“Be so good, just work so hard, whatever it is, that you become invaluable.” Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters was indeed so good that she became invaluable, not only to women with aspirations of reporting, writing, or finding a space in broadcasting, but to audiences worldwide who tuned in to watch Barbara Walters. Her interviews were phenomenal, she knew how to relax even the fanciest of folks, revealing aspects about their lives with ease. She was tough without being tacky, delivering questions with her signature phonetic cadence and tone.

A Barbara Walters interview was something special, and so was she. During her 93 trips around the sun, Barbara Walters was praised and parodied, yet without her incredible work ethic, in a completely male dominated industry, there would not have been the space for the women we see today. Thank you for sharing your light Barbara Walters.

Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna – or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.

Barbara Walters

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