The special weeklong event “ABC: A Barbara Celebration” kicks off live on Monday, May 12 as “The View” honors the broadcast legend during her final days as co-host and features guest appearances from David Letterman, Michael J. Fox, Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn and Michael Douglas.
“Everyone at ‘The View’ is honored to be part of Barbara’s final week as co-host and we recognize how fortunate we are to be witnessing television history,” said executive producer Bill Geddie. “If there’s one thing I’m sure of it’s that the stars will never align to create another Barbara Walters. She is irreplaceable,” Geddie added.
All 11 co-hosts of “The View,” past and present, will share the same stage, live, Thursday, May 15 to celebrate the show’s creator Barbara Walters. Journalist Meredith Vieira, lawyer Star Jones, comedian Joy Behar, television personality Debbie Matenopoulos, journalist Lisa Ling, comedian Rosie O’Donnell, and talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will join Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Walters for this momentous, once in a lifetime television event.
The week concludes on Friday, May 16, a day New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially declared “Barbara Walters Day” with two monumental surprises, and Barbara’s final words on “The View.”