*Oprah Winfrey launched her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on January 1, 2011.  This move took the media titan from 7 million viewers to 80 million homes overnight.

The show opened with little fanfare, but Oprah took an hour to explain the structure of upcoming shows and mission statement of the network.

And while many look at this venture as the biggest risk of her career she clarified in her own words that, “Every minute of this network has been hand-selected by me for you, the viewers.” (more…)