First, they cut one of these less-for-more deals with Ted Koppel—the one in which he agreed to host Nightline three nights a week instead of four … and now, ABC News has cut another one with the Divine Ms. Barbara Walters. Under her new five-year pact, Walters will keep doing her Friday 20/20 but will do only two of her celebrity-interview specials a year instead of four. And for that, she's going to be making more than the $12 mil a year she made under her old contract.
So, how much would they have to pay her to get her off the air entirely?—Jon Delfin
Olympics, laser light shows.
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