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May 13, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
Let the Barbara Walter's farewell tour begin! Monday's edition of "The View" opened with the show's founder and star fixing the camera with that fearless don't-let-the-strange-absence-of-wrinkles-fool-you-I've-been-on-television-for-50-years gaze and announcing her upcoming retirement. "After all the speculation and rumors last month," she said, "I promised that if I had any announcement about my future plans, you would hear it first, here. " Well, sort of first. On Sunday night, Walters, who is 83, tweeted an announcement of her announcement to her million-plus followers, jolting everyone out of their Mother's Day lull, sparking a flurry of blog posts and late-edition news pieces and guaranteeing a dutifully large audience for Monday's "The View.
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April 23, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stopped by "The View" on Monday and told departing host Barbara Walters that he was declaring May 16 "Barbara Walters Day. " May 16 is Walters' final day on "The View" and her last day as TV personality. The 84-year-old broadcaster is planning to retire when her time on the show she co-created ends. The mayor called Walters a "living legend" for over 50 years. Walters, ever the master of the subtle dig, told De Blasio, "It's very kind. Mayor Bloomberg never did this for me. " PHOTOS: Talk show hosts who didn't make the cut De Blasio replied, "Times are changing.
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January 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Barbara Walters appears to be on the mend and out of the hospital after a rough week that involved the esteemed newswoman taking a spill, cutting her head, developing a fever and, to top it off, getting a rare case of adult chicken pox. According to an update from ABC News, the 83-year-old Walters is finally at home and resting comfortably. Though there's no word on when she'll be making a return to "The View. " Over a week ago, Walters was hospitalized after she fell on the stairs at the home of the British ambassador in Washington, D.C., while attending a pre-inauguration party there.
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April 16, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
All 11 current and former co-hosts will be reunited on "The View" on May 15, the day before Barbara Walters retires after more than five decades in broadcast journalism, ABC announced Wednesday.  Stopping by to bid farewell will be former co-hosts Rosie O'Donnell, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, Meredith Vieira and Lisa Ling. Also present will be the current lineup of Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd. " Barbara Walters' status as a trailblazer, a legend and an icon are undeniable,” said Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment president, in a statement.
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July 15, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Barbara Walters may be on her way to retirement next year, but she can still grab a high-profile interview when she wants to. Her latest big "get" is a sit-down with the parents of George Zimmerman. Walters' interview with Robert and Gladys Zimmerman is set to air Monday night on "World News With Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline," and will air Tuesday on "Good Morning America. " The topics of the interview are expected to include Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the weekend demonstrations that occurred after the verdict and Zimmerman's plans for life after the trial.
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November 20, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Forget Thanksgiving -- it's actually that time of year again. The time when Barbara Walters reveals the bulk of her 10 most fascinating people list, this time for 2012. (No, Nicki Minaj isn't on the roster, despite the rapper's shout-out to "Barbs" at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. But we can dream.) Ben Affleck is perhaps the shiniest Hollywood name so far on the list , which also includes One Direction, gymnast Gabby Douglas and "Family Guy" guy Seth MacFarlane.
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January 20, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Barbara Walters had a slip Saturday night, but her employer says the 83-year-old newswoman will be OK. Walters fell on a staircase while visiting the British ambassador's home in Washington for an inauguration party. She cut her forehead during the tumble. "Out of an abundance of caution, she went to the hospital to have her cut tended to, have a full examination and remains there for observation," an ABC spokesman wrote in a statement. "Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do)
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May 12, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Barbara Walters is saying goodbye to TV journalism. After more than half a century in the industry, the veteran ABC News anchor plans to retire next summer,  an ABC spokesperson confirmed to The Times on Sunday night.  Walters, 83, is set to make it official Monday morning on “The View.” And the network plans to make good use of her while it can.  The legendary TV personality will continue to anchor and report for ABC as well as continue...
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April 7, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will make her last scheduled appearance on "The View" on May 16, ABC announced Monday.  The network will honor Walters' five decades in broadcasting with a week-long celebration. "The View," the daytime talk show she helped create back in 1997, will commemorate her departure beginning May 12. ABC also plans to air a two-hour prime-time special looking back at Walters' career on May 16, and will name ABC News Headquarters in New York City in her honor.
