Friday, 16 May 2014

Barbara Walters isn't retiring, exactly, just fading away.

Barbara Walters, creator and co-host of the daytime staple The View steps down from daily television with her final appearance Friday. Walters isn't retiring, exactly, just fading away.

Walters' daytime presence stretches back to The Today Show in the early 1960s - half a century ago - when she appeared with co-hosts Hugh Downs and Joe Garagiola Sr., Today formed the breakfast-TV habits of a generation of Americans and Canadians. Without Today, it's possible there never would never been a Canada AM. Walters joined Today in 1961; Canada AM first aired in 1972.

Most know Walters for her interviews with world leaders and Oscar specials with celebrities. It's unlikely Walters Will Step Away From Tv Entirely, Though She Turns 85 In September.

Her "gets" over the years with people who were either reluctant or refused to appear on TV with other hosts included such elusive quarry as Moammar Gadhafi, Vladimir Putin and Fidel Castro, who famously told her that Cuba gets along just fine without a free press, thank you.

Her celebrity gets included Michael Jackson and Monica Lewinsky at the height of the Bill Clinton controversy. More than 74 million viewers watched that night.

An era will pass with Walters' departure from The View. Time marches on, and with it the ever-changing face of TV. (CTV, ABC) ¦¦Mr. Wonderful, aka Kevin O'Leary, calls it a season on Shark Tank, as he vies with fellow Sharks Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner and Barbara Corcoran to find the money in a flat-folding, reusable storage box, reinvented cookware, an iPad app for measuring kids' shoe sizes and a quick-'n-easy way to tie a water balloon. All that, and a followup on some of the Sharks' "most amazing success stories!" (CTV Two/ABC)

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