Renowned author and poet Maya Angelou, died today at the age of 86.
Angelou published three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years.
She received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees but is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.
In 1993, Angelou recited her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. In 2010, President Obama named her a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.
PBS will mark her passing with a news story on Wednesday night’s PBS NEWSHOUR.
Also, the first half of Wednesday night’s TAVIS SMILEY will remember Angelou and include a previously broadcast interview with her. Thursday night’s TAVIS SMILEY will be completely devoted to remembering the life of Maya Angelou.
Finally, Wednesday night’s CHARLIE ROSE and Friday’s CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK will also include segments looking back on her life and work.
Air Times on New Mexico PBS:
PBS NEWS HOUR
Ch.5.1 – M-F at 6:00 pm & again at 12:00 midnight
Ch.9.1 – M-F at 11:00 pm & again at 1:00 am
Ch.5.1 – M-F at 1:30 am and the following day at 1:30 pm
Ch.9.1 – M-F at 2:30 am & at 4:30 am
Ch.5.1 – M-F at 11:00 pm & the following day at 12:00 pm Noon
Ch.9.1 – 6:00 pm the following day
CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK
Ch.5.1 – Friday at 8:00 pm
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