OD'ing on OWN

Our writer watched a full day of Oprah Winfrey's new network, and she'd do it again.

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I didn't see it all during my OWN marathon. There are plenty of additional programs that ran this weekend after my (former?) friends confiscated the remote, and many more are promised for later in the season. But it's safe to say that, even with a few differences (and of course, a lot more content), OWN won't stray far from the Oprah we know. She's not going to win over any new groupies with this one, but real fans will love it. You know who you are, and you definitely know who you aren't.

Jenée Desmond-Harris is a regular contributor to The Root.

Read Jennifer E. Mabry's article "Oprah's OWN Missed Opportunity" for an alternative perspective. And browse "OWN: Not the First Black-Led Network" for The Root's photo gallery of other black entrepreneurs who launched their own cable networks -- with varying success.

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