Morning Candy Monday: Oprah Network Woes?

By: Steve Fullhart & Associated Press
By: Steve Fullhart & Associated Press

Catch the final Oprah shows on KBTX at 4 p.m. weekdays and weeknights at 9 p.m. on CW Texas. The final show airs May 25.

Is all not well in the world of the Queen of Daytime Talk?

Frito and Alli from Morning Candy on Candy 95 joined Brazos Valley This Morning Monday during The Buzz to discuss the recent change at the top of Oprah Winfrey's new network.

CEO Christina Norman stepped down after just four months on the job, raising questions about the fledgling network as it gets ready to launch.

Winfrey ends her syndicated show this month.

To hear what Frito and Alli had to say, click on the video with this story. To read more about the shake-up at the Oprah Winfrey Network, an Associated Press article is below.

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NEW YORK -- In the wake of initial disappointing ratings for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, its head, Christina Norman, has abruptly left the 4-month-old channel.

The network announced Friday that Peter Liguori, the chief operating officer for Discovery Communications, will take over on an interim basis. His appointment is effective immediately.

OWN, which premiered on Jan. 1, is jointly owned by Discovery and Winfrey's Harpo, Inc.

Winfrey said she and Liguori will work together the reminder of this year to recruit a permanent CEO for the network's "next phase of growth."

Winfrey added that with the end of her syndicated talk show this month, she can devote her full energies to OWN.

Norman, formerly president of MTV, arrived at OWN in January 2009.


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