29 March 2013 9:37 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Cue Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bookends”: Barbara Walters is expected to retire in 2014.

EW has confirmed that Walters, 83, will sign off from ABC in May 2014. A series of specials are set to air that will pay tribute to her long career in broadcast news.

Walter’s decision to retire comes at a time when the 17-year-old The View is preparing to make significant changes. Joy Behar announced that she was leaving the network talk show at the end of the season, and rumors persist that Elisabeth Hasselback may join her out the door.

Walters co-created the show in 1997. »


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