Barbara Walters Ending Oscar Special After 30 Years

Entertainment Feb. 15, 2010 AT 11:38AM
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After this year, Barbara Walters will no longer host her annual Oscar special.

"ABC has asked me to keep doing these specials as they have been so successful -- and I'm thrilled we have such great stars and have such a wonderful show -- but to be honest, I feel like I've 'been there, done that,'" Walters said on The View Monday.

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Over the years hosting the ABC special, Walters, 80, has interviewed everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Miley Cyrus.

"This special has been a labor of love for 29 years. I will always remember when Hugh Jackman  gave me a private lap dance or sitting down with the legendary Bette Davis or being taught to tango by Al Pacino," Walters reminisced. "It's those priceless moments that have made this special the Oscar tradition that it has become, but I truly feel enough is enough."

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Her last installment -- to air the same night of the Oscars, March 7 -- will include interviews with best actress nominee Sandra Bullock and best supporting actress nominee Mo'Nique, plus clips from her most memorable moments.

She'll continue taping her annual "10 Most Fascinating People" special.

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