American journalist and television legend Barbara Walters has died at the age of 93, according to ABC News.
She made headlines when, in 1976, she became the first anchor of the evening news on ABC News.
During her five-decade career at NBC and later ABC, she has received twelve Emmy Awards, including eleven during the more than three decades she has been working for ABC.
Walters last appeared as a co-host on “The View” in 2014, but she continued as the show’s producer, giving several interviews, as well as for ABC News after that as well.
Over the years, she has interviewed big names like Fidel Castro, Vladimir Putin, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Donald Trump.
Walters has earned a reputation for asking tough questions.
– I asked Vladimir Putin if he ordered someone to be killed. She said no, she said.
After Castro’s death in 2016, Walters released a statement saying that Castro described the two interviews with him as “flaming discussions”.
– On these occasions he made it clear to me that he is an absolute dictator and that he strongly opposes democracy. She told him that what we disagreed with most was the meaning of freedom.
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In 1999, 74 million viewers watched Walters’ interview with Monica Lewinsky about his relationship with then-President Bill Clinton. Toward the end of the interview, Walters asked Lewinsky:
What will you tell your children when you have them?
– Mom made a big mistake, Lewinsky replied.
Walters then commented:
– This is a general understatement.
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