Barbara Walters making series for ID network

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Posted: Mar 31, 2015 12:46 PM
Barbara Walters making series for ID network

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters resisted using the word "retirement" when she left "The View" and here's one reason why: She has a new series set to begin this October on the Investigation Discovery network.

The fast-growing ID network said Tuesday that Walters will present "American Scandal," a series that looks back on well-known crimes where she worked on the stories initially. In the new series, she'll revisit cases involving Jean Harris, the former girls' school headmistress convicted of the murder of her lover, and Mary Kay Letourneau (leh-TUR'-noh), a suburban Seattle teacher convicted of raping a 12-year-old student.

Walters has committed to making six episodes of "American Scandal."

She joins a list of broadcast news veterans like Paula Zahn, Tamron Hall, Chris Hansen and John Quinones who do work for ID.