Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Connie Chung, Joan Lunden and Maria Shriver are among the who’s who of media bidding adieu to the TV legend
After an impressive 53-year career in journalism, Barbara Walters will sign off Friday — and nearly every notable past and present female broadcaster turned out to say goodbye to the TV legend.
Walters taped her final episode of “The View” Thursday, and a litany of television news’ most notable faces were there to send her off. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was also there, telling Walters, “I can’t believe this day has come, and I can’t believe it’s for real.”
The cadre of A-List media stars who gathered for the photo included Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Joan Lunden, Robin Roberts, Connie Chung, Gayle King, Maria Shriver, Paula Zahn, Jane Pauley, Savannah Guthrie, Elizabeth Vargas, Lara Spencer, Tamron Hall, Diane Sawyer, Cynthia McFadden, Natalie Morales, JuJu Chang, Amy Robach, Deborah Norville and Hoda Kotb.
Of course, Walters’ co-hosts from over the years — Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Rosie O’Donnell, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lisa Ling, Star Jones, Jenny McCarthy and Meredith Vieira — were there as well.
It was a wonderful send off to a storied career for Walters, which included interviews with basically anyone notable, from American presidents to foreign leaders to celebrities.
During the show, Walters and her friends reminisced on her legendary life in journalism, from her start at “Today” in 1962 to her rise as an essential part of ABC’s award-winning news team, from anchoring “20/20″ to hosting her highly regarded Oscar specials.
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