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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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In 1954, the Supreme Court made its historic decision to end school segregation. It was a law that was challenged on every level, from governors and school districts to mobs of angry whites. Nowhere was this ugly struggle more evident than in Little Rock, Arkansas, where nine black teenagers were sent to integrate Little Rock Central High School. Nearly four decades later, seven of the iconic civil rights heroes known as the Little Rock Nine opened up about their experiences and revealed the brutal realities they endured. For more on #oprahwinfreyshow, visit WatchOWN.tv/TOWS
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Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand — and the magnetism of the channel.
Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities.
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In This Story: Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host and businesswoman. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011.
Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America’s first black multi-billionaire.
In 2008, she formed her own network, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
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Popular talk show hosted by Oprah Winfrey where many of its topics penetrate into American pop-cultural consciousness. Aired from 1986-2011, making Oprah Winfrey a global household name.