NEW YORK, NY. (Top40 Charts/ SIRIUS Satellite Radio) - SIRIUS Satellite Radio
announced today the launch of Barbara
Walters' Best of the Very Best, a one-hour exclusive weekly radio show featuring the very best of Barbara
Walters' interviews with world leaders, newsmakers, and the greatest entertainers over the past 30 years.
The premiere broadcast of Barbara Walters' Best of the Very Best will air January 22, 2007 on SIRIUS Stars, channel 102 from 6:00 - 7:00 am ET, and then rebroadcast at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm (all times ET). The show will air every Monday during these times on SIRIUS Stars.
The theme of the debut show is "Leading Ladies," and will feature Walters' interviews with Audrey Hepburn, Diane Keaton, and Sophia Loren.
In these interviews Walters delves into the lives and loves of Hollywood legends Hepburn, Keaton, and Loren: Hepburn confesses that she fell in love with all of her leading men such as Gary Cooper and Peter O'Toole, and wants to be remembered for her work in her first film Roman Holiday; Keaton reveals that although she's had relationships with such notables as Woody Allen, Warren Beatty and Al Pacino no one has ever asked to marry her; and Loren explains her choice to marry Carlo Ponti over Cary Grant.
Barbara Walters' Best of the Very Best will include dynamic interviews with famous people ranging from Hillary Clinton to Muhammad Ali to Tom Hanks to Lance Armstrong, to name only a few.
Barbara will also host live call-in specials on SIRIUS, where she personally connects with and takes questions from listeners around the country. The next special, Barbara Walters' Academy Awards Special, will air on Feb. 19, 2007 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm ET, the week leading up to her Oscar special on ABC-TV.
Considered one of the most recognizable faces on television, Walters was the first female to anchor a news broadcast, when she co-anchored ABC Evening News with Harry Reasoner in 1976. She has interviewed more statesmen and stars than any other journalist in history, including every American President and First Lady since Richard Nixon. She was also the first female co-anchor of the Today show. Walters is currently co-executive producer and co-host of the Emmy-Award winning daytime talk show, The View.
Please visit http://www.sirius.com for details on Barbara Walters' Best of the Very Best and future Walters' specials.