Barbara Walters is usually the one asking people the tough questions, so it’s always a treat when the tables are turned. This week, the Los Angeles Times grilled the broadcast journalist on a few hot topics, including a comment she made last week on The View about co-host Whoopi Goldberg‘s sexuality :
If you missed the episode, you can watch it here:
Babs didn’t say what prompted her to make that joke, so I can only assume she means she’s playing off everyone else’s ideas that Goldberg has a speculative sexuality. Still, it was kind of an awkward moment on that episode.
When asked about former host Rosie O’Donnell, who famously exited the show in an abrupt and highly publicized fashion, Walters spoke positively, despite the press having detailed heated altercations between the two in the recent past:
The interview ends with the Times pointing out that Walters is 79-years-old (wow, really?) and asking if she has any plans to “slow down.” Her answer:
It looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Barbara Walters. Seventy-nine is the new 25.