Belfast Telegraph

Oprah: Running a channel is hard

Oprah Winfrey has revealed that running her own TV channel is a lot harder than she imagined.

The former talk show host told fans during a live online chat on Facebook that running the OWN network was nothing like retirement.

"I think everybody thought I was gonna sit at home and relax... Every time I run into people they say 'How is it? How's retirement?' First of all I was never intentionally retiring. It's a little more frantic. The days were a little more organized. I feel a little out of body some days," she said.

She went on: "It's a lot harder than I ever imagined. If anybody asks you if you want a network think about that."

Oprah added that Rosie O'Donnell has made a few changes to Oprah's TV studios since landing her own show on the network.

"One of the first things she wanted was... the walls taken down. Everybody's out in the open and her offices are dogs and kids and music is playing and there's a candy bar and a cookie bar," she said.

Oprah also responded to a special lightning round of random questions where she shared she likes thin crust pizza over deep dish, Chai tea to coffee and the iPad to actual books or the Kindle.


From Belfast Telegraph