Oprah Winfrey leaves "60 Minutes"

Oprah Winfrey is opening up about why she decided to part ways with "60 Minutes."

Winfrey became the first African American billionaire in 2003 and is known to many as the most influential woman in the world. She hosted her internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011 and then launched her own television network.

In 2017, the billionaire was hired as a special contributor for "60 Minutes." While she says she enjoyed working with everyone and it was an interesting experience, Winfrey says the show was not the right format for her.

According to Winfrey, she was too emotional for the show. She says, "It's never a good thing when I have to practice saying my name and have to be told that I have too much emotion in name. Reports say that producers would tell her, "You need to flatten out your voice, there's too much emotion in your voice." It's almost as if Winfrey was told to take her personality and put it in her pocket, reports say.

While Winfrey is no longer on the show, she says she does still watch the show.

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