I was home yesterday and saw the show. Bawa announced that after this year, she will no longer be doing the one-hour special with interviews of Academy Award nominees that is shown around Oscar time. Apparently after 26 years, she feels like she has explored that format enough.
At the end of the announcement, there was a few moments of silence before the ladies started telling her what a great job she has done with it over the years. I quit watching it maybe 10 years ago because I find Bawa too annoying for words.
Bawa did emphasize that she will continue her appearances on the View. I'm very disappointed. She should have stepped down long ago and given someone else a chance.