Pop TV icon Barbara Walters has died at age 93. CEO of the Walt Disney Company said in a statement: "Barbara was a true legend, a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself. She was a one-of-a-kind reporter who landed many of the most important interviews of our time, from heads of state to the biggest celebrities and sports icons. I had the pleasure of calling Barbara a colleague for more than three decades, but more importantly, I was able to call her a dear friend. She will be missed by all of us at The Walt Disney Company, and we send our deepest condolences to her daughter, Jacqueline.”
So I am always a personal fan of committment and resiliance. Some of my favorite artists are 50 Cent because of his tenacity to continue after getting shot 9 times, Sylvester Stallone for taking his acting career into his own hands after getting rejected by movie studios to create the "Rocky" franchise and I don't think people actually KNOW the story of Barbara Walters. I saw a portion of a show yesterday which explained she was only going to be a co-host even after 9 years working along somebody who passed away in her respective field. ABC at the time told her the pnly way she could have a interview was when she left the studio. This is why most of her interviews were OUT of the studio, shortly after. Where there is a will there is a way. That is the reason you always saw her out of the studio interviewing people at their homes and it created a trend in which Oprah followed later on down the road. Remember, it's never the color of our skin, its the content of our character. Rest in Peace.