Barbara Walters Will Retire, Eventually

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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.