Barbara Walters’ Final “View” Segment Slated for May

Posted Monday April 7, 2014 9:25 AM GMT

She’s had an unbelievably successful run in the entertainment industry and Barbara Walters is ready to call it quits.

The highly-respected journalist will bring a close to her tenure on “The View” on May 16th and later that night ABC News will air a two-hour special about her life and career.

Meanwhile, ABC News has also announced they’ll name their New York City headquarters after Walters in honor of her achievements.

Disney CEO Bob Iger explained, "In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters. 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."

Anne Sweeney, the President of Disney/ABC Television added, "Barbara Walters was one of the first people I met as an ABC page almost 38 years ago. She was fiercely intelligent, impressive and inspiring then, and remains so to this day. I am honored that I've had the rare opportunity to work, and learn, from her all these years. Her influence on television, and American culture, will resonate for decades to come."

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