NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Television icon Oprah Winfrey returns to her roots as a reporter with a look at America’s political divide.
Winfrey sat down with “60 Minutes Overtime” senior producer Ann Silvio to share what it means to work on journalism’s biggest stage.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Authorities Combing Wyoming Wilderness For Missing Woman, Fiancé's Whereabouts Remain Unknown
Silvio: Oprah, this is your first day at “60 Minutes,” working on your first story. What does it mean to you?
Winfrey: Well, as someone who’s grown up watching “60 Minutes” since I was a young girl, not even knowing the power, the impact, the value of the reporting, and then becoming a young reporter myself in my 20s in Baltimore, “60 minutes” was I would say for the first 20 years of my career like a religion.
Winfrey: Your Sunday was complete after Andy Rooney had finished his piece and you heard that clock. So to be a part of this esteemed group of story tellers is one of the great honors of my career, I would have to say.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
Winfrey: In 1986 when Mike Wallace came to interview me, I’ve actually never been more nervous in my life.
Silvio: Did you consider that to be your sort of break out moment?
Winfrey: Well, I think if “60 Minutes” comes a callin’ and you haven’t committed a crime, and they’re just doing a story about you, you don’t get more break out than that.
Winfrey’s first “60 Minutes” assignment looks at the political divide in America.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Stealing FDNY Coat, Radio From Bronx Fire Station
You can watch it on CBS2 this Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.