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NBC has high hopes for Megyn Kelly. But can she compete with '60 Minutes'?

NBC has high hopes for Megyn Kelly. But can she compete with '60 Minutes'?

When CBS recently unveiled its new fall schedule, including the 50th season of its newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” one name came up repeatedly: Megyn Kelly.

Executives at the home of TV’s most famous stopwatch have obviously taken note that Kelly, who signed with NBC in January after 12 years at Fox News, is providing the venerable program its first high-profile competition in a while. To bolster its position, CBS News has even hired TV icon Oprah Winfrey to be a regular contributor to “60 Minutes” starting this fall.

“Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” will be the first test of a big gamble for both NBC and Kelly, who bolted cable news leader Fox News for a shot at...

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