Barbara Walters An Unauthorized Biography
by Jerry Oppenheimer
Page 314: "During station breaks, Barbara would grate on McGee like chalk on a blackboard--rambling on about a chic party she'd been to the night before or the important person she'd gone to dinner with--and he'd refuse to even look at her, his eyes rolling, his jaw clenched. When the local stations took over during longer breaks, she'd drive him batty by singing tuneless lyrics to herself, reciting grade school rhymes she'd memorized, scribbling thank-you notes to friends while reading the words aloud to herself, or intoning, 'I'm going to be a wonderful person today...wonderful people smile a lot...wonderful people never gossip.' "