Thursday December 4th 10/9c
`Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008,` an hour-long ABC News special highlighting some of the year's most prominent names in entertainment, sports, politics and pop culture, will air THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Hosted by Barbara Walters, the special includes: Academy Award® nominee and Grammy winner Will Smith, three-time Academy Award® nominee Tom Cruise, Tina Fey, famous for her Sarah Palin impersonation on `Saturday Night Live` and her Emmy Award-winning sitcom, `30 Rock,` political commentator Rush Limbaugh, legendary actor and star of `Frost/Nixon` Frank Langella, teen sensation Miley Cyrus, and record breaking Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Also on the list are Thomas Beatie (the transgendered man who gave birth to a baby girl this past summer) and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
The Number One Most Fascinating Person of 2008 will be announced on the program.
Now in its 16th season, `Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People` has consistently been one of the highest rated specials of the year.
`Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008` is executive-produced by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie. Bill Geddie also directs the program.