05/13/2013 01:18 pm ET

There Will Never Be Another Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters is ready for a different view — but not just yet. On Monday, the 83-year-old newswoman officially announced that she will retire in 2014.

“I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain,” she explained in a weekend statement. “I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women — and OK, some men too — who will be taking my place.” But Barbara Walters, if nobody’s managed to take your place yet, what makes you think it’ll happen now?

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