Report: Barbara Walters Critical of 'The View' After Departure
Former ABC journalist Barbara Walters said recently she doesn't like the new direction of "The View,", according to a new report.
Walters said ABC executives ruined the "The View" - which she co-created and hosted until 2014 - because of what she sees as petty backstage bickering. Walters debuted "The View" in 1997.
“She feels they’ve ruined the franchise that she and Bill Geddie built. Instead of focusing on smart, educated women with strong talent, they cast uninformed child actors on the show. The legacy has been compromised because of poor casting and bad leadership under ABC News,” a source told us.
Walters is so over the show that she even ditched a post-election appearance, which reunited original hosts, Debbie Matenopoulos, Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar and Star Jones.
Walters, 87, reportedly called some of the more recent hosts "uninformed child actors."
An ABC representative denied the report, saying "there’s no better producer than Barbara Walters, and we’re always grateful for her notes."
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