Barbara Walters Every Newswoman EVER Shows Up For Her Last Day

5/16/2014 9:08 AM PDT

Oprah Winfrey
didn't show up solo for Barbara Walters' last day on "The View" ... she brought nearly every newswoman on the planet with her ... to celebrate Babwa's retirement.

It was a fitting sendoff for the woman who paved the way for all women in news. The list -- which is uber long -- includes Jane Pauley, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Connie Chung, Robin Roberts, Maria Shriver, Kathie Lee Gifford ... you get the idea. 

Walters seemed truly humbled by the show of love, but less so when she spoke, exclaiming, "This is my legacy."

Can't argue with her there.