Today was a banner day on The View, as one of the original co-hosts, Meredith Vieira, joined the panel to talk about the possibility of returning to morning television, as well as her new media ventures since leaving her co-anchor position at The Today Show. She entered the set to wild applause from the audience, and all of the co-hosts looked thrilled to see her.
Most of the segment was devoted to catching up on Vieira’s life, including her three college-aged kids, but the panel had some questions for her about a possible return to the morning show. Vieira will be reporting on the summer Olympics and the Queen’s jubilee this summer, giving rise to rumors that she might be asked to return to NBC. She dispatched them quickly, though, saying that she definitely hasn’t been asked back.
You might realize that she didn’t say she wouldn’t ever go back, just that she hasn’t been asked, but it does look like she won’t return permanently for the time being. After all, as she pointed out, The Today Show gets great ratings and has been doing just fine since she left — especially, Joy Behar added, “Those two boozehouds Hoda and Kathie Lee!”
You can see the clip here via ABC:
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