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    FILE - This June 5, 2003 file photo shows Meredith Vieira, from left, Star Jones, Joy Behar and Barbara Walters on the set of ABC's "The View" in New York. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)


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    FILE - This June 3, 1975 file photo shows Television newswoman Barbara Walters reacting as she addresses staff members from the NBC "Today" show during a farewell party in the studios in New York after her final live appearance on the show. Walters left to join ABC as co-host and anchorwoman of the rival networks' evening news program. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo, File)


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    FILE - This Oct. 5, 1976 file photo shows co-anchors Barbara Walters, right, and Harry Reasoner, of ABC News on the set of the evening news program after Walters debuted as the nation's first female anchorwoman, in New York City. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)


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    FILE - This June 6, 1977 file photo shows ABC news correspondent Barbara Walters, left, being driven by Cuban leader Fidel Castro on a sightseeing tour in Cuba. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo/ABC, File)


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    FILE - This May 14, 2005 file photo shows TV personality Barbara Walters at the Legends Ball, an award ceremony hosted by Oprah Winfrey in Santa Barbara, Calif. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)


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    FILE - This May 8, 1980 file photo, former President Richard M. Nixon answers question during interview by ABC television personality Barbara Walters in New York. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)


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    FILE - This April 9, 2008 file photo shows TV Barbara Walters arriving to participate in a panel discussion featuring the hosts of ABC's "The View" at The Paley Center for Media in New York. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)


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    FILE - This Sept. 21, 1977 file photo shows Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, right, presenting ABC's Barbara Walters with a handmade dress and mother- of-pearl box following an interview with him in Beirut. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo/Harry Koundakjian)


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    FILE - In this undated file image provided by ABC, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad speaks with ABC News Anchor Barbara Walters for an interview that aired on Dec. 7, 2011, on ABC. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. (AP Photo/ABC, Rob Wallace, File)


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