Notable TV exits through the years

Published On: Apr 06 2012 01:42:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 25 2014 10:39:15 AM EDT

ABC announced that Diane Sawyer is stepping down from anchoring "World News" and will focus on primetime specials, big interviews, and enterprise reporting for the network. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

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Following a week-long celebration of her career, May 16 marked Barbara Walters' final episode of "The View." While Walters will remain under contract to ABC for some time and will continue to pursue big-ticket interviews, she will no longer appear on the show she helped create more than 18 years ago.

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