60 Minutes is celebrating its 50th year on CBS and introducing their newest correspondent, Oprah Winfrey on the Sunday, September 24 episode. What can you expect from Oprah on CBS? She’s seen working on her first story, asking a diverse group of people, “By the time of the next presidential election, will we have sought common ground?” (Winfrey famously endorsed Barack Obama and awkwardly endorsed Hillary Clinton by saying “You don’t have to like her.”)
This isn’t Oprah’s first time on 60 Minutes. When she was 30-years-old, she was interviewed by Mike Wallace in 1985, the same year she was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting actress role in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. The rest is history including launching The Oprah Winfrey Show and becoming, according to Forbes, America’s Wealthiest Black American. So why is Oprah (now 63) doing CBS now? Or as one CBS correspondent asked billionaire Winfrey, “You’ve built a beautiful life. So why do you need this headache?” Oprah replies, “Well, for me it’s not a headache. I’m doing it because I really, really, really want to do it.” 60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7:30pm on CBS.