In 1976, receiving an unprecedented annual salary of one million dollars, Walters goes to work on, “Hey Bi Xi” and becomes the first woman – the leading evening news program. In the same year she was selected for the leading presidential debate between President Carter and Ford candidate.
Author: Larisa Ivanova
The journalist, writer, world-known TV presenter Barbara Walters Jill was born September 25, 1929 in Boston, USA. Her older sister and brother died in childhood. Parents – Russian Jews with roots in the beginning of the century to emigrate to America. Barbara’s father, Louis Walters began his career as a manager in a nightclub. However, it is widely deployed operations, and by 1937 had already had a number of night clubs from Boston to Miami Beach, opened in New York, a kind of “Latin Quarter”was also produced on Broadway. As a result, Barbara was able to get a good education at a public school,”Fieldstone”and”Birch Vaten” in New York, and in 1947 graduated from high school in Miami Beach. In 1951 she graduated from Lawrence College in New York with a BA in English.
From an early age, Barbara rotated among artists and other celebrities that impact in the future on its free manner of communication during an interview with the most famous people of our time.
Barbara’s father went bankrupt, lost the state and the mansion. The young girl, Barbara went to work as a journalist in “Teks.MakKrari.”Having worked in the department of broadcasting company”En Bi Xi”and received a reporter’s experience and writing skills, Walters enters the channel”CBS News”, where she is preparing a script for the program “The Morning Show”. In 1955, Barbara marries executive director Robert Henry Katz, but in 1958 they divorced.
In 1961, the TV channel “Al B Cu”Walters invited as a researcher and author of the popular show”Today.” Her task was to reports from prominent women. Over a year of work she gained experience and began to make their own publications on the interview. Ride with the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in India and Pakistan, and written after a trip report, further raised its rating on the television.
In 1963, she married a second time, for theatrical producer Lee Guber. She adopted a daughter Jacqueline Den. In 1976 they divorced. In his autobiography, Barbara Jill Walters wrote that in 1970 she had an affair with Edward Brooke, a married senator from Massachusetts, but they broke up, so as not to spoil the career of both.
By 1964, Walters becomes the leading show in the “Today” with Hugh Downes, and later – Frank Mc Gris, however, Barbara officially received this title only in 1974, when her male colleagues left it. Having proved himself a competent journalist, in 1972 she was chosen as the group’s press correspondents who accompanied President Nixon on his trip to China.
Walters began broadcasting for 11 years, during which time she has perfected his skills and interviewing techniques. In 1975, it awarded the prize “Emmy”as”the best program host».
In 1976, receiving an unprecedented annual salary of one million dollars, Walters goes to work on, “Hey Bi Xi” and becomes the first woman – the leading evening news program. In the same year she was selected for the leading presidential debate between President Carter and Ford candidate. Walters begins to conduct interviews with famous people, the first interview was with President Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. followed by an interview with the Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Sadat Alvar.
An interview that happened, makes the audience cry, Walters brought nationwide fame. Her interview with Monica Lewinsky in 1999 looked 74 million viewers. She interviewed the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his wife – Empress Farah Pahlavi, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, Chinese Zhang Zemin, Margaret Thatcher. Fidel Castro, Indira Gandhi, King Hussein of Jordan, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Michael Jackson, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, and a number of other figures of our time. Her interviews with world leaders is a chronicle of the last part of the twentieth century.
ety marriage Walters Merv Adelson was with, the executive director of “Lorimar Television” in 1986, followed in 1992 by a divorce.
In the course of his work on “Hey Bi Xi”Walters led the news as a commentator, including the inauguration of the president and the September 11, 2001 year. Many of its programs were broadcast around the world. In 2004, she resigned from the television, but there was a reporter,”Hey Bi Xi ‘leading news and special programs.
June 14, 2007 the name was immortalized Walters star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She received the prize “Emmy” award Walt Disney Company and a number of other differences.
Walters is the day “talk shows””Sight”, together in Geddy Bill. She calls the transfer of Women’s Forum”of different generations, past and attitudes.” The program act Whoopi Goldberg. Joy Behar, and other famous women. In 2008, Walters has published his autobiography.