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Column: Daytime TV will soon need a new czarina

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

ABC News legend Barbara Walters disclosed she will retire next year. She's been a fixture on television for 50 years. Washington D.C. immediately began buzzing with rumors as to who President Obama will appoint to take her place as host of "The View."

Russia arrested an alleged U.S. spy dressed in a blonde wig Tuesday in Moscow. Last year the U.S. swapped 10 Russian spies arrested in the U.S. in return for four U.S. spies arrested in Russia. We can't even effect a spy swap without running a 40 percent deficit.

O.J. Simpson sought a retrial on the charges decided four years ago. That day gave him an epiphany. When the jury listed all 11 convictions, including armed robbery, kidnapping and assault, O.J. was hit by the realization that he really has done it all.

Las Vegas reporters were astonished at the sight of O.J. Simpson when he showed up for his appeal Monday weighing 280 pounds. Blame it on the state's mania for promoting tourism. Even the prisons in Nevada feature an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Fox announced it has signed Kiefer Sutherland to return as U.S. agent Jack Bauer next season in 24. Public pressure is demanding the show. Americans are determined to see someone who'll fight terrorism even if we have to pay him a million dollars an episode.