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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.”