Now this is interesting for a few reasons, and we think fans of ABC’s versions of All My Children and One Life to Live, and General Hospital, will in particular like to read this!
On yesterday’s episode of the ABC morning talk show The View, Whoopi Goldberg took to task the ABC Television Network for not including her (a former Oscar winner), Barbara Walters, (who hosted years of Oscar specials), and co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd on the Oscar Red Carpet Show this past Sunday night. ABC’s red carpet team included personalities from their other daytime shows such as Good Morning America and Live with Kelly and Michael, but none of the ladies of The View were asked to be commentators.
Whoopi said, “ABC, it was a shame to walk down that red carpet and see every other ABC daytime show represented — except for Rachael Ray– and we weren’t there. We are the only show — and I hate to ring my own bell, but what the hell — The View is the only show that has an Oscar winner on the panel, and I thought it was a crying shame that we weren’t there.” Then Goldberg added, “Barbara, every year you did a wonderful Oscar coverage and Oscar special, and I’m just saying, ABC, I thought it was a bit of a shame because I saw everybody else there and I didn’t see these women.”
Then, Barbara Walters chimed in her disappointment and the lack of attention ABC has paid to the daytime show citing “We don’t get promos! We’re sort of the stepchildren (of ABC)!”
Watch Whoopi and Barbara taking ABC to task below! Then let us know after hearing Barbara say The View doesn’t get any promos and that they are the stepchildren of the network, doesn’t it remind you of how the network was with their ABC Daytime soap opera line-up when they had three soaps and often little outside promotion? What do you think of Whoopi’s comments about being uninvited to be a correspondent on the ABC Oscar Red Carpet special?