Barbara & Blake: Behind The Scenes

By Brian 

TV Guide’s Stephen Battaglio talks to Barbara Walters about why her interview with Robert Blake aired on Good Morning America, rather than 20/20. “To me it’s all one company,” she says. But:

 TVG: It didn’t used to be that way. There used to be a lot of jockeying within ABC News to get the hottest interview.

Walters: I’ve walked away from that kind of intense competition.

Well, sort of. “I wasn’t competing with anybody” on the Blake interview, she said later. “Everybody was after Robert Blake, but I knew he was going to do it with me.” More…