TV journalism matriarch Barbara Walters will be hanging up her mic in May 2014.
Over her 52-year career, she’s interviewed every US President and First Lady since Richard and Pat Nixon, Hollywood icons, world leaders, dictators, Justin Bieber, and even a member of the tribe or two.
Here’s a look back at some of her top interviews.
1. Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat
In 1977, Walters convinced Begin and Sadat to sit down together for their first joint interview ever. Watch her talk about how she managed it.
2. Steven Spielberg
Walters interviewed the celebrated director right after “Schindler’s List,” to talk about his Jewish heritage, and how he decided to make the film.
3. Barbra Streisand
Watch Barbra give Barbara a tour of her Tiffany lamp collection.
4. Monica Lewinsky
This interview was watched by an astonishing 74 million viewers, a first in the history of news shows.
5. David and Victoria Beckham
Barbara Walters interviewed “the sexiest couple in the world” after they moved to the US in 2007.
6. Elizabeth Taylor.
That time Liz Taylor talked about sex, husbands, love, marriage…oh wait.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Barbara Walters Interviews The Tribe