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Barbara Walters

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The Resume

    (September 25, 1931- )
    First female news co-anchor on a major network (ABC Evening News with Harry Reasoner) (1976-78)
    33rd host of the 'Today Show' (1961-76)
    Co-Anchor 20/20
    Creator and star of 'The View' (1997-May 16, 2014)
    Wrote 'How to Talk to Anybody about Practically Anything' and 'Audition'
    Hosted 'Not for Women Only'
    Acted in 'Crazy Mama,' 'Rock 'n' Roll High School,' and 'Goin South'

Why she might be annoying:

    She created The View.
    She publicly humiliated Debbie Matenopoulos by firing her from The View, saying she's always welcome back, but never offered her an invitation.
    Her questions are usually softballs, and when someone is in trouble, they want her as their interviewer.
    She has a speech impediment, pronouncing 'R' like 'W' and over pronounces her 'G.'
    She is twice divorced and annulled another marriage.
    She had a face lift.
    She was a light smoker.
    As a child, she tap danced under the name Babs Elliot.
    She does not like being photographed on her right side.
    She is a vegetarian.
    She asked Katharine Hepburn, what kind of tree would you be.
    She likes to get her guests to cry, because it's good for ratings.
    Her interview with Monica Lewinsky is one of the highest rated programs in TV history.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She has great legs and looks incredible for a woman in her seventies.
    She inspired Gilda Radner of Saturday Night Lives Baba Wawa impression.
    She graduated Sarah Lawrence College.
    She is a workaholic.
    When her father had a heart-attack, he was forced into bankruptcy, she then become her parents' financial support.
    She dated Alan Greenspan in the '70s.
    She adopted her daughter, Jacqueline (1968), who she named for her slightly retarded sister who died.
    She once went undercover, dressed as a playboy bunny.
    Despite knowing that Harry Reasoner detested her (or for that matter anyone he would have had to share anchoring the news with), she did not bad mouth him.
    See related: The View, Joy Behar, Star Jones, Lisa Ling, Debbie Matenopoulis and Meredith Vieira.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 175 Votes: 44.00% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 145 Votes: 64.14% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 119 Votes: 54.62% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 261 Votes: 62.07% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3787 Votes: 64.83% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 408 Votes: 83.58% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 537 Votes: 83.24% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 76 Votes: 51.32% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1113 Votes: 64.60% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 1004 Votes: 70.12% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 165 Votes: 74.55% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 90 Votes: 78.89% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 430 Votes: 70.23% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 746 Votes: 46.11% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 1076 Votes: 78.07% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 1000 Votes: 73.80% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 2392 Votes: 76.25% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1953 Votes: 70.10% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1090 Votes: 66.88% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 5251 Votes: 69.95% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 13299 Votes: 78.58% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6226 Votes: 78.01% Annoying