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REPORTBarbara Walters Feels “Poor Casting and Bad Leadership” Has Ruined Legacy of ‘The View’

It seems Barbara Walters isn’t too happy with The View.

“She feels [ABC execs have] ruined the franchise that she and Bill Geddie built. Instead of focusing on smart, educated women with strong talent, they cast uninformed child actors on the show. The legacy has been compromised because of poor casting and bad leadership under ABC News,” a source recently revealed to Page Six.

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Barbara (far right) on The View in March 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Barbara, 87, created The View in 1997 and served as a co-host on the show from Season 1 through 17. She continues to serve as an executive producer on the series.

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Since its premiere nearly 20 years ago, The View has had a plethora of famous co-hosts, most notably Rose O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Meredith Vieira. Two of the show’s current stars, Candace Cameron Bure and Raven-Symoné, both recently announced they are leaving the show.

Click through the gallery below to see all The View co-hosts through the years!