7 April 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated, 8:30 Am: Barbara Walters got a standing ovation on The View this morning as she announced she will make her final regular appearance on the show Friday, May 16. ”Many of you have had to put up with me since your childhood — and, you’re not free of me yet, because I am not leaving television entirely,” Walters warned. “I will continue  in my role as exec producer of The View…which means I can continue to watch [exec producer] Bill Geddie, with whom I have worked for more than 25 years, get older and balder… as I get blonder.” Related: Barbara Walters Poised To Announce Retirement “How does it make you feel to know every show pretty much that is on the air is The View?” co-host Sherri Shepherd gushed,  rhetorically. “The fact you’ve got two black women on the show — you never see two black women [on a TV program],” Shepherd added. “You have »

- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist

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