Oprah Winfrey, executive and philanthropist, shares her personal career story.
- I started out, I wanted a million dollars…so I could buy my dad a house on a hill…or something, you know?…I didn't see the possibility for a long time,…until I was in it.…And then I saw it and then I said,…oh this is more than what I thought it was.…This isn't just the vision to,…because when you're in television, as I was starting out,…the big vision is, oh gee can I get a network job?…And I had this idea, I literally had said to my agent,…when I was in Baltimore,…I said could you get me the substitute job…for Joan Lundon, on Good Morning America?…I would just like to, when Joan Lunden…doesn't want to be there or when she's on vacation,…could I just have that job?…Yeah, fill in.…
And he said, this was 1982.…He said, you're not going to get that job…cause they already have a black person.…I go, they don't have a black person.…He said Bryant Gumbel already has that job.…Well, ABC doesn't have a person.…He goes, you're not going to get that job.…Not even as a substitute?…No, not even a substitute.…So I let agent go, but that was my thing,…
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