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Barbara Walters Announces Most Fascinating People of 2013

ABC/RON TOM(NEW YORK) -- A vibrant, young Oscar winner known as “the girl on fire,” an ABC News anchor who is in the fight of her life and the pop princess who helped turn “twerking” into a global phenomenon are just some of the people who made Barbara Walters’ list for the “Most Fascinating People of the Year” for 2013.

Some of the year’s biggest names in news, entertainment and pop culture are sitting down with Walters for her annual ABC special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year. The 90-minute program will air Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 p.m. ET.

The special, in its 21st year, includes Hollywood darling Jennifer Lawrence, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, ABC News Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- together known as KimYe-- the breakout stars from the hit reality TV show Duck Dynasty, and arguably the most famous infant in the world -- Duchess Kate and Prince William’s baby George, the heir to the British throne.

The most fascinating person of 2013 will be announced on the program. The show will also reflect on moments from the past 20 years of Walters’ Most Fascinating People of the Year specials, which started in 1993.

This will be the last Most Fascinating special for Walters, who announced last May that she would retire from TV journalism next year.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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