Oprah Winfrey Talks Wanting To Focus On Meaningful Programming

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It’s been nearly 5 years since Oprah Winfrey’s OWN debuted? After walking away from the Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah Winfrey tells VARIETY that she wanted to focus on meaningful programming:

“I wanted to have a way to speak to people and be connected and cultivate more meaningful conversations that mattered to people…..my dream of of having this network and programming created to uplift and to entertain. We have invested in storytelling. We have created a space where our loyal audience can come week after week.”Screenshot 2015-10-06 10.35.31

But Ms. Oprah had humble beginnings:

When the network first started the ratings weren’t that great and folks were waiting for it to fail.  That’s when she received some of the best business advice.

“Lorne Michaels (the creator of “SNL”) told me over four years ago that it was going to take five years to get up on its feet.”

What do you think?