Oprah Winfrey is returning to broadcast television. The media mogul will join CBS New’s long running news magazine show, ’60 Minutes’. Oprah sat down with Michelle Obama for her last interview before the inauguration of Donald Trump. The special may have just been the beginning for Oprah and CBS, as she aligns with them for the 50th year of 60 Minutes.
CBS tweeted the announcement on Tuesday.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Starting this fall, @Oprah will become a special contributor for @60Minutes. Welcome to the team! https://t.co/tYwGJP1vDH pic.twitter.com/o91ckUkKbu
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 31, 2017
In a statement released by CBS, Jeff Fager, the executive producer of 60 Minutes is quoted…
“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.”
Oprah will begin filming segments for 60 Minutes in the fall. She has said she wants to focus on understanding people from different backgrounds.