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Born: September 25, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Began career as writer for local East Coast TV stations
1961:
Worked as writer and researcher for NBC's "Today" show
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Became NBC's regular "Today Girl"
1966:
Appeared on episodic basis on NBC's "Today"
1972:
Was only woman reporter in press group that accompanied President Nixon on his historic trip to China
1974:
Co-anchored (with Jim Hartz) NBC's "Today"
1976:
Hosted first primetime "Barbara Walters Special" with guests Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, and Barbra Streisand and her then-companion Jon Peters
1976:
Co-anchored "ABC Evening News" with Harry Reasoner
1977:
Arranged first joint interview with Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin
1978:
Served as correspondent for ABC's "World News Tonight"
1984:
Co-hosted ABC newsmagazine "20/20" with Hugh Downs; added second night of show 1997
1997:
Co-created, co-executive produced, and co-hosted hit daytime talk and information program "The View" (ABC)
2001:
Served as a producer of syndicated talk show "Iyanla"
2007:
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
2008:
Published memoir <i>Audition</I>

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