Layoffs Are Latest Blow to Oprah's Cable Empire

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When Oprah Winfrey had a talk show on ABC, she could do no wrong. The queen of afternoon television hosted Hollywood’s biggest stars. She famously gave away Pontiacs to her studio audience in 2004. “Everybody gets a car!” she shouted, jumping up and down. “Everybody gets a car!”

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