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WALTERS SURROUNDED BY HER “LEGACY” ON FINAL VIEW APPEARANCE

May 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about every woman who has held a prominent position on a broadcast network news or talk show gathered together in New York for the taping of Barbara Walters’s final appearance as co-host on ABC’s The View. They included Jane Pauley, Katie Couric, Gayle King, Savannah Guthrie, Deborah Norville, Connie Chung, Oprah Winfrey and others. Winfrey’s remarks were particularly poignant as she told Walters that she was there “to celebrate what you’ve meant to me. You have literally meant the world to me. I want to thank you for being a pioneer…to pave the road we all walk on,” she continued. “I want to thank you for the courage it took to get up every day and sit in that chair….And I thank you for the stamina…You’re really the reason why we’re all here.” Also among the attendees was Hillary Clinton, who spoke about the choices women have to make in life. “The most important thing is how we treat each other and how we think about the future,” she said. Walters thanked the former First Lady, senator, and secretary of state for coming on, adding, “It was a surprise.” Looking at her guests, she remarked, “This is my legacy … these are my legacy.” And Walters left no doubt about any plans to fade into the sunset. “Who knows what the future brings? Maybe instead of saying goodbye I should say ‘a bientot,’ which in French means see you later,” she said.