Winfrey told Parade Magazine, "First it was, 'Wowee, omigosh, a network!' And then it was, 'What in the world have I done?' and, 'Can I really do this?' so I had a lot of anxiety about it."
Replacing the Discovery Health Channel, Winfrey's hope for OWN is that it will stimulate the mind.
"What I want to do is build a channel that is a respite for your mind, an oasis of stimulation, that you come away from with little pieces of light. I’m aiming for a moment where somebody could say, 'I never thought of it that way before.' I just love that."
Shows on OWN include "Dr. Phil", a spin-off of Oprah's daytime talker; "The Gayle King Show", featuring Oprah's best friend who has already had one try at making a hit talk show of her own; and "Kidnapped by the Kids", where children are empowered to stop their parents from being workaholics.