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OPRAH Joining 60 Minutes CBS-TV As A Special Contributor 2017 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

One of the most famous women in the world, media mogul Oprah Winfrey will appear as a “special contributor” on CBS-TV 60 Minutes beginning September 24, 2017. The program 60 Minutes debuted in 1968, and was created by Don Hewitt. Her collaboration coincides with the program’s 50th season. The network did not provide details about how long she would contribute to the show, or the types of issues she will cover.


Oprah Winfrey, New York, 2014. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, ran nationally for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986 to May 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah Winfrey, it remains the highest-rated talk show in American television history. Since 2011, she’s been busy with her production company, Harpo Productions, and the cable network she founded, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network who she co-owns with Discovery Communications. She is also on the Weight Watchers board of directors, and has numerous philanthropy projects.

Winfrey called 60 Minutes the “bastion of journalistic storytelling.” She added: “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,” the news magazine’s executive producer Jeff Fager said, according to CBS News. “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.”
“She has said all the time that she doesn’t miss the day-to-day of the show, but what she does miss is storytelling and connecting with people, women in particular,” her longtime friend Gayle King said on CBS This Morning. “And being able to meet and talk to them and interact with them. That’s what she misses. So to me, this is a perfect marriage.”

Tony Award winners for Broadway’s The Color Purple: Oprah Winfrey, Cynthia Erivo, and Scott Sanders. The 70th Annual Tony Awards, NY, June 12, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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