Last week, Oprah's attempt at a live webcast with book club author Eckhart Tolle was a debacle — the servers crashed due to overwhelming demand and the event was a flop. Now, Oprah's giving it a second try, but not without a mass apology for what went wrong.
In an email sent over the weekend to hundreds of thousands of fans who signed up for an online class with her latest book club author, the talk-show host blamed her Web site crashing on a "programming problem."
It has now been fixed, she says. A live webcast is expected to draw about 1 million people tonight when Oprah hosts the second of eight Monday night appearances.