Barbara Walters View Farewell: TV Legend Signs Off With “See You Later” (VIDEO)
Barbara Walters had a star-studded send-off during her last episode of “The View” on Friday.
Actually taped on Thursday, the show kicked off with a special entrance by Walters, who then took the time to show off the people in her life who keep things running smoothly.
Walters was first surprised by none other than Hillary Clinton, who praised the veteran journalist — and deflected questions on whether she’ll run for president in 2016.
In an amusing bit, Walters interviewed herself, as played by former “SNL” star Cheri Oteri.
Michael Douglas was the next to pay tribute to the TV personality, followed by Oprah Winfrey, who thanked Walters for “paving the road” for fellow women.
And, as Gossip Cop teased, Oprah ushered in more than a dozen female broadcasters who owe their careers to Walters, ranging from Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts to Kathie Lee Gifford and and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
“These are my legacy,” said Walters, “and I thank all of you.”
Walters, in her final moments, wondered, “How do you say goodbye to something like 50 years in television?”
The legendary news anchor went on to crack jokes about her future (time for Botox!), and spoke of the the honor of interviewing everyone from presidents to celebrities like Angelina Jolie.
She concluded, “From the bottom of my heart to all of you with whom I have worked and to all of you who have watched and been at my side for so many years, I can say thank you, thank you — but then, who knows what the future brings?”
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