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Barbara Walters of 'The View" to Announce Retirement

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by Jon Friedman
May 12, 2013 10:29 PM
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A trailblazing TV journalist

Barbara Walters, the iconic ABC News journalist, will announce her retirement on her daily program "The View" on Monday morning, many news outlets are reporting. 

Walters will reportedly exit in May 2014.

“It’s time,” the Times quoted Walters as saying.. 

“I keep thinking of the line from ‘Cabaret,’ ” Walters told the Times “ ‘When I go, I’m going like Chelsea.’ When I go there is not going to be any, ‘Please can I have another appearance?’ I don’t want to do any more interviews. I don’t want to do any other programs. I’m not joining CNN. This is it.”

This will mark the end of one of the most trailblazing careers in TV journalism history 

Walters, with her strong interviewing skills and highly professional manner, set a high standard for other ambitious women to follow.


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