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Report: Barbara Walters to retire in 2012

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Might we have seen one of the last of Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People" specials? Perhaps, if a report coming out of TMZ is accurate.

The website is saying that Walters just interviewed President Barack Obama and that she told him, "I need one more interview with you because I'll be retiring next year." The announcement wasn't part of the interview itself, but rather a comment she made during a break while her microphone was still on, which allowed others to overhear it.

ABC News spokesman Jeff Schneider told TMZ, "She has been joking every year since the Clinton Administration about retiring. Anyone who just did a day trip to Syria, a 90-minute prime-time special last night an interview with the president and first lady today hardly sounds like someone retiring from anything."

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