Oprah Touts OWN’s Focus on Documentaries

January 25, 2011  |  

(Eurweb) —  has promised to bring documentary movies into homes across the United States on her new OWN television network in an effort she likened to her hugely successful book club.  At a Saturday launch party at the Sundance Film Festival, which has long championed documentary movies, Winfrey told a crowd that outspoken celebrity Rosie O’Donnell will be OWN’s “curator” of non-fiction films. O’Donnell will host specials in which the films’ makers and subjects are featured when the OWN Documentary Film Club launches this spring.  “It is my intention to do for documentaries what we have been able to do for books,” Winfrey said, according to the AP. “My goal, my dream, my intention is to bring documentaries into the mainstream, to have them stimulate new ways of thinking.”

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