The show's creator and longtime co-host Barbara Walters is leaving Friday

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What a view!

For the first time ever, all of the women who have hosted The View over its nearly 17 years on air came together in honor of the show’s creator, Barbara Walters.

The daytime talkfest has seen 11 ladies behind its iconic coffee table. And on Thursday’s episode, current co-hosts Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd welcomed those who came before them: Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, Joy Behar, Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O’Donnell.

The special gathering is part of a weeklong farewell tribute to Walters, 84, who will retire Friday (though she’ll still executive-produce the program).

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