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American Masters: Maya Angelou

Wayne Miller
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

Tuesday, we’re talking about the life of poet and activist Maya Angelou. A documentary airing on PBS' American Masters tells the story of Angelou’s journey past racism and abuse to become one of our greatest voices. But filmmaker Rita Coburn Whack says she didn’t want this film to be just about what Angelou did in her life, but also about who she was and how she loved. Whack and co-director Bob Hercules join Doug to explain how Maya Angelou’s story gives us a sense of who we all are as Americans. (Rebroadcast)

AND STILL I RISE premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It airs Tuesday, Feburary 21, 2017 on KUED Channel 7 at 7:00 p.m.  as part of American Masters. For details, visit kued.org.

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