April 21, 2014 9:12am PT by Hilary Lewis
Bill de Blasio Proclaims May 16 Barbara Walters Day
Barbara Walters' final appearance as co-host of The View will now occur on her own day.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has proclaimed May 16, the day Walters is set to make her last appearance as co-host on the ABC daytime show, as Barbara Walters Day.
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Appearing on Monday's edition of the show alongside wife Chirlane McCray, de Blasio presented the proclamation to Walters before the couple was interviewed by the show's panelists.
Walters then received a standing ovation from her co-hosts and the audience as she motioned for them to sit down.
The View is planning a weeklong farewell to Walters, with all the past and present co-hosts set to stop by on May 15. As part of Walters' retirement ceremonies, ABC News' broadcast headquarters in New York will also be named the Barbara Walters Building.