BW Barbara Walters

Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows (Today and The View), the television news magazine (20/20), co-anchored the ABC World News, and is a contributor to ABC News.

Walters was first known as a popular TV morning news anchor for over 10 years on NBC's Today, where she worked with Hugh Downs and later hosts Frank McGee and Jim Hartz. Walters later spent 25 years as co-host of ABC's news magazine 20/20. She was the first female co-anchor of network evening news, working with Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News, and continuing as a contributor to the network news division and its flagship program, ABC World News.

In 1996, Walters was ranked #34 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

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It's a fact that it is much more comfortable to be in the position of the person who has been offended than to be the unfortunate cause of it.
Barbara Walters (b. 1931), U.S. journalist, broadcaster. How to Talk with Practically Anybody About Practically Anything, ch. 6 (1970).
Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
Barbara Walters (20th century), U.S. journalist. How to Talk With Practically Anybody about Practically Anything, ch. 4 (1970).
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.
Barbara Walters (b. 1931), U.S. journalist, broadcaster. Quoted in Newsweek (New York, May 6, 1974).

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