Diane Sawyer is stepping down from her hard-earned anchor seat at ABC's World News, which means that we'll return to a TV news landscape where every evening news anchor is a white man. Should we care?
Five decades before Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg was telling women to lean in, Barbara Walters was doing just that and more. All women in the work world owe her respect, but women in communications owe a particular debt to Walters, who will retire next year at the age of 84.
Both Deadline.com and the Huffington Post, citing unnamed sources, are reporting that iconic TV journalist Barbara Walters, 83, will soon announce that she will retire in May 2014. If those reports turn out to be right, it'll be the conclusion of a career that spanned more than half a century, during which Walters rose from the lowly post of "Today Girl" on NBC's Today show to being the first woman co-anchor of a network news broadcast at ABC News in 1976, and a star of the ABC news magazine 20/20. In recent years, she's been one of the panelists on ABC's daytime talk show The View.
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