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Author: Barbara Walters; Bernadette Dunne; Books on Tape, Inc.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2008.
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Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: "I want to be you." My stock reply is always: "Then you have to take the whole package." And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that "whole package," in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)230733493
Named Person: Barbara Walters; Barbara Walters; Barbara Walters
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Walters; Bernadette Dunne; Books on Tape, Inc.
ISBN: 9781415943687 1415943680
OCLC Number: 232120493
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 26:46:07.
Performer(s): Read by Bernadette Dunne.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 384694 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Lou, Dena, and my princess grandmother --
My childhood --
"Skinnymalinkydink" --
Sixty-three cents --
The pistachio green house --
New York, New York --
Miami at war --
"A very normal girl" --
Sarah Lawrence --
Television 101 --
Bad choices --
It gets worse --
Television 102 and a strange marriage proposal --
Passage to India --
A funeral and a wedding --
Thirteen weeks to thirteen years --
Becoming Barbara Walters --
Garland, Capote, Rose Kennedy, and Princess Grace --
Born in my heart --
Dean Rusk, Golda Meir, Henry Kissinger, and Prince Philip --
Sad times in Florida --
Winning Nixon, losing Sinatra --
Exit Hugh, enter McGee --
Marriage on the rocks --
Historic journey : China with Nixon --
A dead marriage and the Dead Sea --
Resignation in Washington. Victory in New York --
Fun and games in Washington --
Special men in my life --
Egypt, Israel, and ¡Hola, Castro! --
The million-dollar baby --
"Don't let the bastards get you down" --
Thank heaven! The Specials --
Finally, Fidel --
The historic interview : Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin --
Exit Harry, enter Hugh --
Heartbreak and a new beginning --
The hardest chapter to write --
9/11 and nothing else matters --
Presidents and first ladies : forty years inside the White House --
Heads of state : the good, the bad, and the mad --
Adventures with the most mysterious men --
Murderers --
Uncommon criminals --
Over again, never again --
Celebrities who affected my life --
Monica --
The View --
Exit --
To be continued ...
Responsibility: Barbara Walters.

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Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: "I want to be you." My stock reply is always: "Then you have to take the whole package." And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that "whole package," in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life. Barbara Walters's perception of the world was formed at a very early age. The financial responsibility she felt for her family, the fear, the love--played a large part in the choices she made as she grew up: the friendships she developed, the relationships she had, the marriages she tried to make work. Ultimately, thanks to her drive, combined with a decent amount of luck, she began a career in television. And what a career it has been! Against great odds, Barbara has made it to the top of a male-dominated industry. She was the first woman cohost of the Today show, the first female network news coanchor, the host and producer of countless top-rated Specials, the star of 20/20, and the creator and cohost of The view. She has not just interviewed the world's most fascinating figures, she has become a part of their world. These are just a few of the names that play a key role in Barbara's life, career, and book: Yasir Arafat, Warren Beatty, Menachem Begin, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Roy Cohn, the Dalai Lama, Princess Diana, Katharine Hepburn, King Hussein, Angelina Jolie, Henry Kissinger, Monica Lewinsky, Richard Nixon, Rosie O'Donnell, Christopher Reeve, Anwar Sadat, John Wayne ... the list goes on and on.

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