Barbara Walters' 20th annual collection of "most fascinating people." This year's list includes Seth MacFarlane; Chris Christie; Gabby Douglas; E.L. James; Hillary Clinton; Ben Affleck; and One Direction.
Barbara Walters' 19th annual collection of "most fascinating people." This year's list includes Simon Cowell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family," Derek Jeter, the Kardashian family, Pippa Middleton, Katy Perry and Donald Trump.
President Bill Clinton, David Letterman, Robin Williams, Charlie Rose and Regis Philbin relate their experiences with open-heart surgery with Barbara Walters, who also discusses her own May 2010 aortic-valve replacement. Walters also talks to physicians who present information about heart disease, including how women's symptoms can differ from men's.
Oprah Winfrey reviews the last 25 years of her life, both personally and professionally, in an interview taped at her home and at Harpo Studios in Chicago. Winfrey also discusses her Oprah Winfrey Network (set to debut in January 2011) and previews some of its shows. Also: highlights from Winfrey's syndicated daytime talk show.
Barbara Walters' 18th annual collection of "most fascinating people" includes Justin Bieber, Sandra Bullock, LeBron James, the "Jersey Shore" cast, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Middleton, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Gen. David Petraeus and Betty White. The No. 1 choice is announced on the program.
Barbara Walters interviews Best Actress nominee Sandra Bullock and Best Supporting Actress nominee Mo'Nique in her final Oscar-night special. Walters also reviews highlights of past Oscar-night interviews, dating back to 1981. Interviewees include Cher, Anthony Hopkins, Steven Spielberg, Halle Berry, Renee Zellweger, Diane Keaton, George Clooney, Sophia Loren, Helen Mirren, President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, and Kim Basinger.
Walters' 17th annual "Most Fascinating People" special. Included: Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Tyler Perry, Kate Gosselin, Sarah Palin, talk-show host Glenn Beck, the NFL's Brett Favre, South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford and Michael Jackson's children (Paris, Prince Michael I and Prince Michael II). The final person is announced on the program.
Walters' 16th annual "10 Most Fascinating People" special. This year's list includes transgender mom Thomas Beatie, Tom Cruise, Miley Cyrus, Tina Fey, Frank Langella, Rush Limbaugh, Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Michael Phelps and Will Smith. The No. 1 choice is announced on the program.
An interview with President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. Scheduled topics include the economic crisis, foreign policy, presidential appointments and the Obama family's impending move to the White House.
Walters' annual “10 Most Fascinating People” special. Choices include Victoria and David Beckham, Justin Timberlake, Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Hudson, former president Bill Clinton, and MySpace moguls Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe. Also: Walters interviews Don Imus.
Walters' Academy Awards-night show features nominees Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren and Eddie Murphy, as well as Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres. It's no job for the faint of heart, DeGeneres concedes, and she tells Walters what she plans to do differently. Murphy and Mirren discuss the risks they took for their roles in “Dreamgirls” and “The Queen,” respectively; and Hudson remarks that she wouldn't have landed her “Dreamgirls” role had she won “American Idol.”
Walters' annual “10 Most Fascinating People” special. The lineup includes Andre Agassi; Sacha Baron Cohen; Patrick Dempsey; Terri Irwin (the widow of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin); Jay-Z; Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt; Rev. Joel Osteen; John Ramsey (JonBenet's father); and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The No. 1 most fascinating person is announced on the show.
The conclusion of a retrospective on Walters' specials counting down the 30 biggest “mistakes” she and her guests have made in them. Featured: Nos. 15 through 1, which include Demi Moore teaching Walters to dance like a stripper, and Walters addressing Arnold Schwarzenegger by another celebrity's name.
A two-part retrospective on Walters' specials during the 30 years she has been with ABC counts down the 30 biggest “mistakes” she and her guests have made in them. Part 1 features Nos. 30 through 16, including the time she asked Katharine Hepburn: “What kind of tree do you want to be?” Walters is also seen asking Patrick Dempsey, Don Johnson, Ricky Martin and Liam Neeson about how and when they lost their virginity.
Walters jumps the gun on Oscar night (by four days) to interview Director and Supporting Actor nominee George Clooney, as well as Patrick Dempsey, Mariah Carey and Matthew McConaughey. Clooney says he expects Paul Giamatti and Ang Lee to win in his categories. Dempsey juggles a tour of the “Grey's Anatomy” set with confessions about past on-set problems. McConaughey tells Walters he sleeps in the nude and assesses his chances for marriage, while Carey talks about her divorce.
“Heaven: Where Is It? How Do We Get There?” This road map to the afterlife, as viewed by various religions, also examines contrarian views of skeptics and neutral views of scientists. “Is [heaven] an actual place, or a myth made up to give life meaning?” asks host Barbara Walters, who interviews Catholic, Protestant, Islamic and Jewish clergy (including Rabbi Jackie Mason), the Dalai Lama, Buddhist Richard Gere, and people who say they have had near-death experiences, including Elizabeth Taylor.
The lineup for “The Ten Most Fascinating People of 2005” includes Tom Cruise, Teri Hatcher, Lance Armstrong, Kanye West, Michael Jackson's lawyer Tom Mesereau, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Jamie Foxx and Dakota Fanning. The No. 1 most fascinating person is announced on the show.
The 24th annual Oscar chatfest features Jamie Foxx, a double-nominee for Best Actor (“Ray”) and Best Supporting Actor (“Collateral”), Teri Hatcher (“Desperate Housewives”) and Will Ferrell. Included: brief biographies of the stars and clips of their work.
The annual Oscar special features nominees Nicolas Cage (“Adaptation”), Renee Zellweger (“Chicago”) and Julianne Moore (“The Hours”; “Far from Heaven”). Included: brief biographies of the actors and clips from their films.
Walters picks “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2002.” Included: Maryland police chief Charles Moose; Oscar winner Halle Berry; nutritionist Dr. Robert C. Atkins; Ozzy Osbourne; talk-show host Dr. Phil McGraw; Olympic gold medal-winning skater Sarah Hughes; actor Tobey Maguire. Also: profiles of Queen Elizabeth II and Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins.