Oprah joins ‘60 Min­utes’ for 50th an­niver­sary year

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - NATION -

CBS’ “60 Min­utes,” the news­magazine that can credit con­sis­tency for much of its suc­cess as it en­ters its 50th an­niver­sary year, is about to see a ma­jor change with the ad­di­tion of Oprah Win­frey.

Win­frey will de­but Sept. 24, re­port­ing on a story about Amer­ica’s po­lit­i­cal di­vi­sions.

It’s a tes­ta­ment to the power of the Sun­daynight news­magazine that it seeks to ab­sorb one of tele­vi­sion’s big­gest stars into its fabric in­stead of the other way around.

One of the medium’s best-known celebrity in­ter­view­ers will do some but will largely work against type in re­port­ing sto­ries, said Jeff Fager, the show’s ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer.

“She wants to do sto­ries with im­pact,” he said. “She’s driven by that, and so are we. That’s part of why this is such a good fit for her.”

Oprah Win­frey

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