Some people say, you have to work forever to be fulfilled. Others say, if you have achieved the American dream, as Barbara Walters has done, it’s time to hang up your hat and enjoy the roses and flowers of life. Well, it looks like after years at ABC, and 16 years as the producer and host of ABC’s “The View,” our lady Barbara may feel like she’s had enough. Reports say, in 2014, yes, next year, the beautiful senior plans on saying goodbye.
And if you are incredulous, you are not alone. “I’m tempted to say that I really can’t imagine Barbara retiring,” Dan Rather told me on Thursday, as rumors of Walters’s impending announcement reached critical mass. “Her whole life has been a triumph of the will.”
Gossip maven and syndicated columnist Liz Smith, a longtime friend of the television powerhouse, recalled doing a magazine interview with Walters a couple of years ago. “She said she wanted to give it all up. And I didn’t believe her.”