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Moraes on TV: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

Oprah: "Yellow brick road of blessings" is ending

(12:55: this entry has been updated with Discovery Communications statement.) "After much prayer and months of careful thought, I've decided the next season, season 25, will be the last season of the "Oprah Winfrey Show'," daytime TV host Oprah Winfrey said Friday morning in a sometimes teary-eyed announcement confirming what...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 20, 2009; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Palin gooses Oprah's numbers

Sarah Palin performed like the Osmond family for Oprah Winfrey. According to Nielsen's early stats, Palin's pre-taped interview with Oprah, which aired Monday on the daytime diva's syndicated talker, clocked the show's best household rating and share since a Nov. 9, 2007 broadcast. That day, Oprah's guest was the entire...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 18, 2009; 8:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NBC moves Emmys to August; puny ratings to follow

NBC announced Wednesday it is moving the Primetime Emmy Awards to Sunday, Aug. 29. The annual trophy show traditionally airs the Sunday before the start of the TV season, in mid-September. But NBC has a contract to air NFL football on Sunday nights and those games rev up before...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 18, 2009; 8:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Palin is ready for her close-up: We watch so you don't have to

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continues campaigning for her new book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," but today is the start of an epic five, six, or seven-part series -- depending on how you slice it - with Barbara Walters of ABC News. This morning: parts 1 and 2,...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 17, 2009; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Palin goes 'Rogue' on Oprah: We watch so you don't have to

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and daughters Willow (left) and Piper pose with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." (Image: REUTERS/George Burns/Harpo, Inc.) Sarah Palin kicks off the TV leg of her campaign to sell copies of "Going Rogue: An American Life"...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 16, 2009; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Oprah welcomes Palin to woo back viewers

Oprah Winfrey, on a campaign to climb back from last season's ratings slump (and, some say, to make sure her syndicated talk show goes out on top) is going to try to kiss and make up with conservative viewers Monday afternoon, when Sarah Palin is her guest on her syndicated...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 16, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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