"Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012" will air as a 90-minute ABC News special highlighting some of the year's most prominent names in entertainment, sports, politics and popular culture. This year's special will air WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 (9:30-11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Hosted by Barbara Walters, the special includes:
o The woman behind the literary phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey, writer EL James.
o Outspoken New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
o Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas.
o Academy Award-winning actor/director/writer Ben Affleck.
o One of the most famous women in politics, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
o The British boyband sensation One Direction.
o 2013 Oscars host and creator of television cult classic "Family Guy" Seth MacFarlane.
The Number One Most Fascinating Person of 2012 will be announced on the program.
Now in its 20th season, "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People" programs have consistently been among the highest rated specials of the year.
"Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012" is executive-produced by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie. Bill Geddie also directs the program.