“The View” To Celebrate Barbara Walters When The View returns from its holiday hiatus, they will pay tribute to the show’s creator, the late Barbara Walters. Barbara Walters created the show in 1997 and served as one of the original hosts with Star Jones, Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, and Debbie Matenopoulus. She retired from the show in 2014. Catch The View and their tribute to Barbara Walters on Tuesday at 11 a.m. What has been your favorite panel on The View? What’s your most memorable Barbara Walters interview?