Barbara Walters to announce impending retirement on 'The View': 'It's time'

Barbara Walters has finally admitted that she will announce, definitively, her plans to retire in 2014 on the Monday (May 13) episode of ABC's "The View." Walters revealed her plans to the New York Times, telling the publication, "It's time.""I keep thinking of that line from 'Cabaret,'" Walters says. "'When I go, I'm going like Chelsea.' When I go there is not going to be any, 'Please can I have another appearance?' I don't want to do any more interviews. I don't want to do any other programs. I'm not joining CNN. This is it."Walters, who is 83 and has had recent struggles with her health, assures the publication that she isn't leaving out of frailty. "I am not leaving because I am in ill health," she declares. "I'm now fine. I had the chickenpox, which is ridiculous. I had never had it when I was a child, but I hugged someone who had shingles....


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