Barbara Walters’ next-to-last of “The View” took place on Thursday (May 15) morning, and the installment was iconic in more ways than one.
All 11 past and present “View” co-hosts reunited to celebrate Walters’ last show. Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and, of course, Walters herself, all hosted the episode together.
This was the first time all 11 co-hosts have been together onscreen, and it’s interesting to see Jones and O’Donnell back on the show seeing as how their exits were a little less-than-amicable, to put it lightly. But seeing as how Walters has been such a big part of “The View” it’s nice to see everyone put their personal issues aside to celebrate her career as she retires.
It’s the end of an era, as Walters has been on the air for more than five decades; her final show airs Friday. However, she will stay on the show as executive producer.
“The View” airs daily at 11 a.m. ET/PT on ABC.