- Originating from a cramped, sterile corner of the station's news studio, "View" took to the air in June of 2006 with modest ratings and rather rudimentary production values. How rudimentary? Cooking demonstrations were done on a puny two-burner camping stove.
Wang privately worried that the gig might be short-lived. "It took a while to find our groove as we kept trying different things," she says. "This was a brand-new thing for me, and I was constantly nervous about being replaced."
But both Wang and the show exhibited staying power. Ratings gradually improved, and last spring "View" was rewarded with its own snazzy 2,000-square-foot set, complete with a functional kitchen and, yes, a real stove.