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Barbara Walters

Sign of

Retirement

12/14/2012 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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If we take Barbara Walters literally, the interview she just did with President Barack Obama is her last with the Prez, because she'll be retiring soon.

TMZ broke the story in December, 2011 .... Barbara was interviewing Obama at the White House, and during a break, right smack into an open mic, Barbara leaned over to him and said, "I need one more interview with you because I'm retiring next year."

Barbara snagged an exclusive interview with Obama and Michelle, which airs tonight (see photo).  By our count, this is the "one more interview" to which she referred when she spoke into the open mic.

So ... is the 83-year-old broadcast icon hanging up the mic? An ABC news insider dismisses the whole retirement thing, noting Barbara has done 3 live shows on GMA this week, 5 shows on "The View" and interviewed the Prez, adding, "There have been reports for the last 5 years about Barbara retiring.  Believe it when you hear it directly from her."

We thought we just did.

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46.

Kate    

Thank goodness, I for one will be glad to NOT see or hear her again.

573 days ago
47.

sus7637    

Lori sounds like a evil bitter Bitch!!

573 days ago
48.

scandal@ungibungi.com    

We can only hope Babs is retiring.
Please!!!
Just Go!

573 days ago
49.

Barb2    

It's time, bye bye

573 days ago
50.

Donna    

good

573 days ago
51.

vinn    

YESSSSSSS FINALLY....should have happened when she reached 100 years old.

573 days ago
52.

Scott    

YEA........ She and her liberal views and bent on EVERYTHING is finally leaving....YES!

573 days ago
53.

Scott    

Great! Now we don't have to listen to her LIBERAL BENT on EVERYTHING she REPORTS and her STUPID questions.

573 days ago
54.

Linda    

About time. I quit watching the view because of her.

573 days ago
55.

Larry    

Good idea. Walters is getting senial, and pauses frequently to think-out what she has needs to say. Walters is very annoying with her hand jestures that suggests that what Walters is about to say is more important than what you are talking about. Good riddance ! It's time for the final curtain.

573 days ago
56.

Poopsi47    

Thankgod

570 days ago
57.

Texas Cajun    

Anyone who thinks BW is left wing obviously does not watch the show! She and Elizabeth are so far right it is ridiculous! Thank God for Joy ' sherry and Whoopie!

538 days ago
58.

Laura    

I will truly "MISS YOU BARBARA WALTERS"...My favorite showYou were my cup of coffee for the day...

471 days ago
59.

Happy    

Don't do it Barbara. We need you.

470 days ago
60.

gayle    


unless barbara is ill she should not retire, maybe just to on vacation. in the large plan she is still a young
woman and we need her talent in the news
bussiness as women of america.

57 days ago
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