Transcript for Barbara Walters Retirement: Behind the Scenes of the Big Events
A very special morning here at "Gma." We are celebrating the one, the only Barbara Walters, as she retires from just an incredible daily on-air career. Her final morning co-hosting "The view," coming up late it's been an unforgettable week as we come together to honor our Barbara. And we want to give you a behind-the-scenes look. It is a final show filled with laughs. You said, I wanted to do a show with women with different views. At the time, little did I know, that I would be surrounded by four cackling hens speaking over each other. Reporter: As you see in this preview. But make no mistake, Barbara Walters' last day on "The view," will be filled with emotion. Take a look at this incredible photo. A moment showing some of the most extraordinary women in journalism, who Barbara considers her legacy, showing up to say farewell, to surprise the first lady of "The view." She is the reason why I could walk the road that I did. Reporter: A hectic final morning. Everyone preparing to make Barbara's good-bye one for the ages. Barbara's whirlwind week started off with a bang. As ABC news headquarters was renamed in her honor. Next, she stopped by to visit fellow retiree to be, David Letterman. Let's walk into the sunset together. Okay. I think we just made a suicide pact. Reporter: All week long, Barbara's final days on "The view," were filled with memories and serenades. ? We will remember ? Reporter: And the stars were on full force Wednesday night for a party to toast the woman who changed television forever. Congratulations. Reporter: The nation's inquisitor in chief was definitely the bell of the ball. And then, a historic reunion on Thursday. With Barbara, holding court, as all of her former co-hosts on "The view," came back for a grand sendoff. This is like the last summer with Barbara. Reporter: There were, of course, some tears. I can't take all this. You are the best of the best. And it's been an honor and a pleasure. And it ain't over with us. Reporter: And as usual, Barbara had the last word. I have been honored to share this table with you. And what do we say now? Have a great day, everyone. And take a little time to enjoy "The view." She'll have a little more time for that. We're going to give a huge morning welcome to Barbara Walters. Yes. You have quite a day ahead of you. Thank you for starting with us here. So much. I'm happy to be here. That was quite a day. Quite a day. And quite a week that you've had. And I have to say, that was a real moment. Were you truly surprised when you saw us all walk out there? I really was. And I have some of the names. Oprah Winfrey, robin Roberts, Diane sawyer, maria shriver, Savannah Guthrie, Lara Spencer, Amy robach. Where is Amy? Right here. I didn't mention you. We wouldn't have time for all the women that were there. And you have been hearing from so many people. But I know that you received a special message this week. I did. Can I read it? Please. I just wanted to say I was thinking of you tonight. Tomorrow is a special day. You have impacted this world as very few can. This is a transition towards a new journey. I love you and wanted you to know how proud I am of you. This is the only time I cry. This is from my daughter. Oh. That's lovely. That's absolutely -- Who never wants people to know she's my daughter because she wants to live anonymously. And she does. I know. But she, as we, are so incredibly proud of you. And thankful, and grateful. You have a long day. But you're going to be here all morning long with us. I do. But I have a special tonight. I have to do the special. We're also going to have a
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