CAN'T GET ENOUGH OPRAH? WAIT A FEW YEARS
Winfrey, Discovery to Launch New Network in Her Likeness, But Without Her TV Show(The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 16, 2008) (PDF of original;Link to story on wsj.com)
by SAM SCHECHNER
Americans love "The Oprah Winfrey Show," but are they ready for the Oprah Winfrey Network?
Ms. Winfrey and Discovery Communications announced yesterday plans to launch a new channel -- which will go by the acronym, OWN -- in the second half of 2009. Ms. Winfrey will be the creative force behind the channel, developing programming on topics familiar to her viewers, such as dealing with bullying and recovering from divorce. But, at least at first, the channel will be entering a cluttered landscape without Ms. Winfrey's biggest asset, her top-rated talk show. ...