ABC: A Barbara Celebration

By Daniel Billett May 27, 2014

"ABC: A Barbara Celebration" honors the television icon and The View

After more than five decades entertaining and informing generations of Americans, Barbara Walters says goodbye to daily television (watch her announcement). On Friday, May 16, 2014, she made her final co-host appearance on The ViewLearn More

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Barbara's final episode as co-host on The View includes surprise visits from many special guests. See the highlights from the Friday, May 16th episode.      

  
  
Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger dedicates the ABC building where Barbara Walters started her career. Learn More


   

   
All 11 co-hosts past and presemnt re-unite for Barbara. See this and more highlights from the Thursday, May 15th episode.    

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The hilarious Martin Short sings a special song for Barbara as a farewell tribute. See this and more highlights from the Wednesday, May 14th episode.      


  
  
Jimmy Kimmel surprises Barbara with roses and a special story. See this and more highlights from the Tuesday, May 13th episode.  

Jimmy Kimmel Surprises Barbara|Jimmy Kimmel surprises Barbara with roses and a special story.|Jimmy Kimmel surprises Barbara with roses and a special story.

   
     
David Letterman does a rare interview with Barbara during her last week on <i>The View</i>. See this and more highlights from the Monday, May 12th episode.

David Letterman Part 1|David Letterman talks about retiring from TV.|David Letterman talks about retiring from TV and how he changed the late night landscape.

      
     
The View 
has been celebrating Barbara Walters' unparalleled career all season with "The Year of Barbara," a look back at many of her most notable interviews, originally featured on ABC's 20/20. In the video above, watch Whoopi describe the impact Barbara had on so many women and how she was a trail blazer and catch all of the "The Year of Barbara" clips.

Celebrating Barbara|Whoopi describes the impact Barbara had on so many women.|Whoopi describes the impact Barbara had on so many women and how she was a trail blazer.

      
     
For the first time in television history, all 11 co-hosts of ABC’s The View, present and past, will share the same stage, live, THURSDAY, MAY 15  (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on ABC to celebrate the show’s creator Barbara Walters. Learn More

All View Co-Hosts Reuniting|"The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara.|"The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.

 

Take a look at some of Barbara's most notable moments from her amazing career, in this slideshow.

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Celebrities congratulate Barbara and wish her well as she says goodbye to daily television.

Celebrities Congratulate Barbara Walters|Celebrities congratulate Barbara and wish her well.|Celebrities congratulate Barbara and wish her well as she says goodbye to daily television.