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Barbara Walters Will Retire, Eventually

TV Personality Barbara Walters attends Barneys New York And Disney Electric Holiday Window Unveiling Hosted By Sarah Jessica Parker, Bob Iger, And Mark Lee on November 14, 2012 in New York City.

TV legend Barbara Walters has started considering her retirement plans, the New York Times reports, with an eye toward May 2014. That distant date means "the following year will include a number of specials and retrospectives of Ms. Walters's long career in television on her network, ABC," and a lot more couch-time before the women of The View have to adjust to a new matriarch.

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