Oprah Winfrey joins '60 Minutes' this fall

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According to USA Today, 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.USA TODAY.  Oprah Winfrey will join 60 Minutes this fall in what will be the CBS News show's 50th season.

Winfrey worked with CBS recently on a TV special that aired last month in which Michelle Obama gave her last major interview as first lady to Winfrey.  “I’ve been a big admirer of 60 Minutes since my days as a young reporter,” Winfrey said in a statement. “I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling. At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.” 

“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” said 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager in a statement. “She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for 60 Minutes..”