“The View” 20th Anniversary: Joy Behar Celebrates On “GMA” (VIDEO)
Joy Behar celebrated the 20th anniversary of “The View” on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America.” Watch below!
“The View” launched in 1997 with Behar as one of the original co-hosts. She left the ABC talk show in 2013. After her departure, however, she returned as a guest host, and then came back as a full-time panelist in 2015.
Now as the “View” crew gears up for the milestone 20th season, past and present co-stars are looking back at some of the highs and lows. And since Behar is the only original host still on the show, she sat down with Robin Roberts for a “GMA” interview reflecting on the morning show. “I was part of the first batch of people who were interviewed by Barbara [Walters],” she recalled.
Behar went on to remember, “She put a few of us together, and the first group that clicked was the group that ended up on the air — Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, Meredith Viera, and moi. And Barbara, of course.” She also admitted, “We didn’t think it was going to last a year, to tell you the truth.”
The outspoken TV personality noted that being opinionated is a key to the series’ success, even if some viewers may be alienated and enemies may be made. “We don’t care. We enjoy that,” Behar said. “It’s called ‘The View.’ We like to speak our mind and do whatever we want to do and say whatever we want to say.”
Behar added, “It’s the greatest job. I mean, who else is going to pay you to do that?” She further predicted “fireworks” this fall, given the upcoming election. Check out the video below!