Newt Gingrich, Michael Eric Dyson to attend ABC's 'The View' this upcoming week

ABC's morning talk show 'The View' has announced its guest list for the coming week and there are some significant names involved


                            Newt Gingrich, Michael Eric Dyson to attend ABC's 'The View' this upcoming week

ABC's daytime talk show 'The View' has announced its guest list for the week ending June 8. The show, which is currently in its 21st iteration, airs between 11 am - 12 pm EDT and has some significant names attending between Monday and Friday.

Monday, June 4, will see Michael Eric Dyson gracing the show. The academic, author, preacher, and radio host is currently a Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and has authored or edited more than 20 books dealing with prominent African-American personalities such as  Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marvin Gaye, Nas's debut album Illmatic, Bill Cosby, and Tupac Shakur, 

Dyson will appear on 'The View' on Monday (Source: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for National CARES Mentoring Movement)
Dyson will appear on 'The View' on Monday (Source: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for National CARES Mentoring Movement)

Described as 'a Princeton Ph.D. and a child of the streets who takes pains never to separate the two,' Dyson has also discussed Hurricane Katrina and recently released "What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F Kennedy, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America," which will likely be discussed on the show.

Also set for the day is a 'View Your Deal' programme that will present the hottest items at affordable prices. The next day sees a segment of 'The Political View with Newt Gingrich' and a performance by the cast of Broadway's 'SpongeBob SquarePants.'

Gingrich previously had an active career in politics before calling it quits amid a slew of controversies in 1999. He briefly came back with a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 and has since remained active in public policy debates and worked as a political consultant. Currently, he's best known for his outspoken support for President Donald Trump.

'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical' was co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau and features songs from various artists, a book by Kyle Jarrow, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. The show made its premiere in December 2017 to critical acclaim and was nominated for twelve Tony Awards.

Wednesday sees Mira Sorvino making an appearance to talk about her upcoming show 'Condor,' which is set for a June 6 release and in which she plays a recurring role. Sorvino shot to fame after winning the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' for her performance in Woody Allen's 'Mighty Aphrodite.' She has since starred in the likes of 'Lulu on the Bridge,' 'Norma Jean & Marilyn,' and 'Human Trafficking.'

Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams visit on June 7. The former is a legal commentator and television journalist who has co-written books such as 'Objection!: How High-Priced Defense Attorneys,' and 'Celebrity Defendants,' and will speak about the 'Hailey Dean Mysteries' while the latter will be addressing his latest book, 'Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency.'

Finally, for Friday, Niecy Nash and Rob Reiner will appear on the talk show. Nash, a comedian, model, actress, and producer, will be talking about her starring role as Desna Simms in TNT crime comedy-drama 'Claws,' and Reiner will delve into his film 'Shock and Awe,' where he served as the director, actor, and producer.

Hilary Estey McLoughlin serves as senior executive producer with Candi Carter and Brian Teta as executive producers. 'The View' is directed by Sarah de la O.