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Barbara Walters on ‘Oprah’s Master Class': How She Earned a Rep ‘as a Pushy Cookie’ (Exclusive Video)

In an intimate tell-all interview, the veteran journalist discussed being a woman in a male-dominated industry on Sunday’s episode

On Sunday’s episode of “Oprah’s Master Class,” Barbara Walters opens up about her life and career.

Among the subjects that the veteran journalist touches upon include her childhood with her troubled father, her experiences as the first woman to co-anchor NBC’s “Today,” and why she left ABC’s “The View.”

In TheWrap’s preview from Walters’ episode, she talks about the double-edged sword of proving herself as a hard news reporter earlier in her career.

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“The so called hard news, a woman wouldn’t do it,” Walters said in the candid interview  “She couldn’t go into the war zones; she couldn’t ask the tough questions. The fact that I did ask the tough questions was something that was very controversial. On the other hand I got the reputation of being a pushy cookie.”

Barbara Walters is the latest in the line of celebrities and notable figures to talk to Oprah Winfrey about their humble beginnings,  triumphs, failures and heartbreaks, including Justin Timberlake, Robin Roberts and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Watch TheWrap’s exclusive video above.

“Oprah’s Master Class” Sundays at 10 p.m. on OWN.

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