Broadcast pioneer Barbara Walters in conversation with the first female Secretary of State, Madeleine K. Albright. Watch the live-stream online Saturday, March 13 at 9:25 a.m. at thedailybeast.com.
When Madeleine Albright became the first female U.S. Secretary of State, she also became the then-highest-ranking woman in the history of U.S. government. Serving under President Bill Clinton, she played a powerful role in conflict zone negotiations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Middle East. As a young woman, though, Albright didn’t dare to dream about serving in a presidential cabinet. “I never thought that I would be able to be Secretary of State,” she once said. “It just never occurred to me, mainly—as I often put it—because I had never seen a Secretary of State in a skirt.”
Today Albright is Chair of the international strategic consulting firm Albright Stonebridge Group. You shouldn’t miss her in conversation with another barrier-breaker, ABC’s Barbara Walters, the first woman to co-host the network news and the creator, co-host, and executive producer of The View. Walters is known for her incisive interviewing of everyone from political leaders to A-list Hollywood stars to regular people thrust into the limelight. Among her most famous interviews were with Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat, Fidel Castro, Monica Lewinsky, Michael Jackson, Indira Gandhi, and Margaret Thatcher.
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