WHOOPI Goldberg has revealed that one of The View’s producers is leaving as of Thursday’s episode.
Near the end of the show as Whoopi welcomed viewers back, she held up a notecard to a producer off-screen.
“Is this this?” she asked, wondering if a specific segment was occurring.
“Ohh, yeah,” she said, looking down at the notecard.
She sighed as she said the producer’s name: Rob Bruce Baron.
“Rob is retiring today after 40 years in television. Rob has been with The View since Day 1, 26 seasons.”
Rob looked tearful as he looked over to the panelists.
He looked proud but sad to be leaving the show he had been working with for so long.
Joy Behar added that it looked like Whoopi was going to cry.
“Don’t leave!” Whoopi called out to Rob.
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The View hosts and Rob shared some heartfelt appreciation for their producer’s hard work over the years
Finally, it was time for the show — and Rob’s illustrious career — to come to an end.
The audience clapped hard for Rob and The View for having worked together so long.
Meanwhile, Whoopi scolded the live audience for booing during a chaotic moment on air.
Whoopi, 67, took control of the crowd after they expressed their displeasure about a guest’s opinion on a political topic.
It all started on Thursday morning’s show when the panel sat down with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu.
The conversation started off civil as the ladies swapped their opinions with the politician about gun laws and safety.
However, things turned a bit hectic when the Governor explained how he plans to protect the public from mass shootings.
“I have the safest state in the country. The validity, the merits of the law are based on the results against. I have the safest state in the country, so why are we having the mass shootings?”
It’s not because people have access to guns. It’s because we’re not dealing with mental health. We don’t provide access for mental health with kids. When people are in crisis, they have nowhere to turn. They resort to violence. We don’t do the right things in terms of locking down our schools and protecting,” he claimed.
Whoopi challenged her guest by asking: “Why are you holding on to this one gun? What is it about this one gun?”
The audience clapped in agreeance with the moderator before her co-host, Joy Behar, 80, chimed in.
“The automatic rifle. They killed a bunch of children who were just going to school. That gun!” Joy said, slamming her hand on the table.
“Again, if it was that easy, the Democrats would’ve done it. They didn’t do it because they know that’s not the change -” the Governor started to explain before Joy cut him off.
“Forget about the Democrats right now. What are you going to do?” the host snapped.
The Governor then clarified his viewpoint, saying: “No, I’m not banning any guns. I’m gonna provide access to mental health. We’re gonna get at the core of the issue, which is what spurs a lot of the violence.”
But his response wasn’t well-received by the studio audience, who booed him from their seats.
Whoopi immediately shut down the noise and repeatedly hollered, “No,” at the crowd for their reaction.
“Stop booing! We need to talk to people to find out what they’re thinking and are they thinking the right way. He’s not gonna be perfect; none of them are. But at least give people the opportunity to say what’s going on,” she said, defending her guest.
As the room went silent, the host cut to a commercial break.