1: barbara walters, a pioneering female journalist, has passed away aged 93. she was the first us female network news anchor when she joined abc news in 1976 and was known for her many interviews with us presidents, fidel castro, and vladimir putin. she was surrounded by loved ones when she passed away peacefully in her home.
2: walters began her career in journalism in 1961 with nbc, and made history again in 1974 when she became the first female co-host of a us news programme. she made yet another milestone in 1976 when she became the first female network news anchor, for which she was paid a $1m salary.
3: walters was the daughter of a showbusiness booking agent, and had a career spanning half a century. in 2000, she received a lifetime achievement award from the national academy of television arts and sciences. she lived her life with no regrets, and was a trailblazer for female journalists and all women.