The Kardashian family has been a reality show icon since the launch of their series Keeping up with the Kardashians in 2007. Featuring female family members including Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, Kendall, and mom Kris, the show ends in 2021.
With each Kardashian gaining superstitious status and great wealth, they have sometimes gone under scrutiny for any outside skills to be pursued by a camera. Former news soldier Barbara Walters decided to address the issue when she conducted interviews with the family in 2011.
Barbara Walters tops for 2011 Top 10 list
Walters is best known for her in-depth television interviews of political figures, business titans, and the hottest celebrities. Compiling a list for one of her specials Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Amazing People of 2011, the renowned journalist sat down with some of the top makers of the year.
Selecting Simon Cowell, Herman Cain, Katy Perry, Donald Trump, Pippa Middleton, Amanda Knox, Derek Jeter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Eric Stonestreet for her top 10, Walters named Steve Jobs for the most despite his death earlier that year.
The entire Kardashian team took up residence on the infamous 2011 Walters collection, which led to a very direct interview with the celebrity journalist.
While Walters was dealing with other subtle topics including Kim’s infamous sex tape, the family seemed to be holding out on the journalist. When Walters appeared on it The Late Show with David Letterman to inspire her special, she revealed that the Kardashians had held back on some major scoops.
“They were the first ones we interviewed and we did them in September,” Walters said Letterman in 2011. “We said, ‘Is anything going to happen? ” No, you can’t do it now because nothing is going to happen. ‘ Then Kim gets married. Then Kourtney gets pregnant, then Khloe moves to Dallas. You can’t trust the Kardashians. “