Meredith Vieira (left) and Barbara Walters
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"She's an amazing person, and I've never seen anybody with a constitution like hers. She's like a horse. She eats so much – she's like a healthy, gorgeous, incredible woman."
Meredith Vieira, 56, speaking to PEOPLE at Saturday's Disney-ABC Group Summer Press Junket, on the stamina of her former View
co-host Barbara Walters, 80, who is currently recovering
from surgery for a heart valve replacement
– Bethany Powers