As Barbara Walters winds up her final week on TV, she jokingly had some advice for other Journalists out there.
“It is fine to make people smile,” she said with a smirk, “but the real money is in making them cry. Nothing brings in the viewers like seeing a celebrity reduced to tears. You may think, aw, I’m really feeling bad for them, but all I’m thinking is ‘ca-ching!’ ”
It was a joke, but it had an uncanny ring of truth to it.
The Boston Globe says that Barbara Walters has not made her fortune on confrontation and insight so much as a few soft cries and confidential whispers.
The question now is, who will replace the un-replaceable?