The rocky first year for cable network OWN will be the subject of a two-part presentation on the channel, “Oprah Builds a Network.”
Oprah Winfrey will be the centerpiece of the behind-the-scenes story about her efforts to start the cabler and the hurdles that materialized. Erica Forstadt will exec produce the project, which OWN will air in hourlong installments beginning Sunday and concluding July 15.
OWN has gone through significant personnel changes at the top, including Winfrey (who had been chairman) installing herself as CEO in July 2011, becoming the third to hold that position after Christina Norman and Peter Liguori. The channel has also struggled to make a ratings impact.