This Just In: Newscasters Interview Their Younger Selves

After 50 continuous years on TV screens, Barbara Walters is saying goodbye to broadcast news and The View. The 84-year-old announced her plans to retire from both her hosting and ABC News anchor posts in 2013. Friday afternoon’s episode of The View – the daytime talk show she started – will be Walters’s final sign off.

Maury Povich: I'll Defend Suit 'Vigorously'

In Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Maury Povich and Connie Chung made their first public appearance since a $100 million lawsuit was filed against him on April 24.

In the suit, a 28-year old producer on the syndicated Maury show alleges that Povich’s affair with a married female producer created a work environment that was hostile towards women.

CNN Kicks Out 'Connie Chung Tonight'

The war may be good for most of the cable news channels, but it’s curtains for Connie Chung.

CNN’s nightly news show “Connie Chung Tonight” had already been preempted by ongoing coverage of the war in Iraq, which has been a ratings boon for all news programming. And on Tuesday, the CNN anchor and longtime TV news figure received word that she was getting canned.

Her show will not return when the network’s normal news schedule resumes, reports the New York Times. Chung has one year remaining on her $2 million-a-year contract, the paper notes.

Gary Condit Takes on Connie Chung

Deposed California Rep. Gary Condit, who didn’t spill any beans to Connie Chung when she interviewed him on ABC last August at the height of the search for missing federal intern Chandra Levy, finally has something to say, reports The Washington Post’s “Reliable Source” column. Latching on to an advance copy of the September Esquire magazine, The Post excepts part of an interview with Condit, 54, in which he lashes out at Chung, 55 (who is now a regular on CNN, which, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner).

Connie Chung Jumps Networks (Again)

ABC newswoman Connie Chung, who once shared the anchor desk with Dan Rather on CBS, is about to have her own prime-time newscast. CNN, which has been engaged in a bitter battle with rival Fox News for viewers and high-profile personalities, has hired Chung away from ABC News to be the anchor of a nightly news show. The hiring is due to be formally announced at a news conference scheduled by CNN on Wednesday, though the hiring was confirmed by executives at ABC and CNN on Tuesday and appears in newspapers Wednesday morning.