From The Hollywood Reporter
Oprah Winfrey launched her new cable channel at noon Saturday. So what do the critics have to say about it, now that it's all of a day old? The New York Times wrote that "OWN is a place where cynicism takes a holiday and mockery hasn't yet been invented." IndieWire.com weighed in that OWN "displays a whiff of spirituality, a huge amount of life-style fluff and a surprising layer of substance." It added that only die-hard Winfrey fans would like most of the programs that air on the network, which ranges from shows on cooking and how to unclutter your home to celebrity-themed series starring Sarah Ferguson and Shania Twain.
Salon.com called it a living monument to its creator's power -- and a celebration of her willingness to use that power as a force for good: "We won't just watch OWN; we will gaze upon it with awe and affection and marvel at the sweet magnificence of its founder."
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