Barbara Walters, 83, to retire from The View: about time or finish of an period?

Barbara Walters, 83, to retire from The View: about time or finish of an period?

A few months in the past we heard that Elisabeth Hasselbeck was leaving The View, she was reportedly pushed out for being “too proper wing” and polarizing viewers. She’s been there for 10 years, so it appeared extra like they had been making an attempt to combine up the panel somewhat than anybody being shocked by the identical crap she’s been spewing every day. At the moment, Joy Behar announced that she was vacating as co-host as nicely, and that she plans to depart her 16 yr put up when her contract runs out in August.

Then simply final month co-host Whoopi Goldberg had some hilariously candid issues to say about her job. She made it clear that she telephones it in for a paycheck, explaining “I take a paycheck each different week. That’s all I do. I might give a sh-t what comes. I do my job — I’ve a contract. That’s the place I stand. I don’t give a f-ck.” I wish to hear Whoopi’s ideas on the truth that her boss, The View’s creator Barbara Walters, is lastly saying her retirement at 83. Walters suffered an accident and hospitalization earlier this yr and has solely been on the tv panel sporadically. She is going to lastly step down in 2014, however assures us that the present will proceed with out her:

Barbara Walters is retaining her promise.

E! Information has confirmed that the veteran newswoman will make her official retirement announcement throughout tomorrow’s episode of The View.

“I’m very proud of my resolution and look ahead to a beautiful and particular yr forward each on ‘The View’ and with ABC Information,” she advised ABC Information. “I created ‘The View’ and am delighted it is going to final past my leaving it.”

She continues to say, “I don’t need to seem on one other program or climb one other mountain. I would like as a substitute to sit down on a sunny discipline and admire the very gifted ladies—and OK, some males too—who shall be taking my place.”

ABC Information President Ben Sherwood says, “There’s just one Barbara Walters, and we stay up for making her remaining yr on tv as exceptional, path-breaking and news-making as Barbara herself. Barbara will all the time have a house at ABC Information and we stay up for a 12 months befitting her sensible profession, full of unique interviews, nice adventures and indelible reminiscences.”

After phrase acquired out that Walters was planning to retire in Could of 2014, rumors started swirling that she would let everybody learn about her profession plans on the present in early April.

[From E! Online]

I’ve lined Barbara Walters many instances and I didn’t understand that she’s 83 years previous. Her cosmetic surgery is apparent however properly executed. I assumed she was in her mid 70s tops. Barbara is at an age the place it appears inevitable that she steps down, however you get the impression that she’s holding on as a result of she doesn’t wish to lose management of her empire. She ought to have left again in 2007 when she bought into that large to-do with Rosie O’Donnell. Keep in mind that? Rosie and Barbara couldn’t shut up about it. Barbara was in yet one more public feud with a unique ex host, Star Jones, whom she trashed in her memoir. At that time Barbara was in her late 70s. She ought to have seen the writing on the wall sooner than this.

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Barbara Walters, 83, to retire from The View: about time or finish of an period?

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