The editorial weeping has begun. "Television Without Barbara Walters Is Hard to Imagine," reads a headline on Forbes.com. Hard, yet not impossible?
A source tells the Associated Press the 83-year-old journo, famed the world over for throwing the softest of softball questions to celebs both beloved and despised, plans to retire in May 2014. Babs' TV work goes back to 1961, when she was hired as a writer for the Today show. Most of her work today is on daytime gabfest The View, which she created in '97.