Celebrating "The Year of Barbara"

By Ann B. Clark March 26th, 2014

The View has been celebrating Barbara Walters' unparalleled career all season with "The Year of Barbara," a look back at many of her most notable interviews, originally featured on ABC's 20/20. Today's episode of the The View celebrated "The Year of Barbara" and her many accomplishments.

The ladies discussed how Barbara's trailblazing career made such an impact on other women.

 

 

Guest John Ramsey reflected on his 2000 interview with his late wife Patsy, as they addressed rumors of possible guilt in the wake of their daughter JonBenet's murder.

 

 

Attorney Mark Eiglarsh recalled Walters’ 1996 interview with Erik and Lyle Menendez, who sat down with her before being formally sentenced for their parents' murder.

 

 

Attorney Alan Dershowitz revisited his infamous case of client Claus von Bülow, who was accused of murdering his wife Sunny. Dershowitz discussed Barbara's 1982 interview with von Bülow after being convicted of the crime, and their 1985 interview when von Bülow was found innocent of the crime.

 

 

The ladies looked back at Walters’ exclusive 2003 jailhouse interview with actor Robert Blake, who was accused of murdering his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley, with Gerald Schwartzbach, the attorney who ultimately got Blake acquitted.

 

 

Mark Eiglarsh also discussed Walters’ 1982 interview with Jean Harris, incarcerated for killing her longtime lover Dr. Herman Tarnower, the author of The Scarsdale Diet, and Barbara's 1993 interview with Harris after she'd served her prison term.

 

 

 

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