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Barbara Walters Day: Day dedicated to broadcaster in NYC

Barbara Walters Day: Day dedicated to broadcaster in NYC

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaims May 16 Barbara Walters Day during "The View" appearance.
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Lindsay Lohan co-hosts 'The View'

Lindsay Lohan co-hosts 'The View'

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Barbara Walters welcomed guest co-host Lindsay Lohan to Friday's edition of "The View," calling her "a young woman I have been trying to interview for years."
Karen Butler
Past and present co-hosts will come together to celebrate Barbara Walters on 'The View'

Past and present co-hosts will come together to celebrate Barbara Walters on 'The View'

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- All 11 past and present "The View" co-hosts will come together to celebrate Barbara Walters' retirement in an upcoming special episode.
Annie Martin
Barbara Walters announces retirement date

Barbara Walters announces retirement date

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Barbara Walters will make her final appearance as host on the talk show "The View" on May 16.
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No announcement, but Biden says he's open to challenging Clinton

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hasn't said whether he'll run for president in 2016 but he said he's open to battling Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.
'The View' books Joe Biden as a guest for next week

'The View' books Joe Biden as a guest for next week

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has been booked as a guest on "The View" in New York next week, ABC announced Tuesday.
Barbara Walters: My vibrator is named 'Selfie'

Barbara Walters: My vibrator is named 'Selfie'

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Barbara Walters, 84, has a vibrator, and its name is "Selfie."
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Barbara Walters defends Woody Allen in heated 'View' segment [VIDEO]

Barbara Walters defends Woody Allen in heated 'View' segment [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Barbara Walters defended Woody Allen when the "View" panel discussed renewed allegations that he molested his daughter Dylan Farrow.
Kate Stanton
Rosie O'Donnell to return to 'The View' years after dramatic exit

Rosie O'Donnell to return to 'The View' years after dramatic exit

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The former "View" host left in 2007 after frequent clashes with conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
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Rosie O'Donnell to appear as a guest on 'The View'

Rosie O'Donnell to appear as a guest on 'The View'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Rosie O'Donnell has been booked as a guest on "The View" seven years after leaving the New York chat show where she briefly served as a co-host, Variety said.
Steven Spielberg tops Oprah on Forbes' influential celebrities list

Steven Spielberg tops Oprah on Forbes' influential celebrities list

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and George Lucas topped the magazine's annual list of influential celebrities.
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Jennifer Lawrence is the celebrity of the year (Obviously)

Jennifer Lawrence is the celebrity of the year (Obviously)

Dec. 31 (UPI) -- There's no question about it: 2013 was the year of Jennifer Lawrence.
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Jay Z, Downey Jr. didn't want to be on 'Most Fascinating' list

Jay Z, Downey Jr. didn't want to be on 'Most Fascinating' list

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Jay Z, Robert Downey Jr. and Kristen Stewart declined to appear on Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People" program, Hollywood's RadarOnline said Thursday.
Hillary Clinton named Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating Person of 2013'

Hillary Clinton named Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating Person of 2013'

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The former secretary of state says she still hasn't made up her mind.
Kate Stanton
Jennifer Lawrence: 'It should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV'

Jennifer Lawrence: 'It should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV'

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The "American Hustle" star, one of Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People of 2013," sat down with the veteran journalist to discuss her career and the media's body image problem.
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Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist and author, who has hosted morning television shows (Today and The View), the television newsmagazine (20/20), and co-anchor of the ABC Evening News and correspondent on ABC World News (then ABC Evening News).

Walters was first known as a popular TV morning news anchor for over 10 years on NBC's Today, where she worked with Hugh Downs and later hosts Frank McGee and Jim Hartz. Walters later spent 25 years as co-host of ABC's newsmagazine 20/20. She was the first female co-anchor of network evening news, working with Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News and was later a correspondent for ABC World News Tonight with Charles Gibson.

Walters was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Louis "Lou" Walters and his wife, Dena Seletsky, both of whom were Jewish and descendants of refugees from the former Russian Empire, now Eastern Europe. Walters' paternal grandfather, Isaac Abrahams, was from what is now Łódź, Poland, and first immigrated to England, changing his name to Abraham Walters. Walters' father was born there c. 1896, and moved to the United States with his family in 1900. In 1937, her father opened the New York version of the Latin Quarter; he also was a Broadway producer (he produced the Ziegfeld Follies of 1943). He also was the Entertainment Director for the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he imported the "Folies Bergere" stage show from Paris to the resort's main showroom. Walters' brother, Burton, died in 1932 of pneumonia. Walters' elder sister, Jacqueline, was born mentally disabled and died of ovarian cancer in 1985. Barbara has another half sister, Walda Walters Anderson born to a different mother and Barbara's father, Lou Walters. Walda is now a communications executive.

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