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    Oprah Winfrey to join '60 Minutes' as the first contributor in the program's history

    Oprah Winfrey  in Los Angeles on Oct. 17. (John Salangsang / Associated Press)
    Oprah Winfrey in Los Angeles on Oct. 17. (John Salangsang / Associated Press)

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

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