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Oprah Would've Launched OWN Network "Differently" If She Had To Do It Again

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Oprah Winfrey went before the cable industry this morning with her tail slightly between her legs as she addressed the issues facing her failing OWN cable network.

She admitted to the board that the "bumps" OWN has endured thus fair are partly her fault. With "one foot out the door" of her talk show and the other stepping into the network, she found it difficult to juggle both without sacrificing attention to one. But now that her talk show has ended she pledged to "commit" her "full energy, feet first, body immersed" with her cable staff.

We're firm believers that there isn't anything Oprah can't do if she puts her mind to it. Obviously, she was a bit distracted when OWN launched and it suffered for it. But if she says she is committed, we say we expect it to flourish in the fall season! Just you wait and see!

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11 comments to “Oprah Would've Launched OWN Network "Differently" If She Had To Do It Again”

  1. 1

    REALLY? Why is she saying this? NOW? Did someone ask her this or did she finally stop drinking the Oprah Kool Aid that her 'enablers' have been blowing up her ass ? Big big fanfare!!! the Oprah Network! Bringing YOU! what YOU need and want! and after a weekend of new programming, repeats, really OLD REPEATS from the discovery channels (trading spaces, movies, etc ARE SHOWN!) WHY DID SHE NOT WAIT UNTIL SHE HAD NEW SHOWS? She has the money to do it. Why? because she MUST TOUCH EVERYTHING and be apart of everything…. SO, no new programing… so OCD she can't let go of anything to anyone other then maybe her bestie, Gayle. Oprah needs extensive THERAPY or she should have held the premiere back a while….

  2. 2

    Dear Oprah,

    Perhaps you can increase your ratings by NOT showing poorly rated films over and over. Also, there are programs running on your network that are also running on other networks…why the overlap? I understand if you cannot come up with all original programming, but can you at least showcase things that are watchable and less redundant?


  3. 3

    What happens to those who cannot afford cable tv? Does this not exclude many people?

  4. 4

    Oprah and her yes people are out of touch. Showing President Obama going to Harpo in that ridiculous car that is an expense to taxpayers. If he wants to be a light weight on girl shows, not on my tax dime. She thinks she is showing off.People are destroyed along the Mississippi from his flooding idea. Ugh! Why are we seeing so much Oprah herself? Boring!

  5. 5

    Re: Gracie 2004 – Yes it does exclude many people. Including many of us who live in MS where she was born. Seems like a few good shows coming up, Tatum and Ryan, Shania, Sarah F. etc but I for one will not be able to see them. Why don't they share full episodes on the official web site with all the commercials? But nope, just mods saying they will show some but not all and some clips. Guess it's not that important to them to reach all people, just those who are willing to pay. How much money is having enough money to some? Would have liked to see the shows she's offering. Oh well.

  6. 6

    I hope she makes it. She deserves it.

  7. 7

    The problem with OWN is that too many of its shows are just regurgitated shows from other channels. I thought OWN would have its 'own' shows. We love Oprah and wish her and OWN well.

  8. 8

    The Obama Regime has lost America's prosperity.
    Our real estate market is the worst since the Great Depression.
    Why do you want America to vote him in another 4 years?
    To finish us off?
    You're a disgrace, you just worry about your little network.

  9. 9

    Re: luvs2tango – Yeah she's a disgrace just because she supports Obama.. please. She hasn't done any other amazing things to help millions of people at alllll…

  10. 10

    You all are a bunch of idiots. Seriously?
    I agree with tellall
    I hope she makes it. And she will. I love OWN….and it has only just begun…

  11. 11

    Does Oprah have her own network? I thought she was busy running the White House.