In her bestselling 2009 memoir Audition, Barbara Walters goes behind the scenes of becoming one of the most influential women in the history of television. "It feels to me that my life has been one long audition -- an attempt to make a difference and to be accepted,ā€¯ she reveals with characteristic candor and insight.
In the book, Walters admits to complicated feelings of guilt and shame related to assuming responsibility for Jackie, her mentally challenged sister. The experience drove her to work hard and to learn about compassion and understanding, feelings that would later prove important to her interviewing.
As chief correspondent of ABC News' 20/20 for 20 years, host of The Barbara Walters Specials, and creator, cohost, and coā€“executive producer of ABCā€™s The View, she has interviewed countless stars and leaders including every American President and First Lady since Richard Nixon. Listen in here as she asks deep questions and demands answers of herself.