When Barbara Walters launched The View almost 20 years ago, she envisioned a panel of well-spoken, talented women from different generations and backgrounds who could share their, well, views on politics, current events, social issues, and pop culture.
Now, according to , Walters allegedly fears that the show will only be remembered for its "petty backstage bickering and revolving door of talent."
Last week, co-host Candace Cameron Bure told viewers that she is leaving, an announcement that came just one month after former co-host, Raven-Symoné, also announced .
Walters "feels they've 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 told Page Six.
However, reps for both ABC and Walters herself deny the rumors, claiming the television veteran has an excellent relationship with the show. "There's no better producer than Barbara Walters, and we're always grateful for her notes about the show. The ratings are up, and we're very proud of the team," the ABC rep told reporters.