David Letterman, Barbara Walters Compare Heart Surgery Notes on "The View"

David Letterman walks out of The Ed Sullivan Theater during a taping of "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Jan. 17, 2008, in New York. AP Photo/Evan Agostini

David Letterman walks out of The Ed Sullivan Theater during a taping of "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Jan. 17, 2008, in New York.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Barbara Walters and David Letterman compared notes on heart surgery during the "Late Show" host's appearance Tuesday on "The View."

Walters says that she's feeling fine after heart surgery in May and that she has practically no scar.

Pictures: Barbara Walters
Pictures: David Letterman

She got a rousing welcome as she returned to active duty at the ABC show after taking the summer off for recovery.

Adding to the festivities was David Letterman in his first visit. The "Late Show" host had open-heart surgery a decade ago, and he and Walters compared notes. Walters told Letterman that they "are heart to heart."

When the conversation turned to Letterman's flop as host of the Oscars in 1995, he pretended to have chest pains.

He said on the show that he will never host the Academy Awards telecast again if asked, explaining, "I had my shot; I screwed it up."

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