OWN Plans Dr. Maya Angelou Tribute
|Oprah’s OWN plans tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou Sunday June 1|
The passing of the legendary Dr. Maya Angelou yesterday reverberated throughout the world. Her death made headlines around the globe, while her name has trended on Facebook for more than 24 hours. Oprah released a statement saying:
“I’ve been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her.
She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.”
In tribute to her beloved friend and “mother / sister”, Oprah’s OWN will be airing 5 hours in tribute to Dr. Angelou this Sunday, June 1.
5pm – The Oprah Winfrey Show: Conversations with Dr. Maya Angelou
6pm – Super Soul Sunday: Oprah & Dr. Maya Angelou, Part 1
7pm – Super Soul Sunday: Oprah & Dr. Maya Angelou, Part 2
8pm – Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball
9pm – Oprah’s Master Class: Dr. Maya Angelou