Congregation Adath Jeshurun is continuing to offer its popular Live from the 92nd Street Y series to the entire community. The first broadcast this fall will feature Dr. Gail Saltz interviewing Barbara Walters on Tuesday, September 13, in the Charles and Jean Erskine Auditorium at AJ. The doors will open and desserts will be served at 7:15. The broadcast begins at 8 p.m.
AJ’s Vision Committee is offering this program to the entire community free of charge.
Over the course of her career, Barbara Walters has interviewed a wide range of statesmen and stars. After 25 years as co-host and chief correspondent for 20/20, Walters left the show in 2004 to begin a new phase in her extraordinary career. She remains an active member of the news division and is well known for her “Barbara Walters Specials.” She joined ABC News in 1976 as the first woman ever to co-host the network news.
Walters is also co-owner, co-executive producer and co-host of The View, and recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show.”
Prior to joining ABC she appeared on NBC’s Today Show for 15 years. She began as a writer on the Today Show, and within a year became a reporter-at-large, developing, writing and editing her own reports and interviews. In 1963 she became a co-host of the program without the official title, but in 1974 NBC officially designated her as the program’s first female co-host.
In addition to the Today Show, for five years Ms. Walters also hosted her own popular syndicated series, Not for Women Only. The program went off the air when she left for ABC. Early in her career she was a writer for CBS News and, before that, she was the youngest producer with NBC-TV’s New York station.
Her candid autobiography Audition, which was published in May 2008, became an instant bestseller, gracing the top of all major bestseller lists.
Walters is the recipient of honorary doctoral degrees from Sarah Lawrence, her alma mater, as well as Ohio State University, Temple University, Marymount College, Wheaton College, Hofstra University, and Ben-Gurion University in Jerusalem. A native of Boston, Walters is the daughter of the famed entertainment impresario Lou Walters and has one daughter.
Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, bestselling author and television commentator Dr. Gail Saltz will interview Walters as part of her series “Strength of Mind with Dr. Gail Saltz.” This series explores how people find success, real happiness and the ability to deal with life’s problems.