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1. Oprah's first story for 60 Minutes

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.

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2. Oprah's first 60 Minutes story "felt like coming home" (Overtime)

In the six years since Oprah Winfrey's syndicated talk show went off the air, "the thing I missed most is the connection to the audience, " Winfrey tells 60 Minutes Overtime.

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3. Oprah's second 60 Minutes story is about solitary confinement

In October, Winfrey reported from Pelican Bay State Prison, the most notorious state penitentiary in America, for a story about a nationwide reform movement to reduce the use of solitary confinement.  

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4. Why Oprah pitched a 60 Minutes story on prisons (Overtime)

Winfrey says she's no bleeding heart for prisoners, but here's why she thinks the use of solitary confinement deserves scrutiny.

Behind Oprah's prison story 05:59

5. What 60 Minutes means to Oprah (Overtime)

"60 Minutes was, I would say for the first 20 years of my career, like a religion," Winfrey tells 60 Minutes Overtime in an interview about her decision to join the broadcast as a special contributor.

What 60 Minutes means to Oprah 04:16



6. When Oprah first appeared on 60 Minutes (1986)

Correspondent Mike Wallace paid a visit to Oprah Winfrey in Chicago just before her show was nationally syndicated. Here's the piece 60 Minutes aired in 1986.

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