Barbara Walters is making plans to retire. A few weeks ago it was thought Barbara might be heading out the door in a matter of weeks. It turns out though it will not be quite that fast. Barbara is set to make an announcement that she will be leaving The View in May 2014. So, yeah, over a year away. I understand the network would probably like to plan ahead, but, 14 months is a loooong time. In that time span, Lindsay Lohan will probably be arrested a few more times and might even get another acting job. It is so long that most people will probably forget that she even announced her retirement now and will treat it as a new story next year.