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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
barbara walters' lifelong 'audition'.
In her new memoir, Audition, Walters recalls a childhood marked by her father's long hours and her parents' troubled marriage. "The biggest misconception, until now, is that I have had this blessed life — that part of it is true. But [the misconception is] that it's all been smooth sailing," Walters tells Steve Inskeep. "I wanted people to know that my life, too, has had not just great ups, but also great downs."
In revealing the biggest misconception about herself, the veteran journalist answers a question that she's been asking her subjects for years. If you ask subjects about the biggest misconceptions about themselves, "very often they will come out with the very thing that people want to know [but that subjects] have not wanted to talk about," Walters says.
The first woman to co-anchor a nightly newscast , Walters says she has interviewed "almost every head of state of importance, every president of importance, every murderer of importance." But despite all of her experience, she says, "I really have felt that I have been auditioning most of my life."
-excerpt from NPR