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Barbara Walters
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Dennis Abrams
  • From the Series: Women of Achievement
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604136863
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-686-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 070
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Barbara Walters is the most unexpected of television pioneers. The daughter of a nightclub owner, she possessed a pronounced Boston accent and a slight speech impediment—making her an unlikely candidate for a career in the polished world of television journalism, especially at a time when jobs for women in television news were few and far between. Yet, in her nearly 50-year career, Barbara Walters has broken barriers for women journalists everywhere. As the first female cohost of the Today show and the first coanchor of a nightly news show, she has helped to reshape not only the role of women in television news but also the perception of women in society at large. Read more about this pioneering role model for generations of female journalists in Barbara Walters: Television Host and Producer.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Further resources. Notes. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Dennis Abrams attended Antioch College, where he majored in English and communications. A voracious reader since the age of three, Abrams is a freelance writer who lives in Houston, Texas.

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