Oprah Winfrey to be ‘special contributor’ to ‘60 Minutes’

Associated Press | January 31st, 2017 10:27 am - updated: 2:17 pm.

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has been named a “special contributor” to CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”

Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting this fall, when it begins its 50th season on the air.

Executive producer Jeff Fager called Winfrey “a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for ‘60 Minutes.’”

Winfrey said her aim with her “60 Minutes” stories is “to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.”

In this Oct. 17, 2016, file photo, Oprah Winfrey attends the world premiere of "BOO! A Madea Halloween" in Los Angeles. Winfrey has been named a "special contributor" to CBS News' "60 Minutes," announced Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting fall 2017, when it begins its 50th season on the air. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_AP17031510077861-1.jpgIn this Oct. 17, 2016, file photo, Oprah Winfrey attends the world premiere of "BOO! A Madea Halloween" in Los Angeles. Winfrey has been named a "special contributor" to CBS News' "60 Minutes," announced Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting fall 2017, when it begins its 50th season on the air. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

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