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It was announced today by the news magazine's executive producer, Jeff Fager, that Ms. Winfrey will make her first appearance on CBS News' legendary Sunday night broadcast this fall.
"There is only one Oprah Winfrey," said Fager. "She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. 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. I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast."
"I've been a big admirer of 60 MINUTES since my days as a young reporter," said Winfrey. "I'm so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling. 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."
Winfrey is an American original who has established during her storied career an enduring connection with the American people. For 25 years, Winfrey was host of her award-winning talk show "," which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history.
While hosting and appearing on the #1 syndicated show, Winfrey founded her own production company,.
Under her leadership, Harpo developed many successful syndicated television programs, including "Dr. Phil," "The Dr. Oz Show" and "Rachael Ray," among many others, plus motion pictures under her Harpo Films banner, including the recent award-winning "Selma" in which she also had a featured role.
Winfrey is also one of the most active philanthropists in the world, donating more than $20 million to the creation of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, of which she has contributed more than $100 million to provide education to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In 2013, Winfrey was awarded theby President , the nation's highest civilian honor.
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