Aretha Franklin on Inspiring Other Great Singers

Aired on 09/24/2003 | CC
Editor's note: We were deeply saddened to learn of Aretha Franklin's passing. The following is from her appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2003.

Aretha Franklin's influence on the music world spans genres and generations. In 2003, Oprah asked the undisputed Queen of Soul what it felt like to inspire other great singers. Aretha took that moment to acknowledge the artists who had paved the way for her.