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OWN amps up Oprah farewell fare

Hourlong title card to mark final 'Oprah'

Oprah Winfrey cabler OWN is planning six days of special programming to commemorate the end of Winfrey’s long-running syndicated program, including — at 4 p.m. EST today, the time of the final “Oprah Winfrey Show” — an hour of nothing but a title card explaining that the net’s employees have ditched work to watch the finale.

“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, OWN’s interim chief executive officer and the chief operating officer of Discovery Communications.

Starting today, the net’s regularly skedded programs will become more Oprah-centric than usual, with “The Gayle King Show” showcasing the best of Oprah Winfrey, “Oprah Presents Master Class” focusing on Winfrey herself, and a special Thursday edition of “Oprah Behind the Scenes” digging into the nuts and bolts of the show.

Further specials, including an episode of King’s show titled “The Oprah Finale After Party,” will continue through Monday.