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Extra Extra: Oprah's Network Restructures, Lays Off 30 Employees

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Mar 19, 2012 11:00PM

  • Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable network laid off 30 people today. That's 20 percent of its workforce. Making things worse, this comes just three days after it was announced The Rosie Show has been canceled. Oprah hasn't done well with with cable, so perhaps it's time to come back to Harpo and get back on broadcast.

  • [Deadline]

  • The Daily Beast has a big feature on why The Rosie Show failed, including interviews with the staff. [Daily Beast]

  • The Medill Innocence Project is employing some new tactics in its effort to investigate murder cases [Reader]

  • An Indiana jail warden quit his job after he was accused of showing up to work drunk [Tribune]

  • A Wisconsin family could lose their house because they own too many dogs. [Fox]

  • Ald. Joe Moore (49th) wants to see the city’s recycling program expanded ASAP. [CBS]

  • A rival bike sharing program says the program the city chose is tainted. [Sun-Times]