I could never understand why this show did not have a better following other than it was late at night and its mellow tone may have put some viewer to sleep. I loved the live piano music, which was usually jazz.
Whoopie was always a gracious hostess and treated her guests with respect. Her questions, though, would get the guest to show a side that the public usually did not see. One of my favorite shows was when she interviewed Charleton Heston. Most people would expect that this would be a very combative show because Whoopie and Charleton have very differing political viewpoints. Instead they had a great conversation and even talked about grandchildren. Whoopie had become a grandmother a few years before the show went on the air.
Another thing I loved about the show was that guests would also show talents that the public did not know about. Queen Latifah sang a melodic pop song only accompanied by the pianist that she and her friends would sing in high school. Up to that point, she was only known as a rapper. It is too bad that late night television seems to only attract the crowds that like loud and brash talk shows. Maybe if Whoopie's show was on later or in the morning it would have gotten a larger audience. However, I know that she will be a great addition to the View in the 2007-2008 season based on her experience with her own talk show.