The Press: Bah-bar-ah's Bow

Every working day, Barbara Walters would rise before dawn, stagger into a waiting limousine and make it to the NBC studios in time to have her hair done for the Today show. One day last week she slept until 7, had breakfast with her daughter Jacqueline, 8, washed her hair in the kitchen sink of her midtown Manhattan apartment and took a taxi to work. That day there was something else new in her routine. Four months and uncounted fan-magazine headlines after she left Today, Walters faced the television public for the first time...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!