Oprah Winfrey acknowledged on CBS This Morning that if she had to do it all over again, she might not have created OWN.
"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," Winfrey said. "I didn't think it was going to be easy, but ... 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.'"
So will she ever quit television?
"The reason why I wouldn't do that, first of all, I would be happy in my garden under the tree with my dogs, reading a book. I'd be happy with doing that - Stedman (Graham) says, 'About two weeks.' Because I'm a very driven person. Also, I believe that I am here to fulfill a calling. That because I am a female who is African American, who has been so blessed in the world, there's never going to be a time to quit. 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 of theirs."
But, Gayle King asked, is it something Winfrey thinks about? "Didn't you have a moment where you go, 'God. ... I don't need it, I don't need another pair of shoes?" King asked.
Said Oprah, "I thought that last week with all the negative press. You know, it's just press. It's just press. It's just press. You know, because a thing appears to not be doing well, and I'd like to say this to everybody: because you failed at something, which we haven't failed, but just because you fail doesn't make you a failure. When you know that in the core of yourself, you can keep trying or you can use whatever is happening in that moment to say, 'Maybe I need to move in a new direction."