Barbara Walters and David Letterman were talking about Monica Lewinsky on the set of Late Night Show, when it got revealed that the latter was once considered as a potential host on the US chat show, The View.
The show's creator Barbara Walters whined that the former White House intern whose affair with President Bill Clinton threatened to destroy the reputation of the president on Wednesday.
The 84-year-old television journalist confessed that she had recently a conversation with Lewinsky after hitting the headlines again with a new Vanity Fair interview. Walters has hinted that Lewinsky might become the host for the all-woman daytime talk show.
Walters was the one that interviewed Lewinsky after the revelation of her affair with Bill Clinton in 1999. Walter then revealed that up to now, Lewinsky hasn’t been able to put her past besides her. Letterman felt sorry for her as he was one of those that were humiliating Lewinsky for so many years.
The whole world has move on. President Clinton has forgotten his past and so is his then wife Hilary, Clinton, who is looking to run for the president next election. But Lewinsky would still blame herself for what happened then.
Walters then suggested that they should talk about something else and so Letterman open up the whole concept of her retiring. Both of them are retiring so it would be a big blow to the industry if they would be gone. Reports claimed that comedian Stephen Colbert is the one that is set up to replace Letterman.
Letterman then paid tribute to Walters for being the first woman that becomes a newscaster. Back then, only guys were allowed to talk about news. Walters become the grandmother of women newscasters.
Wearing a bright red suit and red heels, Walters managed a little dance as she walked on to the set and said: 'Thank you.'
'You are so nice. I know you're not always nice but to me you're always nice,' she told Letterman, who this week appeared on The View.
She also mentioned her story with 'John Wayne', whom she revealed never want her alongside him.
'He didn't want a woman. He felt that made him smaller,' she said.
He was disappointed during that time, but someone spoke to her that made her want to continue.
The man said: 'Don't let the bastards get you down' and it was signed John Wayne,' she said. 'I felt the cavalry was coming. It was wonderful.'