Barbara Walters to retire from TV

April 8, 2014 4:22 PM

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Barbara Walters to retire from TV

More than half a century after entering the TV news biz, Barbara Walters will retire from the tube after a final appearance on ABC's The View on May 16, the network, a unit of Walt Disney Co., announced Monday.

"In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters," Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive of the Walt Disney Co., said in a statement.

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