OWN Goes Dark For 'Oprah Winfrey Show' Finale, Plus Net to Air Six Days of Special Programming Celebrating Oprah

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May 24th, 2011

via press release:

IN HONOR OF OPRAH WINFREY'S FINAL EPISODE OF "THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW," OWN TAKES AN HOUR ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 FROM 4-5 PM ET DIRECTING FANS TO WATCH THE HISTORIC EVENT

Network to Air Six Days of Special Programming Celebrating Oprah May 25 - May 30

Los Angeles, CA - In honor of Oprah Winfrey's final episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will celebrate her legacy by taking an hour from its regularly scheduled programming Wednesday, May 25 from 4-5 p.m. ET directing fans to watch the celebrated event.

In addition, the network has scheduled six days of special Oprah filled programming May 25 - May 30 every night at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, and from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET/PT Memorial Day Weekend.

"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 Peter Liguori, interim chief executive officer, OWN. "We will all be watching this truly historic event."

The special programming celebrating Oprah is as follows:

Wednesday, May 25
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - The Gayle King Show - Best of Oprah Winfrey
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Oprah Presents Master Class - Oprah Winfrey, Part 1 & 2

Thursday, May 26
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party (live)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Oprah Behind the Scenes Special Edition
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party

Friday, May 27
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - After Oscar Show

Saturday, May 28
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Oprah Winfrey Presents The Wedding, Parts 1 & 2
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Oprah Presents Master Class - Oprah Winfrey, Part 1 & 2
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings (Premiere)
10:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Oprah Presents Master Class - Maya Angelou

Sunday, May 29
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Ask Oprah's All Stars
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Oprah Presents Master Class - Jay-Z
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Oprah Presents Master Class - Diane Sawyer
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Oprah Winfrey Presents: David & Lisa (Premiere)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - (all new, Chris Rock and talented kids)

Monday, May 30
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - Australia, Parts 1 & 2
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - Diana Ross/Iyanla
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - Oprah's Teen Crush
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - The Color Purple Cast
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Oprah Presents Master Class - Oprah Winfrey, Parts 1 & 2
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - Yosemite, Parts 1 & 2
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party
10:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes

Coming in September, a new era of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" begins with 60 episodes of "Oprah's Encore" on OWN. The series combines the best, most memorable "Oprah" shows with new insights, new interviews and a point of view that you can only get from Oprah herself. In addition, Oprah's brand new show "Oprah's Next Chapter" will launch on OWN in January 2012.

About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.

 
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