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February 4, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
In the wake of renewed allegations that Woody Allen sexually abused Dylan Farrow when she was a child -- and Allen's subsequent denials of the allegations -- longtime Allen friend Barbara Walters and former Allen girlfriend Stacey Nelkin rose to the director's defense Monday in separate television appearances. On her ABC morning talk show "The View," Walters said of Allen's current relationship with wife Soon-Yi Previn and their two daughters: "I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, as loving and as caring as Woody is and Soon-Yi to these two girls.
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April 7, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will make her last scheduled appearance on "The View" on May 16, ABC announced Monday.  The network will honor Walters' five decades in broadcasting with a week-long celebration. "The View," the daytime talk show she helped create back in 1997, will commemorate her departure beginning May 12. ABC also plans to air a two-hour prime-time special looking back at Walters' career on May 16, and will name ABC News Headquarters in New York City in her honor.
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February 7, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Rosie O'Donnell returned to her old stamping grounds on "The View" on Friday and before her hour was up, the outspoken former moderator got into an awkward moment with Barbara Walters. O'Donnell, who was back on the show for the first time since 2007, was asked near the end of the program if she missed the platform of a daily TV show. O'Donnell said she did miss it, but added that she didn't miss the backlash if she said something people disagreed with or weren't ready to hear, "Your Twitter feed blows up. " O'Donnell added, "People can be very mean online.
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February 4, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
In the wake of renewed allegations that Woody Allen sexually abused Dylan Farrow when she was a child -- and Allen's subsequent denials of the allegations -- longtime Allen friend Barbara Walters and former Allen girlfriend Stacey Nelkin rose to the director's defense Monday in separate television appearances. On her ABC morning talk show "The View," Walters said of Allen's current relationship with wife Soon-Yi Previn and their two daughters: "I have rarely seen a father as sensitive, as loving and as caring as Woody is and Soon-Yi to these two girls.
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December 19, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
It looks like Barbara Walters was fascinating enough to give ABC a ratings win Wednesday night. "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013" drew 8.84-million viewers on average and a rating of 2.1 in the key 18-to-49 demographic, making it the highest-rated telecast of the night on the major networks, according to Nielsen.  Viewership for the retiring news veteran's last "Most Fascinating People" special, which revealed...
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December 16, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Leave it to Barbara Walters to get Miley Cyrus to open up about her ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth. Wait, didn't Ellen DeGeneres already do that ? Yes, but 2013 has the unfortunate moniker of becoming the year of Miley Cyrus. Barb asked Cyrus the really tough question about whether she believed she agreed too quickly to getting engaged to "The Hunger Games" star. It turns out little Miley was afraid of being alone. "I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had this entire year," Cyrus told Walters in her " Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 " interview.
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December 2, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Barbara Walters has announced most of her list of the most fascinating people of 2013, to be examined on her annual "Most Fascinating" special. With Christmas music on the radio and Black Friday in the rear-view mirror, the revealing of "the list" was only a matter of time, right? No. 1, as usual, will be revealed on the Dec. 18 show, which will also reflect on high spots from the first 20 years of the special, turning 21 this year, ABC said Monday. This year's list is heavy on names from the celebrity circuit: Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
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May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Barbara Walters made it official on "The View" on Monday morning: after the summer of 2014, she won't be appearing on TV anymore. During lengthy remarks at the top of Monday's program, Walters addressed the issue, which has been following her for months. Yes, she is retiring next year. But she was quick to clarify: "I'm not walking into the sunset. " She will continue to serve as co-executive producer of "The View," the program she helped launch, and she will return for special occasions.
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August 9, 2013 | By Scott Collins
That's a wrap for Joy Behar, who left ABC's daytime gabfest "The View" on Friday after 16 years. The hourlong farewell included celebrity appearances -- Regis Philbin, Meredith Vieira, Joan Rivers, Alan Alda and others -- as well as a tribute from cohost Barbara Walters, who discovered Behar doing standup at a birthday tribute for Milton Berle. "I have to thank the most important people: My hair and makeup people," Behar joked. "I'll be sexting every one of you in the fall," she told the show's crew.
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July 15, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Barbara Walters may be on her way to retirement next year, but she can still grab a high-profile interview when she wants to. Her latest big "get" is a sit-down with the parents of George Zimmerman. Walters' interview with Robert and Gladys Zimmerman is set to air Monday night on "World News With Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline," and will air Tuesday on "Good Morning America. " The topics of the interview are expected to include Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the weekend demonstrations that occurred after the verdict and Zimmerman's plans for life after the trial.
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