Barbara Walters will be retiring from ABC’s “The View” on May 16, 2014. Just after her final appearance on the talk show ABC will air a two-hour special about Barbara at 9/8c titled “ABC: A Barbara Celebration.”
Plus, ABC plans to name the ABC News Headquarters in New York City in her honor!
Here’s what Robert Iger, Chief Executive of The Walt Disney Company, had to say about Barbara’s retirement:
In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters. She’s a dear friend and colleague as well as someone I deeply admire, and it’s impossible to fully convey her impact and influence on television. She broke barriers, defied convention, made history and set the standard for journalistic excellence for more than 50 years. It’s hard to imagine television without her.
We can’t wait to tune in to watch Barbara’s special!