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Barbara Walters announces retirement date (Over 50 Years in the business)
Entertainment Week ^ | 04/07/2013 | Michael Idato

Posted on 04/07/2014 5:56:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

ABC announced Monday that Barbara Walters’s final day co-hosting The View will be Friday, May 16. That same night, ABC will air a two-hour special at 9:00 p.m. ET highlighting her life and career. Walters announced last May that the 2013-2014 season would be her last on the daytime talk show she created in 1997.

“In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive of The Walt Disney Company in a statement. “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.”

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TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abcdisneynews; babawawa; barbarawalters; howtogetahead; retirement; theshrew

1 posted on 04/07/2014 5:56:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And she looks like she has been in for every one of them


2 posted on 04/07/2014 5:56:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

So will she retire to Cuba to be with the love of her life, Fidel?


3 posted on 04/07/2014 5:57:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
.... RETIRED ???

memorial mummy...

4 posted on 04/07/2014 5:57:13 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: al baby

She is 84 this year. She should have retired 10 years ago....


5 posted on 04/07/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

6 posted on 04/07/2014 5:58:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (I Laugh U!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good riddance to the moonbat.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 5:58:47 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, it looks like Edward William Brooke III is still kicking too...


8 posted on 04/07/2014 5:58:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

And yet Gilda is no longer with us, life isn't fair.

9 posted on 04/07/2014 6:00:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

While married herself, Barbara Walters had a multi-year affair with a married African-American US Senator from Massachusettes, Edward Brooke.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 6:00:46 PM PDT by research99
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To: dfwgator

SNL used to be extwwemmwy fwunny.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 6:01:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

Vile woman.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 6:02:15 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: research99

While married herself, Barbara Walters had a multi-year affair with a married African-American US Senator from Massachusettes, Edward Brooke.


Yep. She’s a dirtbag.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 6:03:19 PM PDT by boycott
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d be lying if I said I would miss her.

I won’t. Had it been my choice, she’d have been gone from the liberal celebrity “journalist” ranks a long time ago.

She’s not a real journalist, I don’t know if she ever was.


14 posted on 04/07/2014 6:03:34 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: SeekAndFind

The momentous item is that BaBa WaWa lasted 50 minutes.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 6:04:03 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Isn’t she in the Guinness book of World Records under “World’s Slowest Softball Pitch”?


16 posted on 04/07/2014 6:06:01 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: boycott

That’s not the worst: She was a “beard” for the even more despicable Roy Cohn.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 6:06:32 PM PDT by research99
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To: SeekAndFind

Better late than never.

I won’t miss BaBa or Lettermutt one little bit.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 6:07:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dfwgator


Here she is, interviewing the Presidents...
19 posted on 04/07/2014 6:08:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Note to self: schedule that root canal on May 16th, so that I may spend the night in the company of opiates, and not Baba.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 6:10:13 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Isn’t she in the Guinness book of World Records under “World’s Slowest Softball Pitch”?

No doubt. Some of her fawning "interviews" with libs were just pathetic. Painful to watch. Amazing she never had a shred of embarrassment when doing it. Says a lot.

21 posted on 04/07/2014 6:10:44 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: al baby

LOL


22 posted on 04/07/2014 6:15:41 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad she didn’t quit when she was still relevant.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 6:19:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Heck I haven’t been able to stomach more than 10 seconds of her for 25 years.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 6:20:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Over 50 years of lying both to the viewer and prone to get ahead.


25 posted on 04/07/2014 6:28:06 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: SeekAndFind

She is now going to devote herself full time to her local coven.


26 posted on 04/07/2014 6:31:00 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember when she replaced J. Fred Muggs on the Today show. That was a real risk for the show.


27 posted on 04/07/2014 6:36:49 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

It will probably have the worst ratings ever.


28 posted on 04/07/2014 6:56:18 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Revolting cat!

Time to buy a new mattress!


29 posted on 04/07/2014 7:16:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise
Time to buy a new mattress!


30 posted on 04/07/2014 7:17:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

How many times is she going to retire?

Just go away, Babawawa.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 7:26:26 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Sometimes she crossed the line though.

I remember when she interviewed Paul Newman.

She brought up the subject of Newman's (recently deceased) son.

Newman shot her a look that could kill.

"I thought we agreed to not talk about that!"

