Barbara Walters: She Broke Barriers for Women as a Co-Host of the “Today” Show and as a Network News Anchor

From a New York Times obit by Alessandra Stanley headlined “Barbara Walters, a First Among TV Newswomen, Is Dead at 93”:

Barbara Walters, who broke barriers for women as the first female co-host of the “Today” show and the first female anchor of a network evening news program, and who as an interviewer of celebrities became one herself, helping to blur the line between news and entertainment, died on Friday. She was 93.

Her death was reported by ABC News, where she was a longtime anchor and created the talk show “The View.”