Barbara Walters Claims She Didn't Have Co-Hosts Fired
Barbara Walters revealed in a recent interview with Variety that she and View executive producer Bill Geddie were not the ones who decided to get rid of Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar. She explained, "These are not Barbara and Bill's decisions. The network is also involved. I think the feeling was if one went, both had to leave. We needed to shake things up." While discussing the addition of Jenny McCarthy to the panel, Barbara added, "We need a conservative voice. We do try to present a different side." It was recently announced that Walters' last day on the show will be Friday, May 16th.