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. The following day, after more than five decades of entertaining and informing generations of Americans, Walters says goodbye to daily television, commemorating her final co-host appearance on The View that morning. Walters is the last remaining co-host of the original panel of five women she helped assemble. Behind-the-scenes she will continue to be an active part of The View in her role as executive producer along with executive producer Bill Geddie, her producing partner of more than 25 years.
Journalist Meredith Vieira, lawyer Star Jones, comedian Joy Behar, television personality Debbie Matenopoulos, journalist Lisa Ling, comedian Rosie O’Donnell, and cable news host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will join Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Walters for this momentous, once in a lifetime television event.