MAKING HISTORY: Barbara Walters Co-Anchors Network Evening News
In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS.
Today we look back to the first time a woman co-anchored the network news, Barbara Walters. It's hard to imagine now how one of America's most celebrated interviewers could ever have felt like she was failing, but Walters recalls a difficult struggle making her way through the "cement ceiling" to where she is today as one of the most recognized and trusted faces in TV journalism.
From a co-anchor who would not accept her based on her gender to bad press, Walters pushed through it with the support of women who looked to her as an inspiration. Today, you can't tune-in to a news program without seeing a woman in at least one of the anchor seats.
Walter's career spans five decades and hundreds of groundbreaking interviews. She continues to co-host The View, a program she created which has not one, not two, but five female hosts.