Picks and Pans Review: Barbara Walters Asks ... Who's Most Fascinating?

updated 12/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EST

The View cocreator shares thoughts on some of her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008, airing on ABC Dec. 4.

WILL SMITH He is the No. 1 box office attraction in the country, and he is coming out with a film this year [Seven Pounds] that's a very, very different kind of film.

TOM CRUISE Tom also has a movie, Valkyrie, which tests his star appeal. But for Tom this year has been a year of reckoning. He talks about his regrets, including couch jumping.

TINA FEY She is always good, but did her portrayal of Sarah Palin affect the election?

RUSH LIMBAUGH He has been the opposition to Barack Obama, and Obama won. So much for how influential Limbaugh is.

MICHAEL PHELPS He shows us how he's double-jointed!

MILEY CYRUS She's 16 and [on] the brink. She's appealing.

HER NO. 1 PICK Usually I say, "You'll never guess." I'm not so sure I can say that this year!

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