Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Maya Angelou led a prolific life. She inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.
In the first of a three part series, Doug visits the Louisville Zoo; a profile of accomplished African-American Col. Charles Young; and Rosine, Ky., is the home of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe and the Rosine Barn Jamboree.
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
Mary Tyler Moore died this week at 80. She "turned the world on with her smile" on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and countless movie roles. This special features dozens of classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore's critical role in inspiring her as TV's first independent career woman.
Buzzfeed's Isaac Fitzgerald interviews Colson Whitehead on his book, "The Underground Railroad," chronicling a young slave's desperate bid for freedom, and a heroine's flight that serves as a powerful meditation on both history and the present day.
Acclaimed soprano Danielle de Niese stars in this opera based on Ann Patchett‘s bestselling 2001 novel (inspired by the Peruvian hostage crisis of 1996-97). Diva Roxane Coss is making a special appearance at a diplomatic gathering in Lima when terrorists storm the mansion. During the months-long crisis, unexpected alliances form, with Roxane’s singing becoming a humanizing force.