When You Think Life Dealt You the Wrong Cards
Barbara Walters has been in the news lately, as she is going through a rare case of adult chicken pox. I wish Barbara a speedy recovery. Barbara is someone I have great respect for, and the trail she blazed for women. Working at ABC, where she was the first female network anchor, she was challenged in this role. During this time she struggled with sexist remarks from her male co-anchor. She worked in a mostly male environment, who could not understand how a woman could be given such an important job in media. Two summers ago, I remember flipping through the television and coming across Barbara talking to the ladies of The View. Discussing this difficult time, she labelled it as some of the hardest years of her life. Ratings were low, and eventually she was asked to leave. She discussed how she thought her life was absolutely over while in the situation, and even afterwards. Barbara felt it was the end of her career, and she would never be on television again. As we know, that did not turn out to be true.