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TODAY   |  May 13, 2013

Barbara Walters retiring after 50 years in news

The groundbreaking career of broadcaster Barbara Walters is coming to an end in the summer of 2014. In 1974, she became the first female co-host of TODAY.

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>>> after more than 50 years in television legendary newscaster barbara walters announces today that she'll retire in 2014 . walters groundbreaking on air career began here on "today" in 1961 when she became the first female co-host of the show in 1974 and over the next four decades she had khan sid interviews to celebrities and newsmak newsmakers. she told "the new york times" she will miss being on the air and she will appear on specials and career retrospectives. hard to imagine a day without barbara walters on the air.

>> you have to have several specials because she's had an