Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network To Launch January 1

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Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network is set to launch January 1, 2011. After three years of planning, delays and management misfires, it will be the biggest launch of a cable channel in more than a decade.

Here’s what you can expect:

“Oprah Presents Master Class” biography series will share the life stories of those who have inspired Oprah, like Maya Angelou, Sidney Poitier, and Simon Cowell.

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” features the talk show host interviewing, but this time it will be outside of a studio! She plans to visit “interesting places — in front of the Pyramids, the Great Wall, or in a village in Kenya.”

“The Gayle King Show” brings Oprah’s best friend’s radio talk show to TV.

“Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” features Oprah looking for the next big thing with the help of “Entertainment Tonight’s” Nancy O’Dell.

While the network’s shows sounds promising, viewers finding the channel poses a problem. Winfrey’s network will mostly reside on channels above 200, taking over the position of the Discovery Health Channel. The higher the number, the less likely viewers will stumble across the programming. SOURCE & SOURCE

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