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Joy Behar

'The View' tries to right the ship

Close your eyes and it felt like old times one morning last week on "The View." Joy Behar's sharp tongue was at work, warning presidential candidate Donald Trump to show more heart to women and teasing him about whether he was a Democrat or Republican.

Open your eyes and it's clearly 2015.

Who are those women surrounding Behar on the stage? There's Whoopi Goldberg — her, we know. But Michelle Collins? Paula Faris? Candace Cameron Bure? Raven-Symone? Forgive Behar if she wishes for nametags.

These are tough times at the show Barbara Walters invented to great success two decades ago, with viewers being asked to accept a second jarring makeover in 12...