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Oprah Winfrey will take another step to becoming one of America's most powerful media moguls by heading her own television network after she leaves her top rated US talk show.
Miss Winfrey, 55, one of the most influential and highly paid women in America, will end her iconic chat show on Sep 9, 2011, after 25 seasons, and focus on "The Oprah Winfrey Network" (OWN).
The new cable channel will be based in Los Angeles and will reach 70 million homes in America. Miss Winfrey may host a new version of the talk show on her own channel.
Lisa Erspamer, who co-executive produced hundreds of episodes of the talk show and is described as a "creative superstar" by Miss Winfrey, is moving to become chief creative officer of OWN, boosting suggestions that Miss Winfrey will continue to host a show.
Winfrey's production company, Harpo, declined to comment on whether a revised form of the talk show might appear on OWN, whose launch has been delayed several times since its original planned 2009 start date. It will now broadcast from Jan 2011.
From what I understand she is trying to start who own TV Network. And If she's still under contact for her show it will not be able to be aired on her newly created network with out paying royalites to the old network. Smart move. End Contract. Move show to newly created network. Show anything you want on your show.
Originally posted by Agree2Disagree
Ironic isn't it? OWN - Oprah Winfrey Network mirrored = NWO thanks Oprah =)
Of course, this means absolutely nothing. I just noticed it and thought "hmm what an odd coincidence".
This is simply a case of (in george jefferson's words) "movin on up".