Barbara Walters Dies

  

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By:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  15 comments

Barbara Walters Dies

Barbara Walters, legendary tv interviewer of the famous and powerful US and world leaders, has died today at the age of 93. 


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JohnRussell
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1  author  JohnRussell    one month ago

Young people will not know how extraordinary this woman's time on the news stage was. She interviewed at one time or another every world leader and major political figure of the last third of the 20th century. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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1.1  pat wilson  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

She was awesome.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  author  JohnRussell    one month ago

Barbara Walters: Trailblazing US news anchor dies aged 93

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Pioneering US TV broadcaster Barbara Walters has died aged 93 after a career spanning half a century.

In 1976, she became the first female anchor on an evening news programme, at ABC News.

Walters - who was born in Boston at the outset of the Great Depression in 1929 - won 12 Emmy awards.

As well as every US president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump, she interviewed everyone from Cuba's Fidel Castro to Russia's Vladimir Putin.

ABC News confirmed her death on Friday night.

"I have been blessed with a life I never expected," Walters said back in 2000 as she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

 
 
 
CB
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3  CB     one month ago

 256 A life well lived. BRAVA!!! 256

 
 
 
pat wilson
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4  pat wilson    one month ago

Godspeed Barbara Walters.

 
 
 
shona1
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5  shona1    one month ago

Arvo..

Another one gone who we will not see the likes of again..

She was very well known and liked here.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6  Kavika     one month ago

She was a classic. 

RIP

 
 
 
shona1
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6.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @6    one month ago

Morning Kavika...yes she was..one of few people I could listen to all day..

Well 2023 has now arrived with a thump...the fireworks have been and gone so we are off and running leaving the rest of the world behind once again..

Happy New Year to you and yours and I hope it's a good one for us all ...

 
 
 
CB
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6.1.1  CB   replied to  shona1 @6.1    one month ago

Happy New Year, shona1!

The last call for all those scheduled to depart has taken another 'great one' onboard. Barbara Walters has delivered her final curtain call. And we were all enriched by knowing (of) her!

One more thing: It is a compliment to a life when its biggest 'problem' is simply dying of old age! There was nothing known wrong with 'being' Barbara Walters.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.1.2  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @6.1    4 weeks ago

Happy New Year to you as well, shona.

 
 
 
Ender
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7  Ender    one month ago

RIP

She even took the ribbing she received with grace and dignity...

 
 
 
CB
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7.1  CB   replied to  Ender @7    one month ago

Ahh memories. I could not get enough of the amazing Gilda Ratner back in the day either. Barbara Wa-Wa indeed. I used to love the 'sentimental touch' of that character.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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8  Thrawn 31    one month ago

She held feet to the fire. 

 
 
 
Ender
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8.1  Ender  replied to  Thrawn 31 @8    one month ago

And usually got away with it.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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9  Thrawn 31    one month ago

Im sorry your dead. 

 
 

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