Oprah Launches YouTube Channel

Oprah launched her own YouTube channel here. You can watch exclusive (and ridiculously cheesy) videos of Oprah’s production staff presenting a skateboarding bulldog and P.Diddy announcing his search for a new assistant. His special requirements: "You gotta know how to read, you gotta know how to write."

According to Broadcasting & Cable:

According to Winfrey, the channel will feature “exclusive video including video I made myself just for YouTube, what’s coming up on my show from time to time and also what happens backstage and during commercials and more,” she said in a YouTube video announcing the channel.

To help promote the venture, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show Nov. 5. The episode will showcase many of the self-made “stars” on YouTube, including the skateboarding dog and the man behind “The Evolution of Dance.”

Oprah will also act as “guest editor” for the YouTube community Nov. 5-6, and her channel will be featured on the site’s home page.