January marks Oprah Winfrey Network's second year anniversary. After numerous delays and setbacks, OWN launched in 2011, replacing Discovery Health Channel. Although the cable channel is posting ratings gains, some wonder just how well it is doing.
The acquisition gives Al Jazeera, which is financed by the Qatari government, access to an American TV audience. The new channel, Al Jazeera America, will be based in New York. Current TV was founded in 2004 by former Vice President Al Gore.
NPR's David Greene speaks with Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Jim Carter and Rob James-Collier — all cast members of the British TV hit Downton Abbey. The third season premieres in the U.S. Jan. 6 on PBS.
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