Oprah starts a YouTube channel

Oprah Winfrey is launching her own YouTube channel. It will have clips and behind-the-scenes footage from her show. The unveiling will occur November 6 on the Oprah show along with YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, Tyson the skateboarding dog and Judson Laipply, the "Evolution of Dance" guy. That'll be a fun show to watch. Hope someone posts it on YouTube.

Seriously, if anyone can make a YouTube channel work, it's Winfrey. Her show grabs 5 million viewers a day, and presumably some of them have computers. On the other hand, her past Web performance does not bode well for the venture. The last Oprah foray onto the web was the Oxygen cable-net/website which imploded and was sold off to NBC Universal, long after Winfrey had backed out of the venture.