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Barbara Walters

Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning ... More »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 newsmagazine (20/20), former co-anchor of the ABC World News, and current 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 newsmagazine 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. Walters was born in 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts to Louis "Lou" Walters and his wife, Dena Seletsky, both of whom were Jewish and descendants of refugees from the... [ Wikipedia ]

Mayoral First Couple Talk About Love and Hard Times

Chirlane McCray looks on as her husband, Mayor Bill de Blasio, gives Barbara Walters a city proclamation on “The View.” Credit Lou Rocco/ABC In his first few months as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio has rarely passed up a chance to dote on his wife, Chirlane McCray, from behind a ...

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Debbie Matenopoulos reveals she eloped in Greece, is expecting first child

Matenopoulos, a former co-host on 'The View,' will return to send off Barbara Walters when she retires. Surprise! Debbie Matenopoulos is a wife —and almost a mother! The former "View" co-host, 39, confirmed to the Daily News that she tied the knot with photographer Jon Falcone last ...

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Hillary, Obama and the media: Reducing politics to sex and race

Barbara Walters, who is stepping down from "The View" next month, acknowledges that the daytime show has no right-leaning voice since Elizabeth Hasselbeck left for Fox News. Once she leaves, Walters told Variety, “we need a conservative voice. We do try to present a different ...

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Belle Knox, Duke University Porn Performer, Becomes Media Star and Target

But when Knox mentioned that she began watching porn at age 12, and Barbara Walters asked if she did so with her parents (assuming abuse? ), and everybody (quite naturally) laughed at the absurdity of it all — that’s when things get really weird. As Knox rather sweetly put it later in ...

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Lorde's amazing meet-and-greet, and more news to note – The Marquee Blog

In honor of it being Barbara Walters' last day, the talk show's bringing back every single one of its former hosts. [ EW ] Word has it that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are expecting a girl! If it's true, we're hoping against hope they name the baby Jackie. [ Us Weekly ] This trailer ...

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Rosie O'Donnell shows off 50-pound weight loss in selfie

O'Donnell is set to return to "The View" for an enormous reunion of all 11 hosts of the show past and present to send off Barbara Walters when she retires from TV on May 15...

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Hillary Clinton’s new book, ‘Hard Choices,’ sets up battle of network stars for interviews

) ABC’s pitch is likely to involve Diane Sawyer, the anchor of the network’s signature news program, “World News.” Sawyer often competes for big interviews with her fellow ABC news stars Barbara Walters and George Stephanopoulos, but this time she has a clear field. Walters is ...

Debbie Matenopoulos Reveals She's Married and Pregnant

The two met through mutual friends in... Barbara Walters' final episode of The View is coming soon and the whole gang is saying one hearty goodbye. Like all the former and current hosts! For the first time, all ELEVEN ladies who co-hosted The View will share the stage for one EPIC chat! ...

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The Ever-Evolving Transgender Revolution

We could even compare the Carmen Carrera/Laverne Cox interview on Katie Couric's show against an interview with Barbara Walters and Jenna Talackova from 2012. The differences in how the questions are asked, and how the answers are given and responded to, as well as the attitudes ...

'Bad Teacher' Review: CBS Comedy Mixes Class and Crass

See video: ‘The Talk’ Co-Host Sara Gilbert on Barbara Walters’ Retirement: ‘She's a Legend’ Hardly a candidate for educator of the year, Meredith is prone to using her students to front for her in the classroom and finding the slightest pretext for meeting more rich daddies. She ...

Barbara Walters Fast Facts

(CNN) -- Here's a look at Barbara Walters's life. Other Facts: Walters has interviewed every U.S. president and first lady since Richard and Pat Nixon through Barack and Michelle Obama. Other notable interviews include Fidel Castro, a joint interview with Israel's Prime Minister ...

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New York mayor declares May 16 'Barbara Walters Day'

Barbara Walters receives her mayoral proclamation from Bill de Blasio on "The View. " (Lou Rocco / ABC / April 23, 2014) May 16 is Walters' final day on "The View" and her last day as TV personality. The 84-year-old broadcaster is planning to retire when her time on the show she ...

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What’s On Friday

Barbara Walters, Helen Gurley Brown, Phil Donahue and Larry King weigh in. 8 P.M. (Fox) KITCHEN NIGHTMARES Gordon Ramsay begins a new season revisiting the site of an old disaster: Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, Ariz., the only restaurant he has walked out on. Then he heads to ...

Proposal to change Miami Beach High name to honor late principal proves polarizing

Famed television personality Barbara Walters, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales all have at least one thing in common: They graduated from Miami Beach Senior High. But should it be said that they are alumni of Solomon Lichter/Miami Beach Senior ...

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