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Oprah Admits Things Haven’t Gone As Planned On OWN

Oprah Admits Things Haven't Gone As Planned On OWN

O.K. so obviously this isn’t the most important news story of the day and it doesn’t reveal anything that anyone doesn’t know already, but, for the record, Oprah Winfrey admitted, in an interview yesterday, that things haven’t gone as well as she hoped for her network OWN.

Talking about the network, which celebrated its first anniversary yesterday, she said that: “Yes some mistakes were made. Who hasn’t made mistakes? The real beauty is you can say, ‘I learned from that’ ” 

But she’s a fighter as well: “I don’t give up. I’m just getting started.” 

According to the interview Oprah blamed most of the network’s struggles on a lack of a programming library for the many hours of airtime on OWN not filled with original programming: “I don’t understand what anybody was thinking. You’re going on the air, you’ve got four shows. What do you think you’re going to do by Tuesday?”

However she does have a plan if the whole network thing doesn’t work: “I’m going to go into organic farming in Maui. I’m not kidding”

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