Barbara Walters Abandoning Oscar Specials
Barbara Walters, who stepped down in 2004 as co-host of ABC's 20/20 magazine show after 25 years, is now stepping down as the host of her annual Oscar interview specials -- after 29 years -- saying on The View today (Monday) "I think I'm sick of them." She disclosed that among her guests on this year's special will be Sandra Bullock, nominated in the best actress category for The Blind Side , and Mo'Nique, nominated for best supporting actress for Precious . But after that, she said, "it's enough. ... I really do feel 'been there, done that.' This is the last one." She assured her audience, however, that she has no plans to leave The View. "I'm still going to here. You're not going to get rid of me," she said.