In 1966, Walters interviewed Harry Golden, an American Jewish writer and newspaper publisher who spoke out against racial segregation.
Billy Wilder was a filmmaker best known for The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot. Walters interviews him in 1966.
In 1969, Walters interviewed the Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir.
Walters spoke to Mamie Eisenhower in 1970 about life at the White House and her late husband, President Eisenhower.
It was 1973 when Walters visited the Kennedys on the two-year anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Here, she talks with Ted Kennedy.
1971: Walters speaks to Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell. Martha would later expose information about the Watergate scandal to the press and media.
In 1974, Walters interviewed Charles Colson, Special Counsel to President Nixon and a partcipant in the Watergate Scandal.
Barbara Walters with Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor under Presidents Nixon and Ford.
Writer Truman Capote brought his cat to meet Walters.
1970, Walters interviews Richard Nixon. Later she would be the first to interview him live after he left office.
Walters talks to Tricia Nixon, President Nixon's eldest daughter, at the White House.
A gathering of pioneers: Feminist women Congresswoman/Official Delegate to Democratic Convention Bella Abzug, feminist/public relations executive Liz Carpenter, NBC News' Barbara Walters, feminist/journalist Gloria Steinem, writer/feminist Betty Friedan at the 1972 Democratic National Convention at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida.
At the 1972 Republican Convention, Barbara Walters talks to actor/singer Sammy Davis Jr. who, at that point, was just getting known as "Mister Show Business" due to his work in Las Vegas.
Rosalind Russell was known for playing Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame. Barbara Walters interviewed her in 1974 as a guest host on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Barbara Walters and Fidel Castro cross the Bay of Pigs in an ABC News Special in 1977.
Barbara Walters interviews Gerald and Betty Ford at the White House in 1967.
In 1977, Barbara Walters interviewed the Shah of Iran at his palace. "Does the CIA play any part in [Iran] today?" She asked, straight up. "Do they in any case give this country money?" The Shah said yes. You can watch the full interview here.
One of Barbara Walters' most historic interviews took place between Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin for ABC News. It was the first time an Egyptian president was visiting Israel since its founding.
Actor Richard Pryor was interviewed by Barbara Walters the day he got out of the hospital after accidentally lighting himself on fire in 1980.
A more informal question session: Barbara Walters hangs out with Ronald Reagan at his Santa Barbara Ranch, 1981.
It's summer, what is there to say: Fashion designer Ralph Lauren and his wife, therapist Ricky Lauren, speak with television journalist Barbara Walters at a boardwalk party in the Hamptons, July 1984.
Barbara Walters interviewed heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson and his wife, actress Robin Givens, on The Barbara Walters Special.
Givens described her eight-month marriage as 'pure hell' and 'worse than anything I could possibly imagine,' as Tyson listened. A week after the interview aired, the actress filed for divorce.
In 1992, President George H.W. Bush spoke to Barbara Walters amidst an attractive garden of carnations.
Barbara Walters asked Mark David Chapman point blank: "Why did you kill John Lennon?" when she interviewed him at the Attica Correctional Center in 1992.
Whitney Houston talked to Barbara Walters about her marriage; the unfair treatment by the press; and her early musical influences from her New Jersey home in 1993.
Barbara Walters spoke to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1995.
"Did you feel you were in competition with Hillary Clinton?" Again, Barbara Walters asked the questions everyone wanted to know when she interviewed Monica Lewinsky in 1999.
In 2003, Barbara Walters was granted an exclusive interview with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton who was launching her 'Living History' book tour at the time.
Not exactly an interview, but we assume Walters asked great questions anyway when she chatted with Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan at an American Museum of Natural History opening in 2003.
Walters spent time on the ranch with then-Presidential candidate Governor George W. Bush and Laura Bush in Crawford, Texas, 2000.
In 2001, Barbara Walters talked to Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's Kremlin. Her last question was, famously, "how many people have you killed?"
In October 2003, Martha Stewart addressed the controversy swirling around her as she prepared to go to trial. It was her first interview since being indicted. Stewart told Barbara Walters, 'Who wouldn't be scared? Of course I'm scared. The last place I would ever want to go is to prison. And I don't think I will be going to prison though.' She did spend some time in prison, but built her lifestyle empire back up after the fall.
Barbara Walters interviewed President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez in 2007, the first time he had been interviewed by an American television journalist since he was in the U.S. for the United Nations and called President Bush “the devil."
Walters interviewed President Bill Clinton for her 'Most Fascinating People of 2007' feature.
In 2008 actor Patrick Swayze gave his first television interview since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier that year. He and his wife Lisa Niemi spoke exclusively to Barbara Walters.
Barbara Walters interviewed former Vice Presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and met her family for 'Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009,'
Lady Baba interviews Lady Gaga for 'Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009.'
Actor, director, producer and author Tyler Perry talked to Walters for 'Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009.'
President Barack Obama shares a moment with Walters on The View in 2010.
Jennifer Lopez talked to Walters for her annual feature, the 'Most Fascinating People of 2010.'
Back when he was somewhat charming, Barbara Walters interviewed teen sensation Justin Bieber. They sat backstage at the Izod Arena in New Jersey, for 'Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010.'
Betty White was another star in 'Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010.'
Proud fathers Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish talked exclusively to Barbara Walters in 2011. It was their first major U.S. television interview since son Zachary was born.
In 2011, Barbara Walters told the stories of four surprisingly different billionaires, finding out how they made it and how they give back. Here, she visits Lynn Tilton, who specializes in buying companies and breathing new life into them.
As part of the same 'Billionaire Secrets" series, Barbara paid a visit to John Paul DeJoria, a once homeless visionary who built two iconic companies: Paul Mitchell hair care and Patron Spirits tequila.
In December 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad sat down with Barbara Walters for his first exclusive on-camera interview with an American journalist since the uprising in Syria began the previous year.
Transgender beauty contestant Jenna Talackova spoke exclusively to Barbara Walters in her first interview since she made international headlines for being disqualified from the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition because she was not a 'naturally born female.”
In 2013, Barbara Walters interviewed comedian Tracy Morgan for 'Rock 'n Royalty, Billboard's All-Stars.'
First Lady Michelle Obama spent time with Barbara Walters on The View.