Queen Babs has filled one of the vacancies at The View roundtable, hiring Whoopi Goldberg. From the ABC press release:
Barbara Walters, creator/executive producer and co-host of ABCâ€™s â€œThe
View,â€ officially announced today, live on â€œThe View,â€ that Whoopi Goldberg has
been named moderator of her EmmyÂ® Award-winning morning talk and entertainment
show. Since the showâ€™s inception, Ms. Goldberg has made thirteen guest
appearances and has been a guest co-host fourteen times. She will debut on â€œThe
Viewâ€ on September 4 (11:00 a.m.â€“12:00 noon, ET), the start of the showâ€™s
Two thoughts. 1. I love that official phrasing–“has been named moderator”–as if the unfilled Vieira seat is the Chief Justice position on the Supreme Court. 2. Makes perfect sense to me. Another politically-minded female comedian known for being tactically outrageous, perhaps not quite at the peak of her career and so not as likely to bolt in a year or so. Rosie lovers and Rosie haters, what say you?