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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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OWN published this video item, entitled “What Happened When Black Landowners Struck Oil in Tulsa | OWN Spotlight | OWN” – below is their description.
In the early 20th century, oil was discovered in Tulsa, much of it on land owned by indigenous and Black people. Then, Oklahoma passed a law that allowed white settlers to seize control of the land by appointing white “guardians” to children whose land struck oil. “We’re talking about millions and millions of dollars,” says Raven Majia Williams, a descendant of survivor AJ Smitherman. “And not in today’s money; in THAT day’s money.”
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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).