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[07/02/12 - 11:20 AM]
Two Hour Special Event "Oprah Builds a Network" to Air Sunday, July 8 and 15 at 9 PM on OWN
"We wanted this special to open the doors and go behind the scenes of key moments of this journey building the network," said Sheri Salata.

[via press release from OWN]

TWO HOUR SPECIAL EVENT "OPRAH BUILDS A NETWORK" TO AIR SUNDAY, JULY 8 AND 15 AT 9 PM ON OWN

Follow Oprah Behind The Scenes For Her First Year as CEO of OWN

Los Angeles - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the premiere of a two-part original primetime special event "Oprah Builds a Network" - a candid look at Oprah's first year as CEO of OWN - airing Sunday, July 8 and Sunday, July 15 from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT both nights.

"With the tremendous amount of fascination and interest surrounding OWN, we wanted this special to open the doors and go behind the scenes of key moments of this journey building the network," said Sheri Salata, president, OWN.

In the same way OWN's popular series "Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes" took viewers inside the making of the final season of her successful talk show, this new two-part documentary special will showcase Oprah sharing her innermost thoughts about some of the opportunities and obstacles she's faced as she works to create her cable network. Executive producer is Erica Forstadt.

Episode descriptions below:

Oprah Builds a Network Part One - Sunday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Oprah discusses the first year of her network launch, the reason why she decided to make herself CEO and her personal feelings about the much-publicized Nielsen misstep. Cameras follow Oprah as she shoots comedy skits for the Jimmy Kimmel Oscar special and travels to Georgia for production on a new OWN series.

Oprah Builds a Network Part Two - Sunday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Follow Oprah as she goes on the road for a glimpse behind the scenes of "Oprah's Lifeclass: The Tour," her surprise visit in St. Louis with best friend Gayle King to meet the cast of "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and the Kardashian Family interview. Also hear her candid comments on where the network is today.





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· OPRAH PRIME (OWN)
· OPRAH'S LIFECLASS (OWN)
· SEASON 25: OPRAH BEHIND THE SCENES (OWN)
· WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S (OWN)









[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
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[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
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[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
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Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
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[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
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[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
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[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
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[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."

[12/17/14 - 10:00 AM]
Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Brings Her Acclaimed Performance in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" to HBO
Filming before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans this month, the special will feature McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon.

[12/17/14 - 09:37 AM]
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Three state champions from Florida, one from Utah and two from Washington will participate in the event.

[12/17/14 - 09:16 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Announce Additional Celebrities for NBC's Special Two-Hour Live Telecast Set for Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Sean Hayes, Karlie Kloss, John Krasinski, Lisa Kudrow, Elisabeth Moss and Ryan Phillippe are among the latest additions.