CBS' "60 Minutes," the newsmagazine that can credit consistency for much of its success as it enters its 50th anniversary year, is about to see a major change with the addition of Oprah Winfrey.
Winfrey will debut Sept. 24, reporting on a story about America's political divisions.
It's a testament to the power of the Sunday-night newsmagazine that it seeks to absorb one of television's biggest stars into its fabric instead of the other way around. One of the medium's best-known celebrity interviewers will do some, but will largely work against type in reporting stories, said Jeff Fager, the show's executive producer.
"She wants to do stories with...