Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Infobox person
name = Elisabeth Hasselbeck

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caption = Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the set of The View.
birth_date = birth date and age|1977|5|28
birth_place = Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
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occupation = Co-host on "The View"
salary =
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spouse = Tim Hasselbeck (July 6, 2002 - present)
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children = Grace Elisabeth, Taylor Thomas
Survivor contestant
name = Elizabeth Filarski Hasselbeck

birthdate = birth date and age|1977|05|28
season =
finish = 4th Place (The Australian Outback)
tribe = colorbox|#08E8DE Kucha
colorbox|#FF7518 Barramundi

Elisabeth Hasselbeck (née Filarski; born May 28, 1977) is an American former reality show contestant of "" and current co-host on the United States daytime talk show "The View".

Early life

Elisabeth DelPadre Filarski [http://imdb.com/name/nm0276829/bio DelPadre, her mother's surname, is her middle name. Hasselbeck also said so on the [http://www.watchingtheview.com/july-25th-recap-james-marsden-and-cheryl-ladd/#more-666 July 25, 2007 episode of "The View."] ] was born in Cranston, Rhode Island. She is the daughter of Catholic school teacher/lawyer Elisabeth DelPadre, and architect Kenneth Filarski.cite web|last=|first=|authorlink=|coauthors=|title=The View: Co-Hosts|publisher=ABC.com|date=|url=http://abc.go.com/daytime/theview/bios/elisabeth_hasselbeck.html|format=|accessdate=2007-05-30] cite news|last=Kingbury|first=Read|coauthors=|title=School architect puts the community into his designs|pages=|publisher=The Block Island Times|date=2000-07-08|url=http://www.blockislandtimes.com/news/2000/0708/News/new03.html|accessdate=2007-05-30] She has one brother, Kenneth Jr. As a child, she lived in Providence and Cranston, Rhode Island.

Hasselbeck was raised Catholic and attended St. Mary School in Cranston, followed by St. Mary Academy - Bay View in Riverside, Rhode Island where she graduated in 1995. She then attended Boston College where she captained the women's softball team for two seasons. With a concentration on large paintings and industrial design, Hasselbeck graduated with a Fine Arts degree in 1999.cite web| title=Elisabeth Hasselbeck |publisher=famouswhy.com|date=2007-05-17|accessdate=2007-07-24|url=http://people.famouswhy.com/elisabeth_hasselbeck/]

Hasselbeck started working for Puma in 1998, while attending Boston College. After graduation, she worked for PUMA shoes as a member of its design team before her television career. She traveled to Italy and Belize. Reports differ as to whether her travels were for researching Puma products or to teach in Belize. [http://tv.yahoo.com/elisabeth-hasselbeck/contributor/392932/bio Traveled to Italy and Belize] Hasselbeck's interest in "Survivor" was initiated by a fellow shoe designer. [Lauren Smiley, "Double Coverage," The Boston Globe, July 20, 2004.]



In 2001, she was cast in ', and was originally a member of the Kucha tribe. She was the last remaining member of that tribe in the game before being voted off on Day 39 and finishing fourth overall. As her luxury item, she brought a self-made immunity headdress. At the end of the game, she was the most popular Survivor of the season among the fans, rating a 9.3 out of 10 in the online approval poll. Producers wanted her to return for the ' edition, but she was unable to attend because she was starting her tenure at "The View" at the time.

Following her stint on "Survivor", Hasselbeck began a television career. In 2001, she was a judge at the "Miss Teen USA Pageant", and became host of the Style Network's "The Look for Less" from 2002 to 2003 where she helped find stylish clothes for bargain prices. Although Hasselbeck previously saw herself as a "behind the scenes" kind of person and not interested in career television, or playing pundit, her agent was very eager to showcase her competitive client and she auditioned for "The View". [Maureen Callahan notes in her July 24, 2007 New York Post article "The Survivor", according to executive producer Bill Geddie]

"The View"

In 2003, Hasselbeck was one of a number of women who guest-hosted to replace outgoing "The View" co-host Lisa Ling, who left the show at the end of 2002. Hasselbeck made it to the last few contenders, and was finally chosen by the other panelists (in a "Survivor"-style "Tribal Council") as the new co-host. Hasselbeck typically represents the conservative position on "The View", defending theistic evolution and the war on terror, and opposing euthanasia and abortion.cite news|last=Ewald|first=Dan|coauthors=|title=Sharing Her View|pages=|publisher=ChristianityToday|date=July/August 2006|url=http://www.christianitytoday.com/tc/2006/004/2.34.html|accessdate=2007-05-30]

When Presidential candidate John McCain appeared on the View on September 12, 2008, she openly expressed her intent to vote for him.

Personal life

On July 6, 2002, Filarski married her college sweetheart, Tim Hasselbeck. Tim played six seasons in the NFL as a backup quarterback and currently works as a sportscaster. The couple have a daughter, Grace Elisabeth Hasselbeck (April 6, 2005), and son, Taylor Thomas Hasselbeck (November 9, 2007).cite news|url=http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20158655,00.html|title="View" Cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck Has a Boy|work=People.com|accessdate=2007-11-10]

Hasselbeck has said that she calls herself neither a conservative nor a liberal. Her parents had an independent political stance, never telling their children for whom they voted. She has stated that the term "conservative" does not define her as a person. [All stated on Hasselbeck's April 12,2007 appearance as a guest on Fox's "Hannity and Colmes"]

Hasselbeck is also a supporter of breast cancer awareness initiatives. Her latest support of the cause comes in the form of an internet only PSA on [http://www.breastcancerawareness.com/video/hasselbeck Celebrity Breast Cancer Diagnosis] which can be viewed on YouTube and/or the website BreastCancerAwareness.com ["BreastCancerAwareness.com"]


Hasselbeck has been involved in a number of noted controversial debates on "The View", including but not limited to:

*On August 2, 2006, Hasselbeck got into a heated debate in which she strongly opposed the Food and Drug Administration's plan to sell the "morning after pill" as an over-the-counter drug. Hasselbeck stated, "I believe that life begins at the moment of conception." She said the pill should be banned even in cases of rape and incest, because "life still has value." Hasselbeck argued that advocates of the drug use the "rape or incest" exception as a "bait-and-switch" distraction from the goal of making it universally accessible. She argued if the "rape or incest" exception was all advocates cared about, they would not support its over-the-counter status.cite web |url=http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/theview.html |title=Women on the Verge |work=cbc.ca |accessdate=2006-11-14]

*On May 23, 2007, Hasselbeck was involved in a heated on-air argument with co-host Rosie O'Donnell concerning the war in Iraq, which she supports and O'Donnell opposes. When O'Donnell rhetorically asked, "655,000 Iraqi civilians dead. Who are the terrorists?" cite news |url=http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/18739523/|title='Scarborough Country' for May 17 |date=May 18, 2007 |publisher=MSNBC |accessdate=2007-08-23 (Transcript)] O'Donnell was criticized by conservative commentators for her question and complained about Hasselbeck's unwillingness to defend O'Donnell's statements in the controversy that followed. Hasselbeck responded, "Defend your own insinuations" and responded that she shouldn't have to defend anyone else's words for them, especially when that person has a forum with which to present a defense. [Brian Orloff, [http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20039945,00.html Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O'Donnell Square Off] , People May 23, 2007.] cite web|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek1K6TYssa4|title= Rosie O'Donnell VS Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View 5/23/07|publisher=YouTube|accessdate=2007-08-23]

*On May 23, 2007, actress Alicia Silverstone was a guest on ABC's "The View". Moments before Silverstone entered, hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck had the aforementioned heated argument regarding the Iraq war. The video segment [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-3C0qFOSdE Silverstone entering The View's stage] ] shows Silverstone entering and walking past Hasselbeck to greet the other hosts. Though the interview continued normally and featured easy conversation between Silverstone and Hasselbeck, "Access Hollywood" [ [http://www.accesshollywood.com/news/ah5476.shtml Access Hollywood ] ] deemed the act a deliberate snub. Hasselbeck later revealed, on an episode of "The View" which aired September 19, 2007, that Silverstone called and apologized for the incident. Hasselbeck said that Silverstone never meant to be rude, but was simply nervous when she walked on the stage and believed that incident was wrongly perceived by the media.

*On October 3, 2007, Hasselbeck and "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg got into a discussion about Hillary Clinton's new $5,000 baby entitlement, which became heated when Hasselbeck stated it would lead to fewer abortions due to women wanting to keep the money. [ [http://www.accesshollywood.com/news/ah6972.shtml?dst=rss%7cgeneral_rss Video & article about Goldberg & Hasselbeck debate about abortion] ]

*On January 21, 2008, Hasselbeck and her "The View" co-hosts were discussing the idea of whether it is harder to elect an African-American or female president. When asked, "Is the country more racist than sexist?" by co-host Joy Behar, Hasselbeck was quick to respond with "Don't we have the answer already? Wasn't a black man able to walk into a voting booth long before a woman?" Co-host Whoopi Goldberg responded by saying that a woman was able to vote long before an African-American. [ [http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=41c75798-f836-4592-bcd5-245a7617f160] Goldberg/Hasselbeck debate whether African-Americans or women obtained suffrage first.] The first African-American to vote under the 15th Amendment was Thomas Mundy Peterson in 1870, while the first woman to vote under the 19th Amendment was Marie Ruoff Byrum in 1920. Among the states, black men were able to vote in numerous states before Wyoming was admitted to the union in 1890 and became the first American state to have female suffrage. [ [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2957.html Africans in America: Race-based legislation in the North] ] However, due to Jim Crow laws, the 15th amendment did not effectively grant suffrage to African-Americans in most southern states until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965Fact|date=October 2008.

*On September 7, 2008, Hasselbeck, describing Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama's appearances on The View at a luncheon, was roundly criticized by political pundits ranging from Keith Olbermann to Bill O'Reilly when she said "Cindy came into our hair and makeup room, fresh as can be, and unlike another wife of a political candidate who shall remain nameless, she didn't come with a list of topics that we weren't allowed to touch. Nope, that's because she has nothing to hide." [ [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/10/elisabeth-hasselbeck-rips_n_125309.html Elisabeth Hasselbeck Rips Michelle Obama At RNC: "Something To Hide"] , Huffington Post. 10 September 2008. Retrieved on 5 October 2008.]


External links

* [http://abc.go.com/daytime/theview/cohosts The View bio]

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