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Saturday

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December 2014

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Barbara Walters Interview With Howard Stern: LISTEN NOW

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Two of entertainment’s greatest interview titans came together for a special moment in time, and the interview is below for your listening enjoyment. Enjoy as Howard Stern asks Barbara Walters about an affair with Fidel Castro, an attraction to Richard Nixon, and her legendary career. Tune in for Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Wednesday

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September 2013

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Friday

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August 2013

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Joy Behar Leaves The View — Is Elisabeth Hasselbeck Jealous?

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When two of your star players exit within months of one another, one can’t help but compare their goodbye parties. Joy Behar basically got a Presidential sendoff, while Elisabeth Hasselbeck got a simple, “see ya later.” I realize Behar has been there longer, but the sharp difference begs the question — did Hasselbeck have bad blood with the ladies? Watch a clip from Behar’s last day below.

Wednesday

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July 2013

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Wednesday

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July 2013

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says Goodbye: New Room with a View

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Despite the world of criticism she received for her polarizing public opinions, she sure stood firm, and for that — Elisabeth Hasselbeck deserves praise on her way out. It isn’t easy being the only Republican on a power-house panel, and she was certainly unafraid to speak her mind. Hasselbeck will be joining Fox & Friends in September. Watch her goodbye speech below.

Monday

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May 2013

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Monday

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May 2013

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Barbara Walters Retires — THE.END.OF.AN.ERA

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This news hit me hard. Barbara Walters is my favorite interviewer in history, and getting an extra dose of her on The View has made for a consistent daily treat. In fact, when she’s not there, I quickly change the channel. I should have predicted the announcement, even though I was holding out hope that she’d pull a Mike Wallace and work for infinity. Her interview-style is um-matched asking short, poignant questions sans judgment, and getting more information than anyone else while doing it. She’s the queen. But this time around, there will be no one else to take her throne. Watch some of her most memorable interviews below.

Thursday

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May 2013

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Chris Cuomo Gets Criticized for Amanda Knox Interview — WATCH A CLIP

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It is an interviewer’s job to get the information, not to re-try a case. And Chris Cuomo learned that lesson the hard way with his recent Amanda Knox interview on CNN. He acted as a cross-examiner, excitingly pushing the prosecution’s theories about Knox’s “deviant sexual activities” with an undertone of judgment. Not even Barbara Walters passed judgment during her interviews with some of the worst tyrants in history. Cuomo should take a note from her book. He got in the way of the interview, and as a result, the subsequent press is more about him than Knox. I’ve been a Cuomo fan for some time, so I’ll give him a pass — but let’s hope he learned a lesson.

Wednesday

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August 2012

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Barbara Walters on the Queen of England: “She Doesn’t Know How to Smile”

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Not a day goes by where I don’t count my blessings for getting a daily dose of Barbara Walters on ‘The View.’ Yesterday was particularly special, because Walters took a moment to make a hilarious point about the Queen’s inability to smile. “There were these adorable children [at the Olympics] who were singing, ‘God Save the Queen,'” she said. “Would it have killed her [to smile]?” she said. Watch below.

Thursday

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June 2012

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Barbara Walters in Hot Water Over Assad’s Aide

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I’d rather not report on this story because I’m so in love with Barbara Walters, and anything that infringes on that love is heart-breaking. But since I’m a real “online journalist,” I will roll up my sleeves and do the dirty work. In short, Walters got herself in hot water for befriending the press aide of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, presumably to land an interview. Assad fired his aide shortly after the Walters interview, allegedly because he was unhappy with her hard-ball questions about his acts of violence. In a series of email exchanges that have now been exposed, Walters tried to land her a job at a news station and she also used her connections to pull some weight with the Columbia admissions board to ensure her entrance. Neither attempt worked, but it doesn’t look good for Walters, who has subsequently apologized for the “conflict of interest.” Unfortunately or fortunately in today’s world of journalism, you can’t cajole/bribe your way into an interview without getting caught. And that’s exactly what happened. Should I give her the benefit of the doubt and assume the aide was exceptionally qualified?