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Barbara Walters retires after 50 years

Barbara Walters retires after 50 years
Posted May 13th, 2013 @ 2:44pm by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– As expected, Barbara Walters today announced the end of a broadcasting career that began during the Truman administration, People reports. "Let me just say I have been on television continuously for over 50 years," Walters said on The View today, adding that she is "perfectly healthy" and this is her decision and she's "very happy" with it. The veteran journalist, who has been at ABC for nearly 40 years and will be 84 this fall, plans to step down from The View next summer, but will stay on as executive producer and will be involved in selecting new co-hosts after Joy Behar leaves the show, according to theHollywood Reporter.

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