Final appearance on ‘The View’ set for May 16 for Barbara Walters

By on April 8, 2014


 

Barbara Walters in 2011. (Wikipedia photo)
Barbara Walters in 2011. (Wikipedia photo)

 


NEW YORK – Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on “The View” on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.

Later that night, ABC will air a two-hour prime-time special on her career. Walters, who is 84, began in television in 1961 and became the medium’s best-known interviewer. She announced last year that she will retire from regular TV appearances.

Walters will remain involved behind the scenes as an executive producer at “The View,” the daytime talk show she invented.

ABC said Monday that Walters will also be a lifelong member of the ABC News team, and will make special appearances as news warrants.

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