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Barbara Walters

Reportedly Calling It Quits

... in 2014

3/28/2013 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The end is near for Barbara Walters ... 'cause the head chick on "The View" is reportedly saying sayonara to her TV career in 2014.

We know Barbara has been contemplating retirement for a while -- and in 2011, told President Obama she planned to retire in 2012.

A honcho at ABC News told TMZ at the time that Barbara has joked about retiring every year since the Clinton Administration ... but now, it seems the legendary newswoman may finally be serious about it.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Walters will make the official announcement in the coming weeks ... with her last broadcast taking place in May, 2014.

We reached out to Barbara's people for comment -- so far, no word back.

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31.

Veronica    

I thought she would turn to dust on the view and they would BLOW her off stage !Thank goodness she decided to walk out of the studio on her own......I was worried!!!!

538 days ago
32.

soulofanangel    

THE VIEW = old hags, nags, cross talk.
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The most "interesting" thing on THE VIEW?.......waiting to see who " lost the coin toss" and has to DRAG OUT old BARBARA WALTERS on stage.
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For everything there is a season.......... and BARBARA WALTERS last season should have been Season 10!
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When they "parade" on set it's like watching the passengers BOARD THE TITANIC!
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538 days ago
33.

dee    

I hope she takes annoying Elisabeth with her!

538 days ago
34.

watcher1    

ITS ABOUT TIME!!!! PLEASE, PUT US OUT OF OUR MISERY AND GET RID OF THIS DINOSAUR.

538 days ago
35.

Surfer Gal    

Always thought she should have quit when her longtime work partner Hugh Downs retired.

538 days ago
36.

Cami    

Thank you Jesus!

538 days ago
37.

EasilyHard    

Wheely?

538 days ago
38.

What You Really Want To See    

TMZ should hire Babwa. She could lower her journalistic standards and raise TMZs at he same time. All jokes aside, TMZ 'reaching out' to anyone is a joke...

538 days ago
39.

Vote2012    

Goodbye...not going to miss her, in my opinion she peaked back in the 70s and has been on a downward decline ever since. We all know she is a big time liberal and usually slanted all her interviews in that manner.

538 days ago
40.

ronlee    

I agree...she is 83, time to hang it up Barbara

538 days ago
41.

U.S. Anti-Drug Think Tank     

My dear Babwa Wawa: 1. This is not about the love child you and I conceived together, long ago in that moment of hot passion. You insisted family court settle the litigation by "stare decisis." 2. You will be flattered to hear, I'm sure, that you make my Pa drool more than anybody else. It used to be Julia Child; Pa said she had the most desirable and delectable derrière on TV. When she croaked, Pa had a stroke, those were the last words he spoke. Now, he just drools. 3. The more he likes somebody, the more he drools. Nobody makes him foam at the mouth like you. Martha Stewart runs a close second, but her rear end is just too big. Too much of a good thang, if ya know what I main. Kisses.

538 days ago
42.

Emilio    

She's 110...its about time...

538 days ago
43.

JrzGrl    

Why is it that in this country ppl don't respect/revere their elders? To insult and call names somebody who has accomplished so much for so long is really unfortunate. She's earned the respect of US Presidents, Kings, Queens, Shahs, Prime Ministers and celebs alike. Her reputation speaks for itself. She'always beens a gracious lady. I wonder about the accomplishments of those who hide behind their computers and insult this incredibly accomplished older woman?

538 days ago
44.

"Carlton"    

It's about time, old geezer!

537 days ago
45.

Goosemon2013    

Grim reaper is ready for you now!

537 days ago
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