July 13th, 2011
04:06 PM ET
Oprah Winfrey is taking a dramatic step to help her struggling Oprah Winfrey Network (aka OWN). She’s making herself CEO and Chief Creative Officer of the channel!
Oprah expressed her excitement in a statement by saying, "I am ready to dedicate my full creative energy and focus as the full time CEO of OWN … by aligning the mission, talent and leadership.”
I think this is a great move. I mean, it’s Oprah! I don’t know why she wasn’t the CEO to begin with. After all, it is “The Oprah Winfrey Network.”
July 8th, 2011
05:17 PM ET
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June 17th, 2011
10:49 AM ET
Her iconic talk show may be over, but Oprah Winfrey still has a dream interview.
“I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me,” Winfrey said. “And I am going to make that happen, people.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the remarks were made during a Q & A at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's annual Cable Show held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. FULL POST
May 27th, 2011
09:28 AM ET
It’s still a little early to calculate how many millions of people tuned in to Oprah Winfrey’s finale show on Wednesday, but overnight ratings are showing an impressive number.
According to AdWeek, Winfrey’s farewell “love letter” to her viewers was the highest-rated “Oprah Winfrey Show” in 17 years with an overnight household rating of 13.3 – and it doesn’t take into account households in the St. Louis market, since the show was pre-empted there for storm coverage.
Entertainment Weekly adds that the overnight rating is 130 percent higher than Winfrey’s average rating, and that such an achievement hadn’t been marked since Winfrey’s February 21, 1994 episode entitled, “People Shed Their Disguises.”
May 25th, 2011
12:36 PM ET
Before the stage went dark on her long-running talk show Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey still had a few more lessons to share.
Instead of inviting one last super-special guest to appear, giving away a car or doing one more incredible makeover, Winfrey opted to take the finale of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" back to basics: It was just Oprah, giving what she called “a love letter” to her audience.
"This last hour is about me saying thank you; it is my love letter to you," she said. "I want to leave you all with the lessons that anchor my life. Every day that I stood here I knew that this was exactly where I was supposed to be. There was many a day I came to work tired, but I showed up because I knew that you were waiting, you were waiting for whatever we had to offer. That’s why I never missed a day in 25 years."
May 25th, 2011
09:22 AM ET
After 25 years, the time has come to say goodbye to "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
The talk-show host has warmed up to her farewell episode with a star-studded spectacular at Chicago's United Center, which, if you're anything like us, quickly brought out the waterworks when it aired this week.
Don't put the tissues away yet, because we're expecting nothing less from Winfrey's final hour. According to WGN, the show will be more intimate, and we can expect Winfrey to break down what she's learned over the past 25 years. Join us here as we live-blog the last episode. Are you ready for it?
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