Was the "Today" (1952) show's first female co-host.
First ever female to anchor a news broadcast on a major network when she and Harry Reasoner were co-anchors on "ABC Evening News" (1953) in 1976.
Daughter Jacqueline Dena Guber was born 14 June 1968. She was adopted by Barbara and her then-husband Lee Guber a few days after birth.
Was impersonated by Gilda Radner and Cheri Oteri on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
Interviewed John Wayne on January 10, 1979, about six months before he died.
Inducted into the Television Academy Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame in 1990.
Lifetime Achievement Award from International Women's Media Foundation in 1991.
Honored by the American Museum of the Moving Image in 1992.
Lifetime Achievement Award from Women's Project and Productions in 1993.
Honored by Museum of Television and Radio in 1996, for her contributions to broadcast journalism.
Named one of the "Best Dressed Stars of All-time" by People magazine, Sept. 2000.
Adopted daughter (with Lee Guber) Jackie Walters Danforth operates a self-discovery program for troubled girls that combines outdoor living with clinical therapy that she founded in 2001 called "New Horizons".
Donates $1 million toward a gallery to be named for her in new Heimbold Visual Arts Center at her alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College, at Yonkers, NY campus, May 2002.
In mid 2003, country singer Brad Paisley released a single titled "Celebrity," which he makes a reference to Barbara by saying "I'll get to cry to Barbara Walters when things don't go my way" referring to the celebrities who she interviews, the song turned out to be a major country radio hit.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 14, 2007.
In 2008, she was asked publicly whom she would spent time with, if the world were ending. With family or friends not an option, she answered interviewing Osama bin Laden.
Underwent heart surgery to repair a leaky heart valve on May 12, 2010.
Her second cousin, Nancy Shevell, is engaged to marry Paul McCartney and Walter says she considers her 'like a second child to me.' [August, 2011].