Talk Is Tough Dept.: Will Anybody Become The New Oprah?
Ten months after Oprah Winfrey abdicated her position as queen of daytime talk, "the TV industry is still trying to fill the vacuum," writes Tim Kenneally. He runs down the current and future contenders, including Katie Couric, set to go on-air in September, certainly well-known and possibly with an edge as a former evening news anchor in this political year.
Meanwhile, things aren't going so well in Ex-Queen Oprah's current endeavor, the OWN network -- you may have heard about Oprah's latest firings, which included 30 staffers, as well as the end of the Rosie O'Donnell talk show.