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Oprah Winfrey’s First ‘60 Minutes’ Story to Air in Season Premiere

Oprah Winfrey’s First ‘60 Minutes’ Story to Air in Season Premiere
Oprah Winfrey’s first segment as a “60 Minutes” correspondent will air during the season premiere of the show’s 50th season Sept. 24.

CBS announced in January that Winfrey would join the long-running newsmagazine in the coming season. Winfrey has a longstanding relationship with CBS. The company agreed in 1999 to purchase King World Productions, the syndicated-tv powerhouse that launched Winfrey’s talk show. At the time, Winfrey, a substantial King World shareholder, was expected to control one-half a percentage point of CBS stock. Today she remains an executive producer of CBS’ syndicated “Dr. Phil” talk show.

It is unknown what Winfrey will cover in her first “60 Minutes” story. As a television personality, she is known for her ability to get even the most famous actor or actress to disclose close-held feelings and emotions. One of the show’s most penetrating interviewers of celebrities, Morley Safer, retired from the newsmagazine last year, just
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CBS’ ‘Evening News’ Transfer Is Chaotic, Not Calm

Evening-news anchors are, to some degree, like Boy Scouts. They are seen by the public as being courteous and kind, brave and clean. When workers began packing up anchor Scott Pelley’s office suite at the West 57th Street headquarters of “CBS Evening News” yesterday, it was viewed by CBS News staffers as something out of character.

Pelley had known for some period that CBS News executives were going to move him full time to “60 Minutes,” according to two people familiar with the matter. He has contributed up to 20 pieces per year to “60 Minutes,” even as he anchored the network’s flagship evening newscast. But he had not been ordered to vacate his office, according to these people, and CBS had planned to make an official announcement about the transition next week, one of these people said.

Pelley’s decision to move out of the show he has led since taking it over from Katie Couric in
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Writers Guild Awards 2017: Complete Winners List!

Let's hear it for the writers!

The Writer's Guild of America held their annual awards show on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Donald Glover's breakout series, Atlanta were among those recognized for their achievement of the written word.

Read on below to see the full list of winners.

More: John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Lin-Manuel Miranda Among 2017 Oscars Performers

Film Winners

Original Screenplay

Moonlight, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; A24

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

Command and Control, Telescript by Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films

Television And New Media Winners

Drama Series

The Americans, Written
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Oprah Winfrey Will Join ’60 Minutes’ as Special Contributor

Oprah Winfrey Will Join ’60 Minutes’ as Special Contributor
Oprah Winfrey, the inspirational talk-show host, TV executive and interviewer, will join CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” in the fall, the network announced Tuesday.

“Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for ’60 Minutes,'” said Jeff Fager, the program’s executive producer, in a prepared statement. “I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast.”

Winfrey has a longstanding and unique relationship with CBS. The company agreed in 1999 to purchase King World Productions, a syndicated-tv powerhouse that launched Winfrey’s famous and durable talk show. At the time, Winfrey, a substantial King World shareholder, was expected to control one-half a percentage point of CBS stock. The relationship stands today: Winfrey is an executive producer of CBS’ syndicated “Dr. Phil” program
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In Memoriam: Television Stars We Lost in 2016

In Memoriam: Television Stars We Lost in 2016
2016 saw the passing of many notable television actors, including a TV mom and dad that many grew up watching.

Florence Henderson, aka Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” was the mother to the show’s six kids and by extension to multiple generations of TV viewers. The actress, who was also a talented stage performer and singer, died on November 24 at age 82. Earlier that week, she was seen cheering on her TV daughter Maureen McCormick – aka Marcia — on “Dancing With the Stars.” Active well into her golden years, Henderson even participated on the show in 2010. At the time of her death, she was developing another “Brady”-themed project for CBS. (Read her obituary here).

In December, Alan Thicke, the patriarch on “Growing Pains,” died at age 69. He died on December 13 after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his youngest son, Carter. A charismatic actor with a distinctive voice, Thicke
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Garry Marshall, Gene Wilder and More Honored by Henry Winkler in Emmys' Touching in Memoriam Tribute

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Garry Marshall, Gene Wilder and More Honored by Henry Winkler in Emmys' Touching in Memoriam Tribute
Garry Shandling, Gene Wilder and Anton Yelchin were among several late celebrities that received a touching tribute at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. Henry Winkler - the Fonz himself - introduced the emotional segment, honoring director and Happy Days creator Garry Marshall before a slideshow of names flickered across the screen."He was alive, he was a generosity of spirit and knowledge. I should know - he gave me my career. And I will tell you that anybody who was lucky enough to meet him, he changed their life," shared Winkler of Marshall, who died in July. "On behalf of all of us,
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How Morley Safer Almost Gave Don Hewitt a Heart Attack

