Currently (2007) she is co-owner and co-executive producer of the ABC TV show "The View" which she also co-hosts when time permits. 
“For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent.”
— Barbara Walters on ABC’s 20/20, October 11, 2002.
She has interviewed many World leaders and TV and Film Celebrities over the years and received awards for journalism, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2000.