By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Tough questions: Barbara Walters grilled the Kardashians after including the family on her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 list
They may have made her list of 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011, but Barbara Walters showed the Kardashians no mercy as she interviewed the famous reality family for the TV special.
The veteran journalist, 82, took a swipe at the family for finding fame and fortuned without 'any talent' as she sat down with Kim, 31, Kourtney, 32, Khloe, 27, and their mother Kris Jenner, 56.
Walters also grilled Kim about the X-rated tape she made with hip-hop star Ray-J in 2007 that helped launch her into the spotlight.
Grilling: Kim was asked about the 2007 sex tape that helped to make her famous
She asked: 'So was it a good thing to have done?'
It proved to be an awkward moment, with Kim clearly a little rattled at being caught off guard.
'Whatever you do, you might think...' Kim, 31, she stammered, trailing off.
She then said: 'I've made mistakes in my life for sure.'
Her mother and manager quickly went into damage control mode, offering to Kim: 'You learned a lot from that.'
Jenner went on to describe the experience as 'devastating' for the family, adding that she cried herself to sleep at night over it.
'No talent': Walters took a swipe at the famous for being famous reality TV family
However, Kim's 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries was not discussed - the interview was recorded in September before the couple's split.
Khloe was the first to chime in, saying: 'We're still entertaining people.'
'I think it's more of a challenge for you to go on a reality show, and get people to fall in love with you for being you,' Kim mused.
Then Khloe added: 'None of us think we have talent. none of us think we can sing or act or dance.'
Awkward moment: Kim was almost lost for words when she was asked about this X-rated tape