Pioneering American Broadcaster And TV Interviewer, Barbara Walters, Died Aged 93

The American broadcaster and pioneering TV interviewer, Barbara Walters, has died at the age of 93.

She made headlines in 1976 when she became the first woman to present a flagship evening news programme and was known for her high-profile interviews with world leaders and celebrities alike.

US entertainment journalist Sean Mandell says she became as famous as the people she interviewed:

“She was a household name in and of itself. A Barbara-Walters-interview became synonymous with a certain type of style: that it was celebrity, it was big, it was juicy, it had a little bit of tabloid edge to it”.

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