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OWN will tell its viewers to go watch Oprah Winfrey say goodbye

May 24, 2011 |  2:15 pm


OWN, the cable network co-owned by Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, will tell its audience to go watch the queen of daytime talk host her final show Wednesday afternoon.

Viewers who flip to OWN on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. Eastern time, which is when most stations carry Winfrey's daytime talk show, will see a message that the cable network is taking the hour off in a salute to Winfrey's 25 years of chat.

“We couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to honor Oprah than for OWN to celebrate her ongoing legacy and enormous contribution to daytime television,” said Discovery Chief Operating Officer and interim OWN Chief Executive Peter Liguori in a statement.

There is no shortage of Winfrey coverage on OWN. The network said it will run six whole days of special programming from May 25 - May 30 devoted to Winfrey's historic talk show.

-- Joe Flint


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Photo: Stevie Wonder and Oprah Winfrey share a moment. John Gress/Reuters