Mothers And Daughters

The Brian Lehrer Show

Maya Angelou, Activist and Poet, Dies at 86

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

She wrote "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," mentored Oprah Winfrey, won a National Book Award, was friends with both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., and  famously delivered the inaugural poem at Bill Clinton's 1993 swearing-in. In this 2013 episode of the Brian Lehrer show, Angelou, who died Wednesday in her home, talked about her memoir, "Mom & Me & Mom," which chronicles the story of her relationship with her mother and the grandmother who raised her. 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wildwood

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This program is given over to one remarkable story, Junot Diaz's tale of tough love in the Jersey suburbs, “Wildwood.”

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