May 16, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Seventeen years after she launched the daytime talk show The View, Barbara Walters still cannot actually say the word “goodbye, ” even though she’s retiring.
The veteran broadcaster is stepping away from the camera after a more than 50-year career.
In her final appearance as one of the five permanent hosts of the round-table talk show, Walters said – since she doesn’t know what the future holds, she would say “a bientot” which is French for see you later — instead of “goodbye.”