Oprah Winfrey trades in one network for another, ends Angel Network
Oprah Winfrey's talk show isn't the only thing the television juggernaut is calling it quits on after this season.
After 13 years and nearly $80 million in public donations, Winfrey is retiring her Angel Network.
"We are going to bring the Angel Network to a close for our viewers," Winfrey said. "You our viewers have given so generously over the years, as I just said $80 million, and you've been a force for good in the world. And I am so proud of what you have done."
Winfrey donated the remaining $6 million left in her Angel fund to U.S. charter school programs.
What started in 1997 as an effort to rally funds to improve the lives of others quickly evolved to one of Winfrey's ongoing passions, helping to build 55 schools in 12 countries and restoring more than 400 homes that fell victim to Hurricane Katrina and Rita.
No word on why Winfrey didn't chose to bring her Angel fund to her new network once it launches in January 2011.