Barbara Walters is ready to speak up about the decision to axe Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd from The View!
So was the heartbreaking news a sign that one of our favorite daytime talk shows coming to an end??!
Not so fast!
Barbara doesn't know who will join the only remaining host, Whoopi Goldberg, but she insists the show must go on!
After more than 50 years on television, Barbara Walters is finally ready to end her incredible career in broadcast journalism!
The legendary lady said farewell on The View this morning, surrounded by dozens of the women in TV news who have followed in her footsteps.
And just like that…Miz Walters was done!
At 84-years-old, she now has a long, happy retirement to look forward to!
But what is she looking forward to the MOST, now that she’s done with working?
Babs spilled that what excites her the most about her future is having nothing to do!
We’d say after working so hard for half a century, she deserves a chance to sit back and enjoy
the view her free time!
There is no doubt about how inspiring Barbara Walters is!
She's been a co-host on The View for 18 years, was the first woman anchor on a network news program, AND she's been on the air for FIVE decades!
Which is why her retirement is so bittersweet!
So, for her last show on The View, Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd, and Whoopi Goldberg had tons of surprises including a visit from Oprah!
Which of course had to do with showing her just how influential she's been over the years with some incredibly familiar faces helping her as well!
Ch-ch-check out the surprise (above) and don't miss Barbara's final farewell to everyone…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
We're SOOOO sad Barbara Walters is retired, but she would NEVER go out without a BANG!
So, to kick off her final day, the ladies on The View decided they needed someone to interview HER but who is good enough to interview a legend like Barbara?!
Well, OBVIOUSLY Barbara Walters is the only one who could!
Which is why they enlisted the help of Cheri Oteri and her iconic Saturday Night Live impression!
Ch-ch-check out the HIGHlarious interview (above)!!
Goodbyes are always bittersweet!
Today marks the end of Barbara Walters' 50 year reign on television!
After numerous and AH-Mazing interviews throughout her career, the famous journalist announced her retirement from the TV and broadcast news world last year!
Although we may not be seeing her beautiful face and demeanor on the small screen anymore, that doesn't mean she won't be involved in anything and everything that goes on behind the scenes!
To commemorate the last 50 years of her AH-Mazing and incredible career, here are 12 of her best moments and interviews on television!
Ch-ch-check 'em out (below)!!
ZOMG! It's a HUGE reunion and we LOVE it!
Today was Barbara Walters SECOND to last episode on The View and it was such a great one full of happy memories!
All 11 current and former co-hosts, including Lisa Ling, Debbie Matenopoulos, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd, and Star Jones!!
Plus, Rosie O'Donnell sat next to Elisabeth Hasselbeck and they DIDN'T FIGHT!
And then — Meredith Vieira made out with Babs at the beginning of the segment!
Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing moment as they catch up with Barbara as she ends her 18 years on The View!
Plus, don't forget to take a peek at the picture they all took together (below)!!