Oprah’s first segment as a “60 Minutes” correspondent will air during the season premiere of the show’s 50th season September 24.
In January, CBS announced that Winfrey was joining the news-magazine in their new season. In the first episode Winfrey will talk about America’s political divisions.
“She wants to do stories with impact,” Jeff Fager, executive producer for 60 Minutes said. “She’s driven by that and so are we. That’s part of why this is such a good fit for her.”
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 50th anniversary of “60 Minutes” on Oct. 5 in New York with a special tribute. CBS-owned Simon & Schuster will publish “50 Years of 60 Minutes,” a new book by the show’s executive producer Jeff Fager, on Oct. 24, timed to the anniversary.
The show will premiere Sunday, September 24 at 7PM on CBS.