Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters
As a veteran journalist with 50 years in the business, Barbara Walters helped open the doors for many female broadcasters, including Oprah. "Oprah has said many times that when she was first auditioning for a job, she tried to imitate me. ... So, I have said that I am totally responsible for Oprah's success," Barbara jokes. "Totally."

Kidding aside, Barbara says that she believes Oprah will continue down a path of success well after The Oprah Winfrey Show comes to an end. "I think whatever you do on your 'own' new channel will enrich people's lives. And whatever you do will enrich your own life, for you have never stopped learning, and so you will be successful, my courageous friend," Barbara says. "This I know for sure."

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