OWN has scheduled the tribute for Sunday, June 1 from 5 to 10 p.m. ET/PT, which will feature encores of programs Angelou was prominently featured. Those programs are Super Soul Sunday, Oprah’s Master Class, The Oprah Winfrey Show and the premiere airing of Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball.
In remembering her friend, Winfrey called Angelou a “mentor, mother/sister“ she’s been “blessed” to have known “since my 20s.” “She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her,” said Winfrey in remembering Angelou.
“She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds,” added Winfrey.
Angelou, an accomplished poet and author, died the morning of May 28 at 86 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Sunday, June 1 (all times ET/PT)
5:00 pm The Oprah Winfrey Show: Conversations with Dr. Maya Angelou
6:00 pm Super Soul Sunday: Oprah & Dr. Maya Angelou Part 1
7:00 pm Super Soul Sunday: Oprah & Dr. Maya Angelou Part 2
8:00 pm Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball
9:00 pm Oprah’s Master Class: Dr. Maya Angelou
10:00 pm Oprah’s Master Class: Whoopi Goldberg (episode premiere)