Barbara Walters (b. 1929) appeared in Stars and Street Forever! and The Sesame Street Special (aka Put Down the Duckie). She also appeared on the 2nd celebrity version of "Put Down the Duckie" (replacing the New York Giants).
In 2005, Walters hosted the Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala.
On the back cover of The Year of Roosevelt Franklin, Walters' review of the album is quoted among others.
- In Miss Piggy's Hollywood, a Jim Henson Hour special, Gonzo uses Family Ties star Justine Bateman as bait to lure Walters to interview Miss Piggy.
- In Sesame Street Unpaved, it's pointed out that Zoe shares her astrological sign, Libra, with Barbara Walters ("If you were a Muppet, which one would you be?").