TV Drama!

Inside the Vicious Battles Behind ‘The View’

Hosts reveal reign of terror under Barbara Walters!

Catfights, betrayals, vendettas and tears! 

That was life on The View — which was more a steel cage match than a lady’s coffee klatch, according to a shocking new book.

Legendary newswoman Barbara Walters, now 89, launched the chat show in 1997 — and ran roughshod over a string of co-hosts, including Rosie O’Donnell, Jenny McCarthy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, according to the new book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View, by Ramin Setoodeh.

Click through the gallery above for the shocking details!