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This picture released by ABC shows ABC News newscaster Barbara Walters announcing on her show "The View"  in New York on May 13, 2013 that she will retire from TV journalism in the summer of 2014. Walters, 83, who in 1976 became the first woman to anchor one of the daily network television news shows, began her career in TV journalism in 1961 at NBC's morning news and entertainment program "The Today Show." Fifteen years later she moved to rival ABC to co-host the influential "Evening News," a first for a female journalist. In recent years Walters has been best known for her role co-hosting "The View," an informal daytime talk show she created in 1997. The show features a panel of women discussing issues of the day, and has been a must-visit stop for US presidential candidates.
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( LOU ROCCO / AFP/Getty Images / May 13, 2013 )

This picture released by ABC shows ABC News newscaster Barbara Walters announcing on her show "The View" in New York on May 13, 2013 that she will retire from TV journalism in the summer of 2014. Walters, 83, who in 1976 became the first woman to anchor one of the daily network television news shows, began her career in TV journalism in 1961 at NBC's morning news and entertainment program "The Today Show." Fifteen years later she moved to rival ABC to co-host the influential "Evening News," a first for a female journalist. In recent years Walters has been best known for her role co-hosting "The View," an informal daytime talk show she created in 1997. The show features a panel of women discussing issues of the day, and has been a must-visit stop for US presidential candidates.

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