On CBS this morning Oprah Winfrey admitted that all the bad ratings of her fledgling cable network (and the bad press that comes with it) are taking their toll.
“The idea of creating a network was something that I’d wanted to do” for a long time, Ms. Winfrey said. “Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else.”
That comment surprised Mr. Rose, who asked, “Really? If you knew that it was going to be this difficult, you might have not done it?”
“Oh, absolutely,” she answered.
Winfrey even said she thought about quitting last week following reports that she laid off one-fifth of the network's staff.