Retirement? Barbara Walters still at the center of things at ABC

Associated Press

Barbara Walters isn't forgotten, and isn't gone.

Less than two months after stepping away from a regular role on television, Walters returned last week to interview the father of a California man who shot and killed six people and injured 13 before killing himself. It was ABC's most-watched prime-time program of the week, and in the Nielsen company's top 10 among all networks.

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She's also watching the turmoil at "The View" from offstage. The daytime program she started is now down to Whoopi Goldberg as the only host set to come back next year.