Barbara Walters reportedly feels ABC has 'ruined' The View

Byline: Sam Berman

Barbara Walters feels that ABC execs have ruined The View, a daytime talk show hosted by women that she co-created in 1997.

A source told Page Six that the legendary journalist thought the show should focus on smart, educated women with strong talent, but instead ABC cast hosts that are "uninformed child actors", which compromises the legacy she hoped the show would have after leaving in 2014.

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In a recent post-election episode intending to reunite old hosts like Meredith Vieira and Star Jones, Walters did not attend. Walters' longtime rep said that Walters was vacationing with her daughter and could not appear.

See photos of Barbara Walters through the years:

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THE VIEW - The View has been celebrating Barbara Walters' unparalleled career all season with The Year of Barbara, a look back at many of her most notable interviews, originally featured on ABCs 20/20.' On WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), attorney Sunny Hostin is the featured guest co-host and joins Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Walters for the hour. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Broadcasting legend Barbara Walters says goodbye to daily television with her final co-host appearance on THE VIEW, airing FRIDAY, MAY 16 (11am-12noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. A surprise appearance from Oprah Winfrey leads to one historic, monumental television event when Winfrey does a landmark roll call of introducing 25 incredible female journalists who were influenced by Barbara Walters. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - 5/15/14 - For the first time in television history, all 11 co-hosts of ABC's 'The View,' present and past, shared the same stage, live, THURSDAY, MAY 15 on ABC to celebrate the shows creator Barbara Walters. Walters is the last remaining co-host of the original panel of five women she helped assemble. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m.- 12 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Barbara Walters says farewell to live daily television with her final co-host appearance on The View, the daytime program she created for ABC airing Friday, May 16, 2014. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m.- 12 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger, journalist/tv personality Barbara Walters and former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg attend A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception Red Carpet at the Four Seasons Restaurant on May 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Journalist/tv personality Barbara Walters attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception Red Carpet at the Four Seasons Restaurant on May 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer attend the 'Barbara Walters Building' ABC News Headquarters Dedication Ceremony on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: (L-R) James Goldston, President ABC News; Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company; Anne Sweeney, Co-chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group; ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer; Barbara Walters; ABC News anchor David Muir, ABC 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts and ABC 'Good Morning America' anchor George Stephanopoulos attend the dedication ceremony as ABC News headquarters in New York is proclaimed 'The Barbara Walters Building' ABC News Headquarters Dedication Ceremony on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Media personality Barbara Walters attends The Guild Hall of East Hampton: Academy Of The Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards at Sotheby's on March 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Barbara Walters attends the 'A Long Way Down' New York Premiere at City Cinemas 123 on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
THE VIEW - Legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters will make her first ever guest appearance on 'The View,' the daytime program she created for ABC, on Friday, June 27, 2014. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
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Waters is said to call the control room multiple times a week to offer her input.

This past year two of the younger hosts on The View, Candace Cameron Bure and Raven-Symone announced that they will be parting ways with the show.

An ABC rep said Walters was fully on board: "There's no better producer than Barbara Walters, and we're always grateful for her notes about the show. The ratings are up, and we're very proud of the team."

See photos from this year on "The View":

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THE VIEW - Naomi Campbell visits 'THE VIEW,' 3/30/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, NAOMI CAMPBELL, RAVEN-SYMONE´, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - The cast of 'Fuller House' visits 'THE VIEW,' 2/26/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS
THE VIEW - 'The View's' Karaoke Contest airs today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The co-hosts sing their favorite hits with surprise guest, Jennifer Holliday while L.A. Reid and Boy George judge. 'THE VIEW' airs 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, BOY GEORGE, L.A. REID
THE VIEW - Jimmy Kimmel (ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!') is the guest on 'The View,' Monday, May 16, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, JOY BEHAR, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JIMMY KIMMEL, PAULA FARIS, SUNNY HOSTIN
THE VIEW - Martina McBride is the guest on 'THE VIEW,' 5/27/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, MICHELLE COLLINS, JOY BEHAR, RAVEN-SYMONE, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau visits 'THE VIEW,' 4/25/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, JOY BEHAR, PADMA LAKSHMI, MICHELLE COLLINS, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau visits 'THE VIEW,' 4/25/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, PAULA FARIS, MICHELLE COLLINS
THE VIEW - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau visits 'THE VIEW,' 4/25/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) PADMA LAKSHMI, MICHELLE COLLINS, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - Guests include John Cena; Joey Lawrence; Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin (ABC's 'Black-ish') airing Wednesday, April 13, 2016 on ABC's 'The View.' 'THE VIEW' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, MICHELLE COLLINS
THE VIEW - 'The View's' Karaoke Contest airs today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The co-hosts sing their favorite hits with surprise guest, Jennifer Holliday while L.A. Reid and Boy George judge. 'THE VIEW' airs 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, VANILLA ICE
THE VIEW - The cast of 'Shark Tank' appears on 'THE VIEW,' (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing Tuesday, 4/12/16 on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, ROBERT HERJAVEC, CONTESTANTS
THE VIEW - Guests include David Hasselhoff and Contributor Stacy London on today's episode of 'THE VIEW,' 3/28/16. 'The View' airs 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, RAVEN-SYMONE´, MICHELLE COLLINS
THE VIEW - The cast of 'Shark Tank' appears on 'THE VIEW,' (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing Tuesday, 4/12/16 on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) ROBERT HERJAVEC, MICHELLE COLLINS, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, BARBARA CORCORAN, MARK CUBAN, JOY BEHAR, LORI GREINER, PAULA FARIS, KEVIN O'LEARY
THE VIEW - Guests include John Cena; Joey Lawrence; Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin (ABC's 'Black-ish') airing Wednesday, April 13, 2016 on ABC's 'The View.' 'THE VIEW' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, MICHELLE COLLINS, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, JOEY LAWRENCE
THE VIEW - John Stamos and Naughty by Nature visit 'THE VIEW,' 3/4/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) JOY BEHAR, MICHELLE COLLINS, SARA HAINES, JOHN STAMOS, RAVEN-SYMONE´, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - Killer Mike, Lori Loughlin and Eva Longoria visit 'THE VIEW,' 2/19/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) JOY BEHAR, MICHELLE COLLINS, EVA LONGORIA, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, SUNNY HOSTIN, PAULA FARIS
THE VIEW - Killer Mike, Lori Loughlin and Eva Longoria visit 'THE VIEW,' 2/19/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE COLLINS, KILLER MIKE
THE VIEW - Barney Frank, former Democratic representative from Massachusetts, is a guest on 'THE VIEW,' 10/23/15 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - The legendary Tony Bennett performs on 'THE VIEW,' 10/23/15 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Coverage of 'THE VIEW,' 10/23/15 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Michael Douglas ('Ant-Man') and Abigail Spencer ('Rectify'; 'True Detective'); senior dogs for adoption with Jill Rappaport airing Friday, July 16, 2015. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG, NICOLLE WALLACE, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, MICHELLE COLLINS, ROSIE PEREZ, RAVEN-SYMONEA
THE VIEW - Comedian/writer Michelle Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the history of 'The View' live this morning, Monday, July 13, 2015. The show welcomed Collins who'll officially start in September when 'The View' returns for Season 19. Collins will make regular appearances until the show breaks for hiatus in August. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Comedian/writer Michelle Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the history of 'The View' live this morning, Monday, July 13, 2015. The show welcomed Collins who'll officially start in September when 'The View' returns for Season 19. Collins will make regular appearances until the show breaks for hiatus in August. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Comedian/writer Michelle Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the history of 'The View' live this morning, Monday, July 13, 2015. The show welcomed Collins who'll officially start in September when 'The View' returns for Season 19. Collins will make regular appearances until the show breaks for hiatus in August. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Michael Douglas ('Ant-Man') and Abigail Spencer ('Rectify'; 'True Detective'); senior dogs for adoption with Jill Rappaport airing Friday, July 16, 2015. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) RAVEN-SYMONEA, ABIGAIL SPENCER, MICHELLE COLLINS, NICOLLE WALLACE
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