Oprah’s ‘no-hate zone” network has successfully launched over the New Year’s weekend to an eager audience. The network posted a .7 household rating according to Neilsen, a 555% increase compared to ratings for its predecessor programming that came from the Discovery Health network.
Oprah’s protégé’s, like Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, can be seen as well success stories in “Oprah Presents Master Class” highlighting personas like Jay-Z and Martin Luther King Jr. So what’s missing?
Critics have noted that most of her protégés are white and despite a long list of new shows there’s no Latino personality as host or programming content with multi-cultural Hispanic content. Asian-American Lisa Ling is a part of the network with her own investigative journalism show called “This American Life.”
In fairness to Oprah the network programming is under development and something with a Latino zest maybe in the works, though nothing has been reported.