I'm about 85% sure this isn't an April Fool's joke, but only because she can't be a worse addition to The View lineup of shrieking harpies than Rosie O'Donnell.
Barbara Walters understands that, since people have moved on to binge-watching serial Internet television programs and cable news while the work from home and/or wait patiently for their monthly Social Security checks, her now-ancient daily chat show is in need of a serious makeover. Producers thought, perhaps of replacing O'Donnell with a bevy of uncontrollable, screaming wildlife, but were apparently made aware that most viewers would not know the difference, and so Barbara Walters had to come up with a new idea on how to revamp her flagging program.
America, it seems, has a fever. And the only prescription is more leftovers from the 1990s.