OWN will air five hours of programming dedicated to Maya Angelou on Sunday, the network announced Thursday.
Starting at 5/4c, the network will replay various specials and episodes featuring Angelou, including...
Renowned writer and actress Maya Angelou has died, according to CNN. She was 86.
Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., her publicist said.
Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, Angelou held several jobs, including as a manager for prostitutes, a restaurant cook and the first black female streetcar conductor in San Francisco, before becoming a writer. Much of Angelou's later auto-biographies stemmed from tragedies she overcame as a child. At the age of seven she was raped by her mother's boyfriend who was then killed by a mob after she testified against him. At the age of 17, Angelou gave birth to her son, Clyde, and began waiting tables.
Barbara Walters was welcomed to her last episode of The View as co-host with a standing ovation, but the show quickly kicked into high-gear with the arrival of the first of many surprise guests: Hillary Clinton.
As soon as Clinton sat down, a shocked Walters told the former First Lady, "You know what? You look terrific here. Why don't you take my place on the show? People won't be asking you what you're doing next all the time."
Barbara Walters started smashing the TV-news glass ceiling in 1961 when she became the first female correspondent on Today. During the following five decades, the Massachusetts native was also the first woman to cohost a morning news show (Today in 1974), to coanchor a nightly news program (ABC Evening News in 1976), and then, for 25 years, to cohost the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. She became known as the Queen of Scoop as she wrangled major stars and world leaders for her trademark in-depth interviews and produced and hosted annual Oscar specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People. Finally, Walters conquered daytime 17 years ago with The View, the all-female talk show that dares to spotlight politics as well as makeup, cooking and gossip...
Oprah Winfrey's original audition for The Oprah Winfrey Show (then called A.M. Chicago) surfaced online this week, 30 years after the host first filmed it.
The tape, filmed in 1983, features a young Winfrey explaining the origins of her unusual name. "Originally, I was named from the Bible by Aunt Ida, who named me from Ruth, the first chapter at the fourteenth verse, Orpah, but no one knew how to spell in my home, and that's why I ended up being Oprah," Winfrey quipped.