Tyne Daly, Wynton Marsalis, Billy Dee Williams, Gayle King and More Remember Maya Angelou
29 May 2014
On the May 28 broadcast of the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," a host of politicians and actors remembered late poet and author Maya Angelou by reciting excerpts from her poem "Caged Bird."
Among those taking part in the tribute were Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. John Lewis, actor and singer Billy Dee Williams