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This past weekend the world of journalism and lovers of the truth dressed in mourning with the death of the legendary Barbara Walters at the age of 93. There were many who had the joy of meeting her, who told a story.
This Monday morning, Karla Martínez, who was telling the sad news with Carlos Calderón, shared the advice that Barbara Walters gave her the day she was invited to sit at the classic table of ‘The View’ nothing more and nothing less than by the side of the journalist who decided, among other reasons, to study and follow in his footsteps.
“I had the honor, the great joy of sitting next to her on ‘The View’, her ABC show, it was a very special moment. because when I was studying the degree, well she was a woman who inspired us all to pursue journalism, to interview, and I told him that she had been an inspiration and she was so grateful“Karla began by telling about the woman who always fought against sexism in journalism.
“I asked him what advice he would give me and he said: ‘Always be true to your essence’... thank you very much for those nice words, I will always carry you in my heart. It was a great, very nice experience, a very confident woman, very prepared, had great control of the television, inspired“, he kept saying.
Another icon of journalism, and of the defense of women within the profession also dedicated a few words to Walters, Oprah, who also assured that without having her as an ancestor, she would not exist.
“Without Barbara Walters there would not have been me or any woman you see on the news in the morning, noon and night, she was indeed a pioneer, i did my first audition on tv with her in mind the whole time. Grateful that she was such a powerful and graceful role model, grateful to have met her“He said in a message that he shared on his Instagram account.
Barbara Walters was born in Boston, beginning in 1929, she became the first American network news anchor.when he joined ABC News in 1976. He won 12 Emmy Awards.
In addition to every US president, from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump, he interviewed controversial leaders like Fidel Castro and Vladimir Putin.
In 1997 he launched the talk and interview program ‘The View’which became a classic, and is still on ABC today, although she stopped presenting it in 2014.
“Barbara Walters passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones.publicist Cindi Berger said in a statement Friday night, December 30. And so it was, in her mansion in New York, full of love, the legend of female journalism died.
SEE HERE HOW KARLA RELATES HER MEETING WITH BARBARA WALTERS:
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