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Barbara Walters' retirement set for May

Barbara Walters is getting a little closer to retirement with the the announcement of her last appearance on "The View," May 16.

Barbara Walters
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Walters,84, is considered a news pioneer with her experience in the news business that started in 1961

ABC will honor Walters with a two-hour special on May 16th from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

While not in the lime light, Walters will reportedly be a lifelong member of ABC.