Occupation: Media mogul
Previous TIME 100 appearances: 7
Another TIME 100 issue, another opportunity to write about Oprah Winfrey. Or not? The queen of all media's talk show ends in May, and the ratings for her new OWN network have been struggling a little, not yet meeting those for the channel it displaced, Discovery Health. But it's early yet, and many otherwise intelligent people have learned the hard way that you count Oprah out at your own peril.
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