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Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is an American basic cable channel jointly owned by Discovery Inc. and Harpo Studios that launched on January 1, 2011, replacing the Discovery Health Channel.
Initially a 50/50 joint venture, Discovery acquired a larger stake in the network in 2017. Harpo remains a “significant” minority stakeholder and Winfrey is contracted with the channel through at least 2025.
As of February 2015, OWN is available to approximately 81.9 million pay television households (70.3% of households with television) in the United States.
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Oprah Winfrey Network posted this video of “Our America with Lisa Ling: The Lost American Dream” from the Oprah Winfrey Show, in which we hear heartbreaking stories of those who have fallen through the cracks of US society.
This full episode of the show originally aired in 2012, at the tail end of the great recession of the late 2000s.
In the wake of the Great Recession, America’s middle class emerges as the face of the new poverty. Lisa Ling travels the country to meet those forced by the aftershocks of the economic crisis to downsize their lives and reassess the American Dream.OWN YouTube Channel
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