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Oprah Winfrey and 60 Minutes Cut Ties

Oprah Winfrey said she is no longer working as a contributor to “60 Minutes,” saying the legendary news magazine wasn’t a good fit for her.

“It was not the best format for me,” Winfrey told The Hollywood Reporter in a profile for the latest issue of their magazine.

“How should I say this? Never a good thing when I have to practice saying my name and have to be told that I have too much emotion in my name,” she continued. “I think I did seven takes on just my name because it was ‘too emotional.’ I go, ‘Is there too much emotion in the Oprah part or the Winfrey part?’ I was working on pulling myself down and flattening out my personality, which, for me, is actually not such a good thing.”

Oprah Winfrey made her debut on 60 Minutes in September when the broadcast aired this roundtable discussion with a diverse group of Americans. Winfrey traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan for the story, asking people from both sides of the political divide to lay it all on the table.

See ya on the flip side CBS!

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