Students from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville sang a song with special meaning for famous alum Barbara Walters as part of the legendary newswoman’s retirement celebration on ABC’s ‘The View’ Thursday. But we’re not talking about the Sarah Lawrence Chamber Choir. And that special song? Let’s just say you can put away your Kleenex for this one.
If you’re a longtime fan of ‘The View,’ you know Barbara loves talking about the Bronxville school where she earned her degree in 1954 — and she gets a chuckle every time she mentions on the show that her dormitory was named Titsworth. (Oh, Barbara!) Well, a group of students who currently live in the dorm paid a surprise visit during Thursday’s episode to sing the Titsworth song, which Barbara has sung several times on the show herself. (Remember, this clip?)
The lyrics include:
“My girl’s from Titsworth,
she’s really down to earth.
You get your money’s worth
from progressive education!”
Barbara seemed delighted and joined in. Producers also played a montage of clips to illustrate just how many times Barbara has mentioned her alma mater on the show: a lot.
To top off the Sarah Lawrence surprises, Barbara was reunited with her college roommate Joan H. Marks, now a leader in the field of human genetics.
“I remember one day when Barbara went to see the president of the college to tell him that she wasn’t learning enough and she wasn’t happy,” Barbara’s former roomie recalled. “And the president said to her ‘Remember Barbara, you spend most of your time in the drama department.’”
Barbara has stayed involved with the college over the years. An exhibition gallery on campus is named after the icon, who donated $1 million to the school in 2002.
Barbara’s final appearance as cohost of ‘The View’ will air Friday, May 16. Thursday’s episode was also one DVR-worthy because she welcomed back all of the show’s former cohosts, including former Nyack resident Rosie O’Donnell and Irvington’s Meredith Vieira.
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