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Oprah Winfrey named special contributor to 60 Minutes

In this Oct. 2016 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. Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting fall 2017, when it begins its 50th season on the air. (AP)

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In this Oct. 2016 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. Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting fall 2017, when it begins its 50th season on the air. (AP)

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January

Watch out NBC - CBS just brought out the big guns.

Oprah Winfrey has been named a "special contributor" to CBS News' "60 Minutes," the newsmagazine's executive producer Jeff Fager announced Tuesday.

“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” Fager said in the announcement. “...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.’"

Oprah's arrival to the Sunday night program will help CBS News compete with NBC News' addition of Megyn Kelly.

NBC is reportedly going to introduce Kelly in its Sunday night line up with a rival newsmagazine show. 

Winfrey will begin contributing occasional special reports this fall, when "60 Minutes" airs its 50th season.

Her stories, Winfrey said, will focus on "what separates us, and help faciltate real conversations between people from different backgrounds."

Contact Samantha Putterman at sputterman@tampabay.com. Follow @samputterman.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:11am]

    

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