CBS: Oprah to ‘Step Away’ From 60 Minutes Role While Campaigning for Dem

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[See NewsBusters for more.] Now that Oprah Winfrey is once again off campaigning for Democrats, CBS on Thursday announced that the 60 Minutes contributor will be “stepping away” from her role at the network. At least for now. This arrangement between the channel and the talk show star is full of all sorts of conflicts. On Thursday’s This Morning, Nancy Cordes reported on Winfrey’s decision to go and lobby for liberal Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. (Winfrey also famously campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008.) Cordes awkwardly explained how this impacts CBS: “We should note Oprah has been a part-time CBS News contributor for 60 Minutes, but she is stepping away from that role while she campaigns.” 

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