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Oprah Launches A Network On Her OWN

On Jan. 1, Oprah Winfrey launches the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, the first television channel entirely dedicated to a personal brand. Will her loyal audience follow?

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On A TV Near You: The Yule Log, Now In 3-D!

The Yule Log has burned brightly on TV sets for years. This year, the digital Christmas tradition will be available in 3-D.

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'Gulliver's Travels' And Jack Black's Christmas Envy

In the new film Gullivers Travels, Jack Black plays the big man in town. Despite what he says, no tiny actors were harmed in the making of the movie.

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