Barbara Walters sets date for ‘The View’ departure

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A little more than a month away, Barbara Walters will record her final show on The View.

Walters, whose career in broadcast started over 50 years ago,set May 16 as her last day on the daytime talk show. She will also host a two hour goodbye segment on ABC later that night.

The View first aired in August 1997, which she helped create. The original female co-hosts along with Walters were, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, and Debbie Matenopoulos.the view 1997

The announcement of her retiring from being in front of the camera was made last year, so she can focus the remainder of her career behind the scene. So there are no plans for her joining another show.

Barbara Walters will be leaving behind her current co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sheri Sheperd, and Jenny McCarthy.

Who do you think will be the new co-host?

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