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Barbara Walters Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

U.S. television journalist Barbara Walters has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

Walters' tribute was unveiled Thursday during a ceremony attended by celebrities and the news media. She joked that the placement of her star, between those of much younger performers, made her seem "hip and hot".

Walters gained fame in U.S. broadcasting during a more than four-decade career as an in-depth interviewer with access to even the most elusive subjects - royalty, pop stars, heads of state, and celebrities and politicians at the center of the latest scandal.

She is the creator of a popular daytime talk show, The View, which is nominated for an Emmy - the top award in the U.S. television industry.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a series of stone and bronze stars laid into a sidewalk, honoring stars of television, film, radio, theater and the recording industry. There are now more than 2,300 honorees.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.