Celebrities, politicians, athletes and other public figures know theyve made it when they sit down for an interview with Barbara Walters. When Walterss career at the Today show began, the idea of a woman covering hard news was unheard ofshe was only trusted with the weather and lighthearted assignments. Although it took some time for her co-workers to get used to the idea of a female journalist (host Frank McGee reportedly refused to do interviews with Walters unless he got to ask the first three questions), she was officially named the shows first woman co-host ever, in 1974. That was just the start of an illustrious career as a television host: she hosted 20/20 for 20 years, served as an ABC Evening News anchor, as well as creating and co-hosting daytime talk show The View for the past 17 years. Though shes recently retired from The View and ABC News, we know its never the end for Walters.