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We knew it was coming — the day Barbara Walters would have to put a button on one of the most legendary careers in broadcasting. But still, we were sad to hear the news last week that she’d be retiring in 2014. To be honest, our first real memory of Baba Wawa was Gilda Radner’s impression of her on Saturday Night Live when we were little kids.
But over the years we came to understand that she was way more than a late night comedy sketch joke. In fact, it’s safe to say that Walters is one of the most trailblazing female journalists of all time. And, let’s face it, she’s had some kick ass hair dos.
From her early time as a Today girl to her celebrity probing Oscar specials to creating The View, Babs has done it all. Here’s the woman in her own words talking about some of her career highlights:
On Her Work on the Today Show
On What Makes a Barbara Walter’s Question
On the Barbara Walters Specials
On Coming to Terms with Gilda Radner's "Baba Wawa"
On Creating The View
On Paving the Way for Women in Journalism