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Legendary jounralist Barbara Walters will sign off as long-time host of the ABC morning chatfest The View on Friday, May 16th. While the network has not yet revealed who will fill her coveted seat on the show, Walters herself dropped some hints on her appearance on last night's Late Show with David Letterman.
Walters cryptically hinted that some type of offer was made to Lewinsky, famously known as former Bill Clinton's paramour. "Now what about this," began Letterman during the interview. "Would you ever have considered putting her on 'The View?'"
"I won't tell you what we have done, but it would have been possible," responded Walters. "I don't think that's what she wanted."
"Permanently on the 'The View' or one day on 'The View?'" Walters inquired. "How about a test," quipped "Bring Monica in for a week and just see how it goes. And then maybe you bring her back"
"I can't talk," Walters began, "I think it would great if she were on 'The View. I wouldn't expect it tomorrow."
Stay tuned as more details unfold!
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