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Oprah Winfrey joins CBS' '60 Minutes' as a special contributor

Oprah Winfrey joins CBS' '60 Minutes' as a special contributor

Oprah Winfrey is joining the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” as a special contributor.

The talk show host, actress, cable network owner and producer will appear in several segments a year on the program starting this fall, CBS News announced Tuesday.

“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.”

It’s the first time in the program’s history that “60 Minutes” has had a special contributor. Winfrey is not a working journalist, which also will be a first for the...

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