Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters is a TV broadcaster who is best known for interviewing world leaders and celebrities, as well as co-hosting and co-creating daytime TV’s The View. Starting in broadcast journalism in the 1970’s, Walters became a pioneer in a field dominated by men. She had a long run on ABC’s 20/20 (1979-2004), and a popular series, The Barbara Walters Specials, in which she interviewed personalities from politics and world news, including Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat, Fidel Castro, the Dalai Lama, Boris Yeltsin, Margaret Thatcher, Václav Havel, Muammar al-Gaddafi, the Shah of Iran, and Hugo Chavez to name a few. Currently, Walters holds the notable distinction of having interviewed every U.S. President since Richard Nixon. Her list of celebrity guests includes Monica Lewinsky, Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Sophia Loren, Richard Pryor, and Princess Diana, among many others.

“To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.”

“Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna – or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.”

                            

“Show me someone who never gossips, and I will show you someone who is not interested in people.”

“I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.”

“Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do”

“If it’s a woman it’s caustic, if it’s a man it’s authority, If it’s a woman it’s too pushy, if it’s a man it’s aggressive in the best sense of the word.”

– Barbara Walters  (1929- )

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