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This Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo provided by ABC shows, from left, featured guest co-host, attorney Sunny Hostin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters and Gerald Schwartzbach, on "The View," during the career celebration all season featuring “The Year of Barbara,” a look back at many of her most notable interviews, originally featured on ABC’s “20/20." Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her. (AP Photo/ABC, Lou Rocco)
Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit
First Published Apr 07 2014 09:42 am • Last Updated Apr 07 2014 09:42 am

New York • Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.

Later that night, ABC will air a two-hour prime-time special on her career. Walters, who is 84, began in television in 1961 and became the medium’s best-known interviewer. She announced last year that she will retire from regular TV appearances.

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Walters will remain involved behind the scenes as an executive producer at "The View," the daytime talk show she invented.

ABC said Monday that Walters will also be a lifelong member of the ABC News team, and will make special appearances as news warrants.

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