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BARBARA WALTERS RETURNS FROM RETIREMENT

June 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

After one of the shortest retirements in history, Barbara Walters has scored an interview with Peter Rodger, the father of Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger. ABC said on Monday that the interview will air as a special edition of its newsmagazine 20/20, but it did not announce a date for the broadcast or even when the interview will take place. While Walters’s retirement was celebrated on ABC’s The View on May 16, many of her colleagues were reportedly taking bets on how long she would actually stay away. (She had indicated that she would return for occasional specials.) ABC News’s Deborah Roberts even predicted to the Hollywood Reporter at the time: “I have a feeling that we’ll see Barbara in another week or two,” she said. “Barbara’s the kind of person who’s working that phone while she’s on vacation, trying to land that next interview.”