"Sowwy."

32 posted on 04/07/2014 7:33:12 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“This is Baba WaWa from the Free Meow Iwand Nuqueer Fawciwity and the Pwesident is Weewee Warge! “

Gilda Radner playing Barbara Walters on SNL


33 posted on 04/07/2014 7:38:59 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought she retired back in the 1990’s sometime. Of well.


34 posted on 04/07/2014 7:39:40 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: dfwgator

bttt


35 posted on 04/07/2014 8:02:36 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dfwgator

bttt


36 posted on 04/07/2014 8:02:37 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: lone star annie

Ha Ha, The Pepsi Syndrome

Dr. Edna Casey: It means, Mrs. Carter, your husband, President Carter, has become [ camera zooms in on Dr. Edna Casey ] The amazing colossal president.

Rosalyn Carter: Well how big is he?

Dr. Edna Casey: Well Mrs. Carter, it’s difficult to comprehend just how big he is but to give you some idea, we’ve asked comedian Rodney Dangerfield to come along today to help explain it to you. Rodney?

[ Rodney Dangerfield enters ]

Rodney Dangerfield: How do you do, how are you?

Ross Denton: Rodney, can you please tell us, how big is the president?

Rodney Dangerfield: Oh, he’s a big guy, I’ll tell you that, he’s a big guy. I tell you he’s so big, I saw him sitting in the George Washington bridge dangling his feet in the water! He’s a big guy!

Rosalyn Carter: Oh my God! Jimmy! Oh God!

Rodney Dangerfield: Oh, he’s big, I’ll tell you that, boy. He’s so big that when two girls make love to him at the same time, they never meet each other! He’s a big guy, I’ll tell you!

Rosalyn Carter: Oh no! Oh Jimmy! My Jimmy!

Rodney Dangerfield: I don’t want to upset you lady, he’s big, you know what I mean? Why he could have an affair with the Lincoln Tunnel! I mean, he’s really high! He’s big, I’ll tell you! He’s a big guy!

Rosalyn Carter: No! No! No!

Ross Denton: Rodney, thank you very much. You can go.

Rodney Dangerfield: It’s my pleasure. He’s way up there, lady! you know what I mean? [ goes off, leaving Rosalyn Carter very upset ]


37 posted on 04/07/2014 8:07:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s still alive? I think the last time I saw this catalyst for entropy was 20 years ago.


38 posted on 04/07/2014 8:27:27 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: SeekAndFind
My defining memory of Baba Wawa was ~1979 during the "Son of Sam" killings in NYC. If I remember correctly whichever network she was working for at the time promoted her to a co-anchor with some white dude - the dude wasn't happy about it and many of us weren't either. Anyway, the police had just arrested the killer. Baba Wawa arrived at the front door of the precinct station where the killer was being held and heard an officer delivering a press briefing. She stuck her microphone in his face and asked, "What was the expression on his face when he was arrested." The officer was so startled by the inaneness of the question he just stammered and looked at her like she had just stepped off a flying saucer.
39 posted on 04/07/2014 8:29:33 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: SeekAndFind

And never told the truth, not one time.


40 posted on 04/07/2014 8:31:32 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SeekAndFind


41 posted on 04/07/2014 8:33:32 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Obama Socialized Health Insurance Tax ( O S H I T ))
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To: SeekAndFind

42 posted on 04/07/2014 8:50:10 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: SeekAndFind
50 yrs too late! She's incredibley stupid.
43 posted on 04/07/2014 9:18:11 PM PDT by ohiobushman ( If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Personally, I see her as a sell out govt. approved liberal. Professionally, I readily admit I’m impressed with her longevity of career and a Chameleon like ability to adapt in ways that suit the moment. I hope to be one tenth as activated and on the ball mentally if I make it to 84.


44 posted on 04/07/2014 9:23:19 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: SeekAndFind

Is she going to be buried in Red Square?


45 posted on 04/07/2014 9:26:01 PM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 order here: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s nothing more than a high-paid slut.


46 posted on 04/07/2014 9:30:28 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeekAndFind

John Simon wrote an essay on Barbara Walters about 35 years ago, that started: “Barbara Walters—the face, the personality, and the mind, in descending order of conspicuousness...”

I can’t remember the rest of the sentence.


47 posted on 04/08/2014 12:15:55 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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