David Letterman kicks off 14th season of The View, talks heart-to-heart with Barbara Walters and crew

The 14th season of ABC's daytime lady-chatter The View kicked off Tuesday morning, and despite the presence of comedians Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar on the hosting panel, what made the new season premiere more important was that Barbara Walters convinced David Letterman to spend much of the hour as their special guest to welcome Walters back from heart surgery.

In the first two segments, Letterman and Walters discuss their heart surgeries (also available as a Hulu clip), and the ladies get Dave to dish about Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien (not much new here, although Letterman says he'll watch Conan on TBS), his in-his-own-words infamous hosting of the Academy Awards, the Jersey Shore cast (he's not a fan), and how he feels about The Daily Show with Jon Stewart winning Emmy after Emmy (he jokingly suggests wanting "to kill the little bastard!"). Roll the clip!

In the third segment, Letterman talks about getting his son a dog named Sully: "part Yellow Lab, part crime lab"! He also discusses life after heart surgery. Roll the clip.

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