Transcript for Barbara Walters Set to Retire in 2014
That begin this half hour though at the end of an error after a lifetime of groundbreaking interviews ABC's legendary Barbara Walters is stepping down. Fashion may -- -- by interviewing everyone from presidents to pop stars as ABC's Martha Gonzales reports she blaze a trail for generations of journalists. ABC news legend Barbara Walters is retiring. Walters will make the announcement Monday on the view. Shall continue on the view went on ABC news specials throughout the next year and will retire in the summer of 2014. Barbara Walters has arguably interviewed more statesman and stars than any other journalists in history including every American president and First Lady since Richard Nixon I started -- Yes I think so. Through the years she's interviewed countless -- figures including Fidel Castro Moammar Qaddafi and Saddam Hussein. In December she conducted an exclusive interview with Syria's embattled president Bashar Al Assad. In 1999 she conducted the first interview with Monica Lewinsky which became the highest rated news program ever broadcast by a single network -- Walters as the creator and co host of ABC's daytime show the view she hosted the ABC news magazine show 20/20 for 25 years she joined ABC news in 1976. As the first woman to co host a network news program. -- Gonzales ABC news New York. All right brings us to our FaceBook question of the day which Barbara Walters interview is your favorite. And why -- or FaceBook page W and and fans dot com. And let us know bridge when you start Barbara Walters man let's start with the statement that she issued eight. -- ABC news she's -- she's very happy with her decision to look forward to and she looks forward to wonderful especially your hat. Just says she doesn't want a parent and an apartment just -- -- -- another continent temporary tenant who brought us on crime right that's right. Filed just the list of people but she says you must accept the sunny field and admired the -- women and okay some men to. Who will take my place that's going to be hard -- Big shoes to -- for door and possible little Elian I have many more details about Barbara Walters retirement later today on Good Morning America and of course the view. -- can read about -- many accomplishments on abcnews.com.
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