Oprah gets new job with 60 Minutes

Oprah Winfrey is joining 60 Minutes for its 50th anniversary year, with her first story due soon

60 Minutes has something new for its 50th anniversary year.

Oprah Winfrey is joining the show, and will report a story next week about America's political divide.

It's a testament to the Sunday-night news power that it seeks to absorb some of television's biggest stars into its fabric instead of the other way around.

Some of the old stars of 60 Minutes are no longer around.

But the show's mix of investigations, news and esoteric stories remains largely the same, and largely the key to its continued success on Sunday nights.