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Barbara Walters deserves a chance to see the world at her own pace

Sometimes, people who jet around the world in their careers manage to miss something — the chance to see the world. That poignant thought was offered by the legendary news anchor Barbara Walters, 83, who formally announced her retirement on “The View,” a program she created. She plans to exit in 2014. As she told The New York Times, her leave-taking is partly motivated by a desire “to go someplace and actually see it.”

“I’ve been to China three times. I hope the Great Wall is still there,” she said. “I went when Nixon went, but wound up running after him with a tape recorder.”

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