Oprah Winfrey Network Lays Off 30 Workers

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey's struggling television network, OWN, is laying off 30 workers and restructuring its operations in New York and Los Angeles.

Winfrey said in a statement Monday that the decision is a "tough" one. She says the economics of a startup cable network didn't fit with OWN's cost structure.

OWN launched in January 2011 as an ambitious new platform for Winfrey after stepping away from her long-running daytime talk show.

It has proved a rocky venture. Viewership for OWN shows have been largely unimpressive, and the network canceled Rosie O'Donnell's low-rated talk show last week.


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  • by Mae Location: NYNY on Apr 10, 2012 at 06:37 PM
    Oprah you should check out my family show called That Crazy family comedy skits you will love this show. Beleive me God is good we will bring up your ratings sky high no harm of trying to work with us. Beleive me you will love us .God bless you:)
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