History and profile
Martha Stewart Living began as a quarterly magazine in 1990, published by Time Inc.. The magazine has been published monthly since mid-1994. 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 media empire.
Martha Stewart Living television debuted as a weekly half-hour syndicated show in September 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 stock trading case and conviction. The show was distributed by Warner Bros. Television and Group W Productions from 1993–1995, Eyemark Entertainment following the CBS-Westinghouse merger from 1995–1999, then King World Productions following CBS' merger with King World from 1999-2005.
The new Martha program replaced MSL in 2005.
Both the magazine and the television show have won numerous awards. In the period 2005-13, Martha Stewart Living made a profit only in 2007.