By Andrew Gans
16 Apr 2014
The co-hosts will celebrate the show's creator, Barbara Walters, on the May 15 at 11 AM ET broadcast of the long-running talk show.
The following day, Walters will say goodbye to daily television, commemorating her final co-host appearance on “The View” that morning. Walters is the last remaining co-host of the original panel of five women she helped assemble. Behind-the-scenes she will continue to be an active part of “The View” in her role as executive producer along with executive producer Bill Geddie, her producing partner of more than 25 years.
Journalist Meredith Vieira, lawyer Star Jones, comedian Joy Behar, television personality Debbie Matenopoulos, journalist Lisa Ling, comedian Rosie O'Donnell and cable news host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will join Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Walters for the television event.
“The View” first hit the airwaves in August 1997.
The hosts, current and former, follow:
• Meredith Vieira (moderator, 1997–2006, Season 1–9)
• Star Jones (1997-2006, Season 1–9)
• Joy Behar (1997–2013, Season 1–16)
• Debbie Matenopoulos (1997-1998, Season 1-2)
• Lisa Ling (1999–2002, Season 2–6)
• Elisabeth Hasselbeck (2003–2013, Season 7–16)
• Rosie O’Donnell (moderator, 2006–2007, Season 10)
• Whoopi Goldberg (moderator, 2007, Season 11–Present)
• Sherri Shepherd (2007, Season 11–Present)
• Jenny McCarthy (2013, Season 17–Present)
"The View," which is filmed in Manhattan, regularly spotlights Broadway shows and its performers.