Notable TV exits through the years

Published On: Apr 06 2012 01:42:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2014 11:11:19 AM EDT

Diane Sawyer officially stepped down as anchor of ABC's "World News" last night, but will focus on primetime specials and big interviews 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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