Thursday, November 19, 2009
Oprah Ending Talk Show
The New York Times has announced that Oprah Winfrey will put an end to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2011. WABC in New York City first reported the news. The announcement will be made tomorrow on Oprah's show.
In a statement, CBS Television Distribution said, “We have the greatest respect for Oprah and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors. We know that anything she turns her hand to will be a great success. We look forward to working with her for the next several years, and hopefully afterwards as well.”
After her broadcast talk show winds down, Ms. Winfrey will concentrate exclusively on her coming cable channel, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. The channel is a joint venture between her production company and Discovery Communications. Getting the channel off the ground has proved challenging amid management turnover and an uncertain advertising climate.