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Oprah Winfrey says creating OWN network was a mistake (Video)

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,
'If I knew then what I know now, I might have made different choices.'

Oprah Winfrey appeared on CBS This Morning, where in an interview she admitted that the OWN network was a mistake.

TMZ reports that the world’s most famous talk show host admitted that she had no idea that creating her own network would be so difficult, and notes that it was certainly a mistake. She tells CBS, “The idea of creating a network was something that I wanted to do. Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else."

She does express that she didn’t go into the project naively, that she “didn't think it was going to be easy but I did not know.”

She tells the morning show, which is co-hosted by Oprah’s BFF, Gayle King, and Charlie Rose, "If I knew then what I know now, I might have made different choices. If I were writing a book about it, I could call the book '101 Mistakes.'”

The news is not entirely surprising after the network began letting go of production assistants and only weeks ago canceled Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show, The Rosie Show.

DigitalSpy reports that Oprah does feel grief about firing nearly 30 employees, calling it “the most painful thing.” However, despite the turmoil, Oprah insists that she will not walk away from the network.

"I will die in the midst of doing what I love to do and that is, using my voice and using my life to try to inspire other people to live the best in theirs,” she says.

Check out the full interview below:

 
 

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