How Morley Safer Almost Gave Don Hewitt a Heart Attack
Longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer, who died May 19 at the age of 84, had spent an astounding 46 years on the program, joining just two years after it launched. Safer changed war reporting when he revealed video of U.S. servicemen setting fire to Vietnamese villages in 1965. But he also was an artist, and among the first things he did when he was on the road was to paint a still life of his hotel room. Here, 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager remembers his friend and colleague: Some of the most fun I had with Morley

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Peabody Awards Live Blog: ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Transparent,’ David Letterman Receive Honors

Peabody Awards Live Blog: ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Transparent,’ David Letterman Receive Honors
The 75th annual Peabody Awards are underway in New York, with stars and showrunners of “Mr. Robot,” “Unreal,” “Transparent,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and other programs on hand to accept their kudos. David Letterman and Jon Stewart are also in the house to receive special achievement honors.

Follow Variety‘s live coverage from Cipriani Wall Street here as the winners take the stage.

7:14 p.m.: Host Keagan-Michael Key takes the stage following a goofy video featuring him consulting Fred Armisen and Stephen Colbert on hosting the ceremony.

7:17: Key notes the high level of diversity among the honorees. He calls out Jada Pinkett-Smith as being in the crowd, noting her vocal protest regarding the Oscar nominees this year. When he’s told that she’s not here, he exclaims: “This would have been the one for Jada to come to!”

7:24: Jill Soloway accepts for “Transparent.
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60 Minutes: Morley Safer Dies at 84; Retired Last Week

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Veteran CBS newsman and longtime 60 Minutes TV show correspondent Morley Safer has died at the age of 84. Mr. Safer's retirement from 60 Minutes was announced one week ago. Reportedly, he was in declining health at that time, but a cause of death has not been reported.

This past Sunday, May 15, after 60 Minutes, CBS aired a special: Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life. It included his profiles of Jackie Gleason, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Wintour. The special also featured interviews with Tom Brokaw, David McCullough, and retired U.S. Brig. Gen. Joe Stringham.

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Morley Safer, 60 Minutes Correspondent, Passes Away at 84

Morley Safer, 60 Minutes Correspondent, Passes Away at 84
2016 has seen more than its fair share of loss, with numerous icons from the world of movies, TV, music and more passing away over the past few months. Today, the news industry lost one of its most venerable icons, when Morley Safer of 60 Minutes fame died at the age of 84. The award-winning journalist passed in his Manhattan home this morning, although a cause of death was not given.

The news of Morley Safer's death comes just one week after he announced his retirement from CBS News, after 46 years on the network's long-running news program 60 Minutes. In CBS News' extensive obituary on the late news man, they reveal that his career at CBS started in 1964, under unusual circumstances. Morley Safer was working for the Canadian network CBC, when one of his colleagues sent CBS a tape to apply for a job. The tape also featured Safer, and the network decided to hire him instead.
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Morley Safer: Dead at 84

He’s a longtime fixture of the broadcast news industry and sadly Morley Safer died earlier today (May 19) in New York City.

The “60 Minutes” alum began working for CBS News back in 1964 and had announced his retirement just last week.

Safer won 12 Emmy Awards during the course of his long and distinguished career and he is survived by his wife Jane and his daughter Sarah. Stay linked to the GossipCenter for further details as they become available.
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Morley Safer: 5 Unforgettable Moments From Legendary Journalist’s Career (Videos)

Morley Safer, “60 Minutes” correspondent for 46 years, died today in his New York City home. He was 84. The mainstay of the CBS news magazine announced his retirement just last week, which was followed by a one-hour special chronicling his illustrious career on Sunday night. While undisclosed at the time, it appears his retirement coincided with his deteriorating health. “After more than 50 years of broadcasting on CBS News and ’60 Minutes,’ I have decided to retire,” Safer said last week. “It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all of my friends at CBS and the dozens of.
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Morley Safer: Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric Remember ‘Master Storyteller’

Morley Safer: Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric Remember ‘Master Storyteller’
Journalists and media personalities took to social media on Thursday to remember legendary “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer, who died today in New York. He was 84.

Anderson Cooper, who was once part of the CBS “60 Minutes” family with Safer, expressed his sadness over the loss of an icon.

He said: “What an incredible life and career #MorleySafer had. From Vietnam to his decades @60Minutes. There was no one else like him.”

What an incredible life and career #MorleySafer had. From Vietnam to his decades @60Minutes. There was no one else like him.

Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 19, 2016

Katie Couric, who like Cooper and Morley, was a one-time correspondent for “60 Minutes,” praised the late Safer’s legacy.

Morley Safer was an extraordinary storyteller with a unique and sometimes quirky take on the world. What a legacy,” she tweeted.

Morley Safer was an extraordinary storyteller with a unique and sometimes quirky take on the world.
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Watch Morley Safer’s Legendary Vietnam War Report (Video)

The death of legendary CBS News reporter Morley Safer has brought renewed interest in his most famous news report, one that forever changed how Americans look at their country’s military power. On August 3, 1965, Safer, who was one of the first broadcast journalists to be permanently assigned to Vietnam, accompanied a group of Marines to the village of Cam Ne. The village was suspected to be a Viet Cong stronghold, and the Marines were ordered to seek and destroy. Instead, the village was filled with women, children and the elderly. Safer’s crew rolled the cameras as the Marines ordered the.
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What the Death of Morley Safer Has to Do With Megyn Kelly and Trump

What the Death of Morley Safer Has to Do With Megyn Kelly and Trump
The death of Morley Safer is a loss for television journalism; he was an avuncular presence who never minded going for the jugular. We could use more of that.

Safer never made himself the story, unlike some of the more puffed-up, big-name news stars he came up with. He was a curious man whose laid-back presence belied a meticulous attention to detail. Very little escaped his notice, and yet he did not make a big deal of the learning and experience he brought to each story. He made whatever he was talking about or whomever he was interviewing the most interesting thing on the screen. But it takes a great deal of skill to do that: To shape the story or construct a narrative without making it all about the correspondent takes wisdom and a depth of insight and perspective.

And yet for all his calmness, Safer was truly cut
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Morley Safer, Iconic '60 Minutes' Correspondent, Dead at 84

Longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer has died just days after he formally retired from the CBS news program, The New York Times reports. Details regarding Safer's death were not immediately available. He was 84.

Safer was with 60 Minutes for 46 seasons, during which time he covered an array of subjects: He interviewed Jackie Gleason in a bar, became one of the first to report on the health benefits of red wine and helped overturn the life sentence of Lenell Geter, an engineer wrongly convicted for a robbery. Over the course of his career,
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Morley Safer Tributes Pour In: Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric Honor ‘Extraordinary Storyteller’

Morley Safer Tributes Pour In: Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric Honor ‘Extraordinary Storyteller’
Tributes to Morley Safer are pouring in from across the world after the legendary former “60 Minutes” correspondent died Thursday at the age of 84. “What an incredible life and career #MorleySafer had,” Anderson Cooper tweeted. “From Vietnam to his decades @60Minutes. There was no one else like him.” Other media luminaries like Katie Couric, Larry King and Lester Holt also offered their own memories and condolences for the legendary reporter. Also Read: Morley Safer, Legendary '60 Minutes' Correspondent, Dies at 84 Read more reactions below. Morley Safer was a master of his craft and set a high bar for all of us in broadcast.
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Legendary CBS Newsman Morley Safer Dies at 84

Just a week after retiring from 60 Minutes following 46 seasons reporting for the iconic news program, equally legendary newsman Morley Safer has passed away today at age 84, CBS announced. Safer reportedly died in his Manhattan home; no cause of death has been announced at this time. Safer had been in declining health when he announced his retirement. CBS broadcast a special hour dedicated to Safer just this past Sunday. “Morley was one of the most important journalists in any medium, ever,” said CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. “He broke ground in war reporting and made a name that will … Continue reading →

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Newsman Morley Safer Dies At 84: ’60 Minutes’ Star Helped Change War Reporting

Morley Safer, an old-style, in-the-trenches newsman who was among the first reporters to bring the horrors of the Vietnam War onto the TV sets and into the living rooms of average Americans, died Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 84 years old and had recently announced his retirement from his homebase of nearly half a century, the CBS Sunday news magazine 60 Minutes. Safer had been in declining health, but CBS, announcing his passing this morning, gave no cause of…
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60 Minutes' Morley Safer Dead at 84

60 Minutes' Morley Safer Dead at 84
Veteran newsman and 60 Minutes mainstay Morley Safer died on Thursday at age 84, just days after the CBS newsmagazine celebrated his 46-year run and recently announced retirement with a one-hour special. A cause of death has not yet been noted, though he was said to be in declining health when he announced his retirement on May 11.

RelatedMorley Safer Announces Retirement From 60 Minutes

“Morley was one of the most important journalists in any medium, ever,” CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves said in a statement. “He broke ground in war reporting and made a name that will forever be synonymous with 60 Minutes.
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