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Oprah Winfrey spent 25 years hosting her top-rated self-titled nationally syndicated talk show, so many questioned her decision to leave daytime television to launch her television network OWN. But with a steady stream of wins and her most recent hit “Greenleaf,” Oprah feels vindicated by those who felt she should have kept her day job.

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The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” cast was excited to interview the living legend Oprah Winfrey, and we discussed the criticism “Greenleaf” has received from the Black Church. Plus, Oprah talked about the grind of her daytime talk show, regrets, running OWN, her new project with Ava Duvernay, and she even gave thanks to God!

Listen to our interview in the player above, and check out more of our interviews. But be sure to tune in weekdays 6-10 am EST to hear what happens live!

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Oprah Winfrey On Overcoming “Greenleaf” Criticism From The Black Church [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]  was originally published on