WOMEN IN BROADCASTING: TV Guide profiled the “shotgun marriage” of Barbara Walters & Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News in Feb 1977. (Via @TVGuideArchives)
Walters became the first woman to co-anchor an evening newscast on October 4, 1976. But the pairing of Reasoner and Walters was disastrous and painful to watch. Ratings plummeted which led to both anchors being removed.

WOMEN IN BROADCASTING: TV Guide profiled the “shotgun marriage” of Barbara Walters & Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News in Feb 1977. (Via )

Walters became the first woman to co-anchor an evening newscast on October 4, 1976. But the pairing of Reasoner and Walters was disastrous and painful to watch. Ratings plummeted which led to both anchors being removed.