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Barbara Walters Is Retiring? 5 of Her Greatest Interviews
Posted By Patrick Kiger On March 29, 2013 @ 10:14 am In Bulletin Today | No Comments
Both Deadline.com and the Huffington Post, citing unnamed sources, are reporting that iconic TV journalist Barbara Walters, 83, will soon announce that she will retire in May 2014. If those reports turn out to be right, it’ll be the conclusion of a career that spanned more than half a century, during which Walters rose from the lowly post of “Today Girl” on NBC’s Today show to being the first woman co-anchor of a network news broadcast at ABC News in 1976, and a star of the ABC news magazine 20/20. In recent years, she’s been one of the panelists on ABC’s daytime talk show The View.
The feisty, unflappable Walters helped establish women in network TV news as equals to their male counterparts, and paved the way for the likes of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Andrea Mitchell and Christiane Amanpour. But she’s best known for her provocative interviews with some of the world’s most important and famous figures, ranging from presidents and prime ministers to Hollywood stars. Here are five of her most spectacular tíªte-í -tíªtes:
Photo: Pete Souza/The White House
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