But others will read this and, because it's Oprah, will accept it as Gospel
Five years ago, this may have been true. However, realize that Oprah has faded well into obscurity because of her ill-advised move to her own cable network two years ago. Now, the names she used to lift to prominence-- the Phil McGraws, the Tyler Perrys, and so on-- are the ones Oprah needs to lean on to prop up her channel. The only significant ratings she's had since the move to OWN were for her big-name interviews with Whitney Houston's family and Lance Armstrong, the latter buoyed by all the steroids hype.
I do see she's picked up a couple stalwart soap operas-- All My Children and One Life to Live-- for the daytime. It's a smart move for her, as it gives OWN the audience that used to watch her show.