Thursday, February 2, 2017

THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise


THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
February 21 on PBS During Black History Month
First feature documentary on the author/activist features exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and others

Year-long #InspiringWomanPBS online campaign launches today at pbs.org/americanmasters
   
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House), she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. The first feature documentary about her life, American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during Black History Month as part of the 31st season of THIRTEEN's American Masters series. PBS Distribution will release the film on DVD the same day, with additional bonus features, and on Digital HD February 22

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