Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PICK OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PICK OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]

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Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owner offers a viewing tip for the coming week

TUESDAY

"Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise," 8-10 p.m., WQED-TV.

PBS's "American Masters" tells the story of the life of the famous writer and her less well-known beginnings.

"It is a part of her life that's not as well known, and I think that's one of the things that people enjoy about the film," said executive producer Bob Hercules at the January Television Critics Association winter press tour. "A lot of us didn't know the story of her as a singer, as a Calypso singer, a dancer. Also, her political activism is not as well known. She worked for both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and she was very close to Malcolm X."

Actor Louis Gossett Jr., who co-starred with Ms. Angelou on stage and in 1977's "Roots," said he was struck by how she lived her life. …

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