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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - American Masters

An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars.

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Thu., February 22, 2018
12:00 pm
(90 minutes)

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand  

A profile of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005), who some call America's Shakespeare, featuring insights from family, friends and actors Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad. His credits include the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning "Fences" and Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Piano Lesson."

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Thu., February 22, 2018
12:00 pm
(90 minutes)

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand  

A profile of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005), who some call America's Shakespeare, featuring insights from family, friends and actors Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad. His credits include the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning "Fences" and Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Piano Lesson."

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Fri., February 23, 2018
12:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - American Masters  

A profile of Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), a poet, singer, dancer and civil-rights activist perhaps best known for "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," her autobiography. The documentary explores her early years in the Depression-era South; her career as a calypso dancer-singer; her transition to writing; and her friendship with Malcolm X. Included: archival photos and videos; and insights from her and such friends as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Diahann Carroll and Quincy Jones.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Fri., February 23, 2018
12:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - American Masters  

A profile of Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), a poet, singer, dancer and civil-rights activist perhaps best known for "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," her autobiography. The documentary explores her early years in the Depression-era South; her career as a calypso dancer-singer; her transition to writing; and her friendship with Malcolm X. Included: archival photos and videos; and insights from her and such friends as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Diahann Carroll and Quincy Jones.