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Oprah Winfrey Was Told She's "Too Emotional" for '60 Minutes'

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When it comes to television, the words "Oprah Winfrey" and "longevity" typically go hand-in-hand. That’s why it came as such a shock when the media mogul — who hosted her own talk show for over two decades — left 60 Minutes just one year after joining the CBS news program as a special contributor.

Naturally, the 65-year-old had dozens of projects to fall back on and she eventually addressed her sudden departure in an April 2019 interview.

Why did Oprah Winfrey leave 60 Minutes?

Even though we view Oprah as the Meryl Streep of television — aka she can do anything — the Emmy winner admitted that she was out of her element on 60 Minutes. Plus, an offer came along that she couldn’t refuse: a multi-year content partnership with Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+.