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Martha Stewart Living
is a magazine
Magazines, periodicals, glossies or serials are publications, generally published on a regular schedule, containing a variety of articles. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by pre-paid magazine subscriptions, or all three...
and a television show featuring entertaining and home decorating guru Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is an American business magnate, author, magazine publisher, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, and merchandising...
. Both the magazine and the television program focus on the domestic arts. Martha Stewart Living
began as a quarterly magazine in 1990, published by Time Inc.
Time Inc. is a subsidiary of the media conglomerate Time Warner, the company formed by the 1990 merger of the original Time Inc. and Warner Communications. It publishes 130 magazines, most notably its namesake, Time...
.and is currently published monthly. Stewart took the magazine with her when she left Time Inc. in 1997, and Martha Stewart Living
is now the flagship brand of the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. is a diversified media and merchandising company founded by Martha Stewart. It is organized into four business segments: Publishing, Internet, Broadcasting media platforms and Merchandising product lines....
Martha Stewart Living
television debuted as a weekly half-hour syndicated show in September of 1993. Intended to complement the magazine, it featured Stewart as the host. It expanded to weekdays in 1997, became a full hour long program in 1999 (with a 30 minute weekend edition), and went on hiatus in autumn of 2004 following Stewart's legal trouble. The show was distributed by Group W Productions
The Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, also known as Group W, was the broadcasting division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. It owned several radio and television stations across the United States and distributed television shows for syndication....
from 1993-1995, Eyemark Entertainment following the CBS-Westinghouse merger from 1995-1999, then King World Productions
King World Productions, Inc. was a production company and a syndicator of television programming in the United States until its eventual 2007 incorporation into CBS Television Distribution...
following CBS' merger with King World from 1999-2005.
The new Martha
program replaced MSL
Both the magazine and the television show have won numerous awards.