As has become her annual tradition for about 20 years now, journalist Barbara Walters will again be presenting her roundup of the year’s top 10 newsmakers, primarily in entertainment and pop culture, in the 90-minute special Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013, airing Dec. 18 on ABC. Walters has been airing this special in December since 1993 (except for 2000 and 2001), and this 19th installment will be the last Most Fascinating People special presented by Barbara Walters.
While the No. 1 most fascinating person will be announced on the program, the list includes the Robertson family from Duck Dynasty (whose patriarch Phil Robertson made some controversial news lately with comments in a GQ interview); Miley Cyrus; Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts; Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (known collectively as “KimYe”); Jennifer Lawrence; NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden; Duchess Kate and Prince William’s baby son George, heir to the British throne; and Pope Francis.
Walters will be interviewing some of the Most Fascinating People of 2013, including Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, Robin Roberts and the Robertson family.
Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 premieres Dec. 18 at 9:30pm ET on ABC.
Barbara Walters and Jennifer Lawrence: Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC