The Oprah Winfrey Show

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Oprah Reveals Her Big Family Secret

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey's big secret is that she has a little sister.

She held a family reunion on The Oprah Winfrey Show that aired Monday, and introduced her half-sister, Patricia.

Oprah Winfrey promises to reveal family secret

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Mark Harmon Voted America's Favorite TV Personality

Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon is America's favorite TV star, according to a recent Harris Poll.

Ratings: NCIS sets series high; Conan wins among young demo

Years after he played on St. Elsewhere and Chicago Hope, the 59-year-old NCIS star jumped seven spots from last year to beat out ... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

Oprah

Happy New Year! Or should we say: Happy Oprah Year!

I don't know how you spent your first few days of 2011, but I was immersed — or perhaps baptized is a better word — in the launch of OWN, which isn't just another cable channel. The Oprah Winfrey Network is a crusade, on a mission of unyielding and unapologetic uplift, inviting us into an electronic big-tent revival where each weepy show should come with its own supply of Kleenex and where all of Oprah's ambassadors stay relentlessly on message... read more

Oprah's Next Big Thing

Oprah Winfrey

The girl from Mississippi has conquered daytime TV, publishing, radio, film and next, at noon on January 1, Oprah Winfrey launches what she calls "one big old challenge." The media mogul and philanthropist introduces OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a 24/7 cable channel devoted, according to its website, "to connecting you to your best self and to the world."

The inspirational channel, complete with its iconic name, was first conceived by Winfrey and her longtime companion, Stedman Graham, in 1992, as they bemoaned the lurid tabloid talk shows in vogue at the time. "I always knew The Oprah Winfrey Show would lead to the next thing," she recalls. "'I would be a light carrier,' I wrote ...
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Oprah: Prospect of Sarah Palin Becoming President Doesn’t "Scare" Me

Oprah, Sarah Palin

The most powerful woman in show business isn't worried about the most powerful woman in politics becoming even more powerful.

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Hugh Jackman Injured During Oprah Show Entrance

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman suffered an eye injury while attempting a dramatic entrance to the Oprah Winfrey Show in Australia.

The 42-year-old actor came in on a zipline from the Sydney Opera House to Oprah's stage, but hit a lighting rig when he didn't stop on time.

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Will Howard Stern Have to Take a Pay Cut?

Howard Stern

Howard Stern may have to take a significant pay cut, Sirius XM chief financial officer David Frear said, according to Reuters, at an investor conference in New York.

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"At the time of the merger we were ... read more

Oprah Winfrey to Announce Next Book Club Pick on Monday

Oprah

Oprah Winfrey will announce her latest book club selection on Monday.

Harpo Productions also announced Tuesday that the episode will feature... read more

On the Set of The Nate Berkus Show: How the Designer Turned a Set Into a Home

Nate Berkus

When designer Nate Berkus was given his own daily syndicated talk show, his director told him he had two choices for the set: "It could either look like a night club or it could look like a fake house with stairs that lead to nothing," the director said.

Berkus said no to both.

Berkus, 39, spent the summer before the September launch designing the studio with vintage furniture, old books that he's read, a wall of live greenery, and colonial wall detailing. From the moment the audience members take their seats, they're in Berkus' home, not on his set.

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Lisa Ling Prepares to Join the OWN Family

Lisa Ling

TV journalist Lisa Ling's about to get OWN'd: She's got her own documentary series launching on the Oprah Winfrey Network early next year focusing on the American identity.

"At the end of January my new series on OWN will launch," Ling tells TV Guide Magazine. "It's called Our America. And it's a window into ... read more

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Premiered: September 08, 1986, on Syndicated
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A one-woman (one name, really) entertainment dynasty, and the gold standard in the talk-show genre, able to attract just about any guest, and so influential that her `book club' practically guaranteed that works she endorsed would be bestsellers. Smart and charismatic, the multi-Emmy winner is also self-effacing enough that, after copping the TV academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, she removed herself from more Emmy nods, noting, `after you've achieved it for a lifetime, what else is there?'

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