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Hasselbecks to swap TV jobs for a day

Jan. 14, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Married U.S. television personalities Tim and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are set to trade jobs for a day, ABC said Thursday.

Elisabeth is to take her husband's place as an analyst on ESPN's "NFL Live" Tuesday, while Tim is to appear as a co-host on the daytime talk-show "The View" Jan. 28.

"So many times we ask, 'How did work go today?'" Elisabeth said in a statement. "Undoubtedly, we will be finding out the hard way as we switch jobs. The question then will be 'What have we gotten ourselves into?'"

"I normally do not like men sitting at ("The View") table, but I will make an exception for Tim because I like his wife," Bill Geddie, executive producer of "The View," joked.

"I have known and liked Tim for many years and can promise you he has no idea what he has gotten himself into. I have spoken with Elisabeth and I can assure you she's terrified. Tim, however, is the one who should be terrified," Geddie laughed.

"Hopefully, I can pull this off because I see her preparation on a regular basis each week -- reading, and watching cable news shows, other television programs and upcoming movies. I'll enjoy this because I know they'll have fun with me at 'The View' and, of course, when I get back to work at ESPN. I'm sure I'll have a greater appreciation for what she does on a day-in and day-out basis," Tim added.

The Hasselbecks have been married since 2002 and are the parents of three children.

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