The View’s past and present co-hosts are paying tribute to Bill Geddie, who co-created the programme and passed away on Thursday at the age of 68.
On the ABC talk show’s episode airing on Monday, Whoopi Goldberg praised Geddie and the late Barbara Walters for doing something novel on television. Geddie worked as the program’s executive producer for 17 seasons.
“He and Barbara met while working at GMA in New York, where they were a team for 27 years before deciding to do something else, you know Bill.” Goldberg shared, aged 67. “And thanks to Barbara’s original action, that is how we all ended there at the table. And they refer to it as The View.
Geddie “could be crabby,” she continued, “but he was fair and he was funny.”
Sherri Shepherd, who co-hosted the ABC talk show from 2007 to 2014, joined the discussion panel. She said that Geddie “absolutely changed my life” because, in 2007, when he asked me to appear, I was a newly divorced single mother. comedian on stage. had no knowledge of politics. He also thought that I would appeal to people in some way.
After making a mistake on-air and implying she didn’t know whether the Earth was round or flat, she recalled a chat she had with Geddie during her early days on the talk show.
She said, “Geddie could be crabby, but he was fair and he was funny.”
The discussion group included Sherri Shepherd, who co-hosted the ABC talk show from 2007 to 2014. She claimed that Geddie “absolutely changed my life” because I was a recently divorced single mother when he asked me to appear in 2007. a stand-up comedian. had no political knowledge. He also believed that I would somehow be appealing to others.
She remembered a conversation she had with Geddie during her early days on the talk show after making a mistake on-air and hinting she didn’t know if the Earth was round or flat.
Nearly every week, he texted me advice, and whenever something nice happened, I would phone him and say, “Bill! Bill!” He was also my undisputed champion. He was also a friend. He also assisted me in finding my voice, she said.