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Barbara Walters through the years

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  • Dudley Moore gets a hug from Barbara Walters at 'A Man For All Seasons', a benefit tribute to Mr. Moore at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 4/16/01 Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images
  • Barbara Walters arrives for the NBC 75th Anniversary celebration taking place live in Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center in New York City, May 5, 2002. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
  • Newscasters Ted Koppel and Barbara Walters attend the GQ 'Men of the Year' awards at the Beacon Theatre October 26, 2000 in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Newsmakers)
  • 380450 59: Tricia Nixon speaks with Barbara Walters before an interview April 28, 1972 at the White House. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
  • NEW YORK - DECEMBER 9: Broadcast journalist Barbara Walters attends the funeral of former ABC News Chairman Roone Arledge December 9, 2002 in New York City. Arledge, who built ground-breaking sports and news divisions for ABC, died December 5, 2002 after a long battle with cancer and other health complications. He was 71 and was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1992. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - APRIL 14: (L to R) Columnist Liz Smith, recording artist Beverly Sills, recording artist Beverly Sills, actress Carol Burnett and television journalist Barbara Walters attend the Lincoln Center Gala 'Thank You, Beverly!' at Lincoln Center April 14, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC- JULY 9: Barbara Walters attends the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony July 9, 2002 at the White House in Washington, DC. U.S. The medal is the highest civilian award given to those who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 18: Barbara Walters attends the Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2003 Collection at the Theater in Bryant Park during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week September 18, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: US journalist Barbara Walters poses for photographers as she arrives at Madison Square Garden for the Barbra Streisand concert 28 September, 2000 in New York City. Streisand has announced that the show will be the last of her career. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL ( MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Barbara Walters attends The Through The Kitchen Party Benefit For Cancer Research Institute on April 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Cancer Research Institute)
  • EW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Mark Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Barbara Walters and Bob Iger attend Barneys New York And Disney Electric Holiday Window Unveiling Hosted By Sarah Jessica Parker, Bob Iger, And Mark Lee on November 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Journalist Barbara Walters attends the 2013 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Barbara Walters attends The Through The Kitchen Party Benefit For Cancer Research Institute on April 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Cancer Research Institute)
  • NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and journalist Barbara Walters attend the Carnegie Hall 2012-2013 Season opening night gala at Carnegie Hall on October 3, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
  • (L-R) Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters US President Barack Obama, US first lady Michelle Obama, and Joy Behar talk during a break in a taping of 'The View' at ABC Studios September 24, 2012 in New York, New York. Obama is traveling for a two day trip to New York City where he will participate in a taping of 'The View' before attending the United Nations General Assembly and related events. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI ( BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
  • NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Barbara Walters and Lynn Nottage attend the 2012 Women's Media Awards at Guastavino's on November 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Julie Burton (C) and Barbara Walters (R) attend at the 2012 Women's Media Awards at Guastavino's on November 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - MARCH 28: (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER & U.S. TABLOIDS OUT) Kelli O'Donnell (L) and television journalist Barbara Walters (R) attend the 'All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise' premiere after party dinner at the HBO Theater, March 28, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - JUNE 01: TV personality Barbara Walters and Elmo attend the Third Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 1, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Journalists Barbara Walters and Charlie Rose attend the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: (L-R): Television reporter and author Barbara Walters, Knopf editor in chief and president Sonny Metha and Random House chairman Markus Dohle attend the Knopf Publishing Group's BEA Cocktail Party at Comme Ca on May 30, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - JANUARY 5: (L to R) Board members, actor Robert DiNiro; Barbara Walters; and David Rockefeller, former chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, attend a news conference following the inaugural board meeting of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation January 5, 2005 at the World Financial Center, Winter Garden in New York City. One of the board's first tasks is to name a permanent chairperson after three prominent New Yorkers turned down the position last spring. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/
  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: (US TABS&HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Television Personality Barbara Walters and Actress Dame Edna attend the Opening of 'Dame Edna': Back With A Vengeance' Curtain Call at Broadway's Music Box Theatre on November 21, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: (AFP OUT) Barabra Walters attends a Veterans Day event at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum November 11, 2008 in New York City. President Bush formally rededicated the newly-refurbished USS Intrepid and museum in honor of Veterans Day. Today marks the 55th anniversary of the national holiday, held on the anniversary of the end of World War I, which honors all those who have served their country in the military. (Photo by John Angelillo-Pool/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Television personality Barbara Walters poses for photos in the lobby of the main tent during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 at Bryant Park February 11, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)
  • HOLLYWOOD , CA - APRIL 28: TV personalities Rosie O'Donnell (L) and Barbara Walters onstage during the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on April 28, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • BEDMINSTER, NJ - OCTOBER, 25: In this handout image provided by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, (L-R) Donald Trump, Barbara Walters and Melania Trump attend the Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner wedding at Trump National Golf Club on October 25, 2009 in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography via Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - OCTOBER 05: Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters attend the Launch Party for new sitcom 'Sherri' at the Empire Hotel on October 5, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images Lifetime Television)
  • NEW YORK -MAY 16: Meredith Vieira and Barbara Walters celebrate their win for Best Daytime Talk Show (a tie with 'The Wayne Brady Show') at the ABC after party for the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards May 16, 2003 at the Sea Grill Restaurant in New York City. (Photo by Myrna Suarez/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Barbara Walters attends the The Paley Center for Media's New York Gala Evening 2011 at The Waldorf=Astoria on February 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
  • WATERMILL, NY - AUGUST 01: Barbara Walters, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Judith Giuliani attend Super Saturday 12 to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund hosted by InStyle Magazine at Nova's Ark Project on August 1, 2009 in Watermill, New York. (Photo by Rick Odell/Getty Images)
  • SOUTHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 28: Barbara Walters arrives at the Columbia Pictures & St. Regis screening of ''Marie Antoinette'' August 28, 2006 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Steven Henry/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - JUNE 03: T.V. personality Barbara Walters (L), and actor Hugh Jackman attend a celebration for the release of '1.3 - Images From My Phone' at Michael's on June 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
  • Television news personalities Paula Zahn (L) and Barbara Walters arrive at the 12th Annual 'A Magical Birthday Bash' in New York 25 September 2002. Christopher Reeve, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas and Barbara Walters all celebrate their birthdays today and attended the benefit for the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Reeve is celebrating his 50th birthday. AFP PHOTO Doug KANTER (DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
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The end of a decades-long TV career is in sight. Barbara Walters told her "View" co-hosts Monday that she plans to retire next summer. Walters' national broadcast career began in 1961 on the "Today" show. Here she is through the years.

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