Monica Lewinsky interviewed by Barbara Walters
On March 3, 1999, Walters interviewed Monica Lewinsky a short time after the news broke of an affair between Lewinsky, a White House intern, and then-President Bill Clinton. Walters asked Lewinsky, "What will you tell your children about this matter?" and Lewinsky replied, "I guess Mommy made a big mistake." The interview was seen by a record 74 million viewers, the highest rating ever for a journalist's interview at the time.