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Lisa Ling to sub as a co-host on ABC's 'The View'

The Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2009, 11:58am (PDT)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lisa Ling, a former co-host of "The View," will be back as a guest co-host for two days next month.

ABC said Thursday that Ling will sit alongside Barbara Walters, Joy Behar (BAY'-hahr), Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd for the Oct. 5 and 6 broadcasts of the weekday talk show.

She'll sub for regular co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who's on maternity leave until mid-October.

Ling left "The View" in 2002 after three years as a regular. She's now a correspondent for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and CNN. She returned as a guest co-host in 2003 and made three guest appearances in 2008.

Her sister, Laura Ling, was one of two journalists detained and released in August by North Korea.

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ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.

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