"Honey, you are so special. I am so happy for your success. I am so proud of you, and I know all of us are so proud of you based on who you are and who you have become. Your show has been number one for 25 years, which is a credit to you, your team and millions of viewers around the world," Stedman says. "It really does amaze me that I get to be around a woman who changes people's lives every day, and who also takes her own lunch to work because she wants to save money.
"I cannot believe that a colored girl from the backwoods of Mississippi has done all you have done with your show, your magazine, the film company, radio, and you're also hands-on with your school in South Africa...while launching a new network. You really are amazing. But you know what really is amazing? You have done this, sweetheart, through all of the sacrifices you have made and the humility that you have and through God's amazing grace. I love you for making a difference in my life."