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Barbara Walters's Life Now: I'm Not Slowing Down

Barbara Walters on Her Life Now: I'm Not Exactly Slowing Down

Originally posted 12/14/2014 03:15PM

Whatever you do, don't call Barbara Walters retired.

The 85-year-old may have stepped down from The View panel in May, "[But I'm] not exactly slowing down," she tells PEOPLE.

In addition to hosting her 10 Most Fascinating People special, airing Sunday on ABC, Walters says she's having no trouble filling her days.

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Who Is Still on Barbara Walter's Interview Wish List?

Barbara Walters Reflects on 21 Years of 10 Most Fascinating People Specials, Taylor Swift & More

Originally posted 12/11/2014 07:00AM

It has been 21 years since Barbara Walters hosted her first 10 Most Fascinating People special – and now she's adding 10 more people to her list of honorees.

"It's crazy. I'm so fortunate to have been doing this for so many years," Walters tells PEOPLE of hosting the annual special at the age of 85. "I would've had to have been out of my mind to think that would happen."

Her past lists have been filled with names ranging from celebrities (like Tom Hanks and Barbra Streisand) to politicians (like Madeleine Albright and Hillary Rodham Clinton) to those changing the world (like Mother Teresa and Steve Jobs).

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Scarlett Johansson: Motherhood Is 'Magical – and Exhausting' | Barbara Walters, Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson: Motherhood Is 'Magical – and Exhausting'

Originally posted 12/09/2014 05:45PM

"The love is just unbelievable," the new mom says of life with her baby girl

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Hugh Jackman, Hillary Clinton & More Stars Pack Oscar de la Renta's Funeral

Celebrities Pay Tribute to Oscar de La Renta at Manhattan Funeral

Originally posted 11/03/2014 05:40PM

From Hillary Clinton to Hugh Jackman to Mikhail Baryshnikov, luminaries of the fashion, entertainment and media worlds packed a Manhattan church on Monday for the private funeral of legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

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Barbara Walters Reveals Her Breast Cancer Scare

Barbara Walters Reveals Her Breast Cancer Scare

Originally posted 10/09/2014 09:20PM

As the top honoree at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation luncheon on Thursday, former The View co-host Barbara Walters revealed her own very personal connection to the cause.

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See the First Official Photo of The View Hosts | Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez, Whoopi Goldberg

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First Official Photo of The View Hosts Revealed

Originally posted 09/12/2014 09:15AM

They're already doing group hugs on The View.

The talk show released the first official photo of its new hosting panel to PEOPLE in anticipation of its Sept. 15 return to ABC.

Veteran panelist Whoopi Goldberg will be joined by three personalities – the returning Rosie O'Donnell, actress Rosie Perez and former MSNBC analyst Nicolle Wallace – for the show's 18th season debut.

Expect lots of getting-to-know-you talk among the newest fearsome foursome as they prepare for life without Barbara Walters, one of the show's founders in 1997. Walters left the show in May.

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Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy Are Leaving The View

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UpdatePosted 06/27/2014 08:05AM

Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy Leave The View

Originally posted 06/26/2014 10:45PM

Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are parting ways with The View.

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Rosie O'Donnell: 'I Lose About a Pound Every Other Week'

Rosie O'Donnell: 'I Lose About a Pound Every Other Week'

Originally posted 05/17/2014 09:00AM

Rosie O'Donnell's life-changing eating habits continue to be a struggle, but the comedian says she's in it to win it.

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Fans, Fun and Oprah: Barbara Walters Celebrates Her Final Day on The View

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UpdatePosted 05/16/2014 02:35PM

Fans, Fun and Oprah: Barbara Walters Celebrates Her Final Day on The View

Originally posted 05/16/2014 01:55PM

Barbara Walters said goodbye to The View, the woman-powered talk show she created for ABC in 1997, Friday morning.

"I may be available for supermarket openings and charity auctions," she joked at the hour's close before going on to mention her interviews of the powerful and famous on her specials and then on to her many years as the unmistakeable head of the table on The View, on which she'll remain executive producer.

This had been billed, somewhat delicately, as Walters's farewell to daytime television, but her summing up sounded very much like a pronounced "I'm outta here!"

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Barbara Walters: Her Life in Pictures | Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters: Her Life in Pictures

Originally posted 05/15/2014 12:00PM

As she signs off from The View, take a look back at the pioneering newswoman's amazing 53-year television career

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