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Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit

Barbara Walters Announces The Date Of Her Retirement From Television

NEW YORK (AP) - Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.

Later that night, ABC will air a two-hour prime-time special on her career. Walters, who is 84, began in television in 1961 and became the medium's best-known interviewer. She announced last year that she will retire from regular TV appearances.

Walters will remain involved behind the scenes as an executive producer at "The View," the daytime talk show she invented.

"That way, I can keep my eye on all of you," she said on Monday's show, with a glance at her fellow panelists, as well as watch her longtime producer Bill Geddie "get older and balder - as I get blonder."

Walters will be a lifelong member of the ABC News team, and she will make special appearances as news warrants.

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rbrickroom April 07 2014 at 6:51 PM

What will the world's biggest, most blatant, sycophant do then?

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gargore3 April 07 2014 at 5:28 PM

She can't leave too soon!! I never watch her show, she is too far left for me.

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samsdog212 April 07 2014 at 6:50 PM

As Willie Wonka said to Mike TeeVee, "No. Stop. Don't." :::yawn:::

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Spider April 07 2014 at 7:04 PM

I would like to see whoopi gone and oprah -two big rascists but its okay because they are black

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Kenny April 07 2014 at 12:18 PM

I personally will miss her as her life experiences have been enlightening for me. I tend to agree with her comments most of the time, but not always.I do believe that she wants to make room for the younger generation. But many of us senior citizens take pride in her longevity in her business. Congrats Barbara!

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marcia_myers April 07 2014 at 5:45 PM

As the song goes, "Thank God and Greyhound she's gone"

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DARRYLL April 07 2014 at 6:06 PM

The sooner the better, she long ago lost her unbiased fact finding versus sensational journalism skills. It is now all about controversy and slamming anyone that is not far left in their views.

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pjoe184 April 07 2014 at 6:59 PM

To make the show tolerable can you take Whoopi with you

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heeg23 April 07 2014 at 12:35 PM

Can't wait.

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YourFtr April 07 2014 at 12:35 PM

The View would make some sense if it had an even division between Liberals and Conservatives;
but being configured mainly for Liberals;
the program is a waste of time even for them...........
Confucius say..."Your enemy sometimes gives you good advice, by mistake"!

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