A critic's view: You've come a long way, Barbara Walters

May 11, 2014 7:07 PM

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A critic's view: You've come a long way, Barbara Walters

Here’s a dangerous confession: Barbara Walters bugs me. I don’t like that she runs in celebrity circles, poses for affectionate photos with her subjects and overdramatizes the simplest of questions. Sure, she’s landed a lot of tough-to-get interviews, but most of them had about as much substance as a vanilla wafer.

And yet … Walters deserves every honor she’s getting this week: ABC News headquarters being named in her honor, Thursday’s reunion of every panelist in “The View’s” history, Friday’s prime-time special, the 1,000 buckets of tears her departure will create. Heck, go ahead and throw in a ticker-tape p...

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