- The Washington Times - Monday, April 21, 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has proclaimed May 16 as “Barbara Walters Day,” in honor of the TV host’s last appearance on ABC’s “The View.”

The mayor presented a formal New York City proclamation to Ms. Walters on Monday’s show alongside his wife, Chirlane McCray.

“I have to tell you, for over 50 years, Barbara, you have been a living legend in this town,” he said. “You have done so much for this city.”

“I didn’t expect this,” Ms. Walters joked. “Mayor [Michael] Bloomberg never did this for me!”

“Times are changing,” Mr. de Blasio replied.

“The View” is planning a weeklong farewell to Ms. Walters during that week, and the ABC News headquarters in New York City will be named in her honor.

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