Barbara Walters to Last Air on The View May 16

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Barbara Walters won't be asking morning TV watchers to take a little time and enjoy The View after May 16. ABC News announced that day as Walters’ last on the talk show.

In addition to the week-long send-off The View is giving Walters, the legendary broadcast journalist will be the subject of a two-hour primetime special focusing on her career and life. To cement Walters' place in history, the New York City headquarters of ABC News will be renamed in her honor later this spring.

Said Disney head honcho Bob Iger:

She's a dear friend and colleague as well as someone I deeply admire, and it's impossible to fully convey her impact and influence on television. She broke barriers, defied convention, made history and set the standard for journalistic excellence for more than 50 years. It's hard to imagine television without her.

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