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ABC Says Barbara Walters Isn’t Retiring, Despite Report

ABC/ Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- Barbara Walters, whose Most Fascinating People special aired this week, was the subject of a fascinating rumor on Thursday. TMZ.com reported that following an interview with President Barack Obama, Walters told him, "I need one more interview with you because I'm retiring next year."

ABC denies the 82-year-old legendary newswoman and View co-host is leaving its ranks. An ABC News executive has implied that Walters was just joking.

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