May 15th, 2014
12:45 PM ET

Barbara Walters: 'You Have to Leave Sometime, Don't You?'

Barbara Walters has been bringing crucial interviews and history-changing events to audiences for five decades, but now she says she's ready to retire.

The list of her accolades is impressive and includes multiple Emmys, a Peabody, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television, and even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

But earlier this week, Walters announced on "The View" that she will step back from TV journalism in the summer of 2014.

Walters had already announced in early April that her final co-hosting position on that show would be tomorrow.

CNN's Chris Cuomo spoke with the broadcast legend about her decision, her legacy, and the advice she'd give to other journalists.

Walters said she's proud to have been a trailblazer for women in the business but now is the time to go.

For those making their way in the industry, she said they better be prepared to put in the work.

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May 15th, 2014
11:07 AM ET
10 Things You Didn't Know About John Berman
May 15th, 2014
06:49 AM ET

10 Things You Didn't Know About John Berman

John Berman is the co-anchor of 'Early Start' with Christine Romans at 4am ET and '@THISHOUR' with Michaela Pereira at 11am ET.

Oftentimes, he can be seen covering across all CNN day parts, including anchoring Anderson Cooper's show "AC360" at 8pm ET. All of which confirms for us that John Berman does not sleep.

Here, John shares 10 things you didn't know about him:

1. I have been thrown out of Yankee Stadium

2. I am not related to Chris Berman

3. I have seen Barry Manilow in concert

4. I was embedded with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines for the invasion of Iraq

5. I have seen Milli Vanilli in concert

6. I was once Peter Jennings' head writer

7. Started dating my wife in college when she was a costumer for a musical I was in

8. It was a drag show

9. I have seen KISS in concert

10. I don't really like concerts

See John's journey to discover his family history at CNN.com/Roots

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When inspired, John does a segment at the end of '@THIS HOUR 'called 'Cable Outrage,' where he goes off on topics that irked him that week.

Here's one of our favorites on how John found out it's Daylight Saving Time (singular) and NOT Daylight Savings Time:

Have an idea for a 'Cable Outrage'? Tell John on Twitter using #CableOutrage!

 

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, May 15
The National September 11 Memorial Museum opens today in New York
May 15th, 2014
05:27 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, May 15

Wildfires rage in Southern California. Authorities find Casey Kasem in Washington state. And the national 9/11 memorial opens today in New York City.

It's Thursday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. SAN DIEGO WILDFIRES

Hot times: What's going on in San Diego County? Nine wildfires sprang up yesterday, burning more than 9,000 acres. A long-running drought is part of the problem, but it's only May and temps are already near the century mark. Thousands have had to evacuate. The flames are burning near universities, military bases and a nuclear power plant.

2. TURKEY MINE FIRE

Death toll climbs: There appeared to be little hope of finding any more survivors after a mine fire this week in western Turkey. With the death toll approaching 300, the nation's Prime Minister said up to 120 more miners were still inside. Search crews filed out of the mine with stretcher after stretcher carrying corpses.

3. CASEY KASEM FOUND

Missing host: Radio icon Casey Kasem has been found in Washington state. We don't know exactly where, but Kitsap County sheriff's deputies found him and his wife yesterday at an address provided by California Adult Protective Services. Kasem's daughter was granted conservatorship of him this week amid a long-running battle between his children and his wife. The former radio host suffers from dementia and had been staying at a nursing home.

4. DONALD STERLING

Second chance: L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling wants to let bygones be bygones. In the second part of an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, he said that he hopes for forgiveness from his fellow NBA owners - and the people he has offended. The NBA banned Sterling for life from the league and fined him $2.5 million for racist comments he made in a recorded phone conversation.

5. 9/11 MEMORIAL

Ground zero: The National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York opens today, nearly 13 years after the terror attacks that rocked the United States. It will first open its doors for the 9/11 community - survivors, families, rescuers. It will open next Wednesday to the general public. It contains 12,500 objects, 1,995 oral histories and 580 hours of film and video.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

–Close call: A woman on a motorcycle narrowly avoids hitting a horse as she zooms down a rural road.

- Snoring hedgehog: Here's one more thing you can check off your bucket list.

- Metal substitute: This one is for you Slayer fans. Imagine your favorite band with all the guitar parts replaced with ukulele. Maybe we're witnessing the birth of a new genre. Or maybe not.

- We're going to be family: Watch as the cat of the house meets the new baby for the first time.

- River rescue team: A baby elephant nearly gets swept away by a raging river before mom and some other members of the herd come to the rescue.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
Be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, join us at NewDayCNN.com and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

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