"I think there is no point arguing with a woman," he said, about a quote Walters brought up from his wife describing him as "intense."It was the first time an American journalist had interviewed Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez since he had called President Bush "the devil" a year before.
Joining Winfrey will be 25 women journalists who were influenced by Walters including Jane Pauley, Katie Couric, Connie Chung, Maria Shriver and Robin Roberts.
Barbara Walters arranged a historic joint interview with Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin for ABC News in 1977.
After interviewing them separately, Begin approached Sadat saying, "For the sake of our friend Barbara, will you do the interview together?
Her latest get: an interview with Donald Sterling's girlfriend V. Barbara Walters created "The View" (with producer Bill Geddie), a daytime talk show aimed at women. In an interview with 's Ramin Setoodeh, Walters noted the importance of the Lewinsky interview.
The show's first co-hosts were Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos and Barbara Walters. A record 74 million people saw Barbara Walters' interview with Monica Lewinsky. “It’s the biggest interview I’ve ever done,” Walters said. I think Monica’s story is very interesting, because everybody else has been able to move on.
"What will you tell your children, when you have them? I’m touched by the fact that she hasn’t been able to.”Barbara Walters interviewed Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2001.She grilled him about his past career as a KGB spy." It took two years for Barbara Walters to land a coveted interview with Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Barbara Walters interviewed the Shah of Iran in his palace in 1977, two years before he was overthrown in a popular revolution. We can always have some exceptions."Barbara Walters recalled her 1981 "20/20" interview with Katharine Hepburn as one of her biggest gaffes."My concept of freedom of the press is not yours," Castro told her. Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi talked bluntly about his feelings about women and even his wife. "What kind of a tree are you, if you think you're a tree? Hepburn, ever classy, replied, "I would like to be an oak tree."So you don't feel that women are in that sense equal, if they have the same intelligence or ability? It's very strong and pretty."Barbara Walters' exclusive interview with the King of Pop covered the paparazzi, Princess Diana and the tabloids."I don't want this to sound insulting, I'm going to be straight with you. The way you look, the way you dress, it invites attention," she said. " Barbara Walters' wide-ranging interview subjects included the PLO's Yasser Arafat (pictured), the Kardashians (naming them to her list of Most Fascinating People).