Frank Rich's eloquent and moving boyhood memoir reveals how theater itself became a ghost light and a beacon of security for a child finding his way in a tumultuous world. The revered New York Times critic writes lovingly of how his favorite shows, songs, and actors became a lifeline, leading him out of a tumultuous household and propelling him towards the itinerant family of theater, whose romantic denizens welcomed him into the colorful fringes of Broadway during its last glamorous era.
Barbara Walters talks with New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich about her long-awaited memoir, Audition. Walters was the first woman to co-host a network news program. An ABC News correspondent, she is also the host of The Barbara Walters Specials and the creator, co-host and co-executive producer of ABC's The View. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.