Barbara Walters talks about TV career at Harvard

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Posted: Oct 07, 2014 8:54 PM
Barbara Walters talks about TV career at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Television icon Barbara Walters has returned to her Massachusetts roots to talk about her long career at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

The former news anchor and co-host is known for her interviews with international newsmakers such as Hillary Clinton. She grew up in the Boston area and New York City, where her father owned nightclubs.

She said Tuesday evening a journalist's most important asset is curiosity.

The 85-year-old Walters stepped down from daily television on her ABC show "The View" in May but still does special projects for the network.

Walters was asked about Clinton, who appeared on her farewell "View" episode. She says Clinton "would make a very good leader as president" but she "wouldn't bet 100 percent" that Clinton will decide to run.