Pioneering TV journalist

Pioneering journalist Barbara Walters dies at 93

Walters, who created the popular ABC women's talk show The View in 1997, died on Friday local time at her home in New York, Robert Iger, chief executive of ABC's corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co., said on Twitter.

"I never thought I'd have this kind of a life," Walters said in a 2004 Chicago Tribune interview. "I've met everyone in the world. I've probably met more people, more heads of state, more important people, even almost than any president, because they've only had eight years."