Barbara Walters paved the way for female journalists all across America.
In the 1960s, Walters was known for her segment on The Today Show, where she produced and wrote pieces on women's interests. She was extremely popular with viewers, and in turn gained more air-time. In 1974, Walters was named co-host of the show, becoming the first woman to hold the position on an American news program.
In 1976, Walters once again broke barriers, becoming the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program, working with Harry Reasoner on ABC Evening News. She earned an unheard of $1 million per year.
From 1979 to 2004, Walters co-hosted and produced the iconic show 20/20. She grew and grew in popularity, and eventually decided to create her own show in 1997, which is still on the air, The View.
After 16 seasons on The View, Walters decided to retire, still producing the show and doing occasional interviews on select shows.
However, she hasn't been seen a lot through 2017, and it got many people worrying about her health.
Today, Walters' friends gave a sad update about the status of the broadcasting pioneer.