Oprah Reflects on South African Girls Academy

Talk show host is set to graduate the first class of her academy for girls.
3:57 | 01/13/12

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-- So what is the main thing you want to say when you talk to them tomorrow we remember the first. Speech you gave to them the first -- when that school will open what is the thing -- -- most important thing tomorrow. But tomorrow is really you're out and this has been. So this is -- majority of 8000 miles. And I would have to say the biggest lesson from me is that full realization of but what is that where it is -- part of this cultural boon to. They speak of -- being I am because we got what I learned in this process is that you do nothing alone. And that you can have a lot of big ideas lot of big dreams invasion but analysts who have the infrastructure. And the people. That the team of people took to work with you nothing ever gets done. And that there are cultural communication issues it just happened a thousand miles away but. This is not an effort just on my part it's my vision it's my obvious. You know financial support and emotional support but it's a team of people who have. Build a family foundation for these girls it is allowed. This moment to happen. The moment of 100%. Passing not just passing but. 100%. Of every girl being able to go to a college -- university of her choice 10% of them. Coming to United States it's huge. And sell. I will be celebrating that I will be trying to take all of that in and looking into the eyes of their -- Who. Will. -- sure. No. That is poverty cycle that the cycle of poverty has been broken. With their daughters. So to mildly is really about celebrating what experiences and I gotta tell you if I'd known it was going to be this hard probably wouldn't -- done it this way. But I wouldn't take nothing -- my journey now. OK one question about you here you are -- a milestone. Lot of people who were watching you -- yet a another mountain building a cable. Network thinking. That hardly. Pushing that rock up that Hillel the -- That tire together -- -- It's not a rocket the bold. -- it's it's like trying to turn the ship around in the middle of you know small -- now. -- -- But if the question is -- -- tired. The answer is really on just getting started I wanted to be able to maintain the platform of being able to have a connection. To the audience and be able to speak to people. -- programming that I felt was inspiring. If -- had to do that all over again. I would not make the mistake of making the big announcement. I -- -- Twice tried to quietly. Build one night at a time. And then when I built that night I would say. -- -- -- We've got -- -- -- come watch us on Wednesdays if I had it to do. Over again so right now I'm building Sunday nights and Saturday nights and starting. -- start ex law and one -- at a time. Is it and a challenge yes but it's also I think an incredible opportunity to be able to maintain connections the audience and create what -- Considered to be programming that is mindful -- not meaningless to.

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