Barbara Walters Announces Retirement

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•20 May 13, 2013

Barbara Walters, who broke gender barriers by becoming the first woman to anchor a national nightly newscast, announced that she will retire from broadcasting in 2014 after more than 50 years on television. What do you think?

  • “Good luck to her in her next job!”

    Susanna Carlyle –
    Accordion Maker

  • “I’d just like to announce that the Barbara Walters fan page will carry on stronger than ever despite today’s sad news.”

    Simon Speer –
    Systems Analyst

  • “But without Barbara around, The View is going to descend into banal topics and pointless commentary.”

    Darren Beaufoy –
    Food Chemist