June 13, 2013
Iyanla Vanzant, La Toya Jackson and Kim Whitley just might be saving the network. Some would say we could have predicted this.
by Helena Andrews onMay 31, 2013
For those who think she's nuts for airing bad Tyler Perry shows, know that this is an old TV tactic.
by Michael Arceneaux onApril 9, 2012
Writing at Ebony.com, Michael Arceneaux implores readers not to give up on the media queen's latest venture, arguing that other networks have taken years to find their footing.
July 14, 2011
Oprah Winfrey admitted that the beginning of OWN wasn't going very well, in part because she had been focused on the end of her daytime talk show instead. Plus: New black network sets Sept. 26 debut.
June 20, 2011
In today's link roundup: The (former) queen of talk says she needs to be "engaged and involved" with the struggling network. Plus: Hosni Mubarak's lawyer says he has cancer, and Tiki Barber hopes that a return to the NFL can cure his depression.
January 3, 2011
Our writer watched a full day of Oprah Winfrey's new network, and she'd do it again.
January 2, 2011
How Oprah's new network lays a historic marker. Plus, how to add faces of color in online journalism conferences.
December 30, 2010
Now that her new network, OWN, is officially on the air, Oprah Winfrey joins a long line of black entrepreneurs who have launched their own cable networks -- with varying success.
by Jennifer E. Mabry onDecember 30, 2010
Oprah Winfrey literally changed the face of daytime television. She's got more power and influence than just about anybody in the free world. Too bad her much hyped cable network serves up more of the same reality-TV dreck that you find on all the other channels.
May 21, 2010
The Root's partner site, Slate, delves into Oprah's life story--sans Kitty Kelley.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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