Barbara Walters

ABC Says O’Donnell Is Back on ‘The View’

Posted on 07/10/2014 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentBy David Bauder of the Associated Press NEW YORK — Rosie O’Donnell will return to ABC’s “The View” this September for a most unexpected second act. ABC announced Thursday, via Twitter, that O’Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg on the nearly empty couch at the daytime chatfest. Show creator Barbara Walters retired this spring from on-air appearances, Sherri Shepherd announced she was leaving after seven years and ABC didn’t renew the contract of Jenny McCarthy after only one season. It’s official! …

Does Sawyers’ Evening News Departure Matter?

Posted on 06/25/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentDiane Sawyer is stepping down from her hard-earned anchor seat at ABC’s World News, which means that we’ll return to a TV news landscape where every evening news anchor is a white man. Should we care? Let’s face it. Network nightly news programs just don’t have the gravitas that made those anchor jobs prestigious and important, as they were back in 1976 when Barbara Walters first put a crack in the glass ceiling and shared the ABC nightly news desk with a really teed-off Harry Reasoner. Back then, …

After Barbara Walters Signs off May 16, What Next?

Posted on 04/7/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentAnd so The Year of Barbara has a firm end-date: May 16. That’s the day news icon Barbara Walters will cohost her last episode of The View and retire from full-time journalism. It won’t be a quiet send-off: The View will have a week-long celebration, ABC News is planning a two-hour prime-time retrospective, and you can expect Barbara’s face to be plastered across every network franchise from World News Tonight to Dancing with the Stars. >> Sign up for the AARP …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 04/2/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and … fun. 1. A 16th-century German military expert believed that weaponized cats could burn down enemy fortifications. (Learn more at National Geographic) 2. A door handle dispenses hand sanitizer to kill germs in hospitals. (Learn more at Gizmodo) 3. Barbara Walters’s most flirtatious interview took place in 1982 with actor Clint Eastwood. (Learn more at AARP) 4. The rap group Wu-Tang Clan will make one copy of its next recording and hope it sells for millions of dollars. (Learn …

Working Women Owe Barbara Walters Sincere Thanks

Posted on 05/13/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentFive decades before Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg was telling women to lean in, Barbara Walters was doing just that and more.  All women in the work world owe her respect, but women in communications owe a particular debt to Walters, who will retire next year at the age of 84. In the 1960s, those Mad Men days when women were either invisible or second class citizens in the work force, Walters, who began as a segment producer for “women’s stories”, …

Barbara Walters Is Retiring? 5 of Her Greatest Interviews

Posted on 03/29/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayBoth 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 …