Saying Goodbye to Heavy Makeup and an Unplaceable Accent: Barbara Walters Is Retiring

Reports have surfaced that 83-year-oldBarbara Walters is getting her own show on FXX, the new FX spin-off network for 18-34 year olds retiring from broadcast journalism this May, after a 50-year career in television news. Without Walters, Joy Behar, and most likely, Elisabeth Hasselback, the View may finally…be good! In the meantime, while we wait for the announcement, as the Huffington Post puts it, “There will be a years’ worth of specials about Walters’ storied broadcasting career” to watch. [Huffington Post]