Now she tells us: Oprah Winfrey‘s struggling network, OWN — a joint venture with Discovery — wasn’t ready when it launched last year. In a guest appearance this morning on CBS This Morning the talk show host and OWN chief tells her good friend Gayle King and Charlie Rose that SNL-creator Lorne Michaels warned her that people wanted to see her fail. But she says that the criticism is “just press…Just because you failed at something — and we haven’t failed — doesn’t make you a failure.” Now she says that she’s doing “what we should have done at the beginning” — which is to build the network a show and a night at a time. “I said from the beginning, this channel can’t be based on me. It has to be based on my philosophy and ideas.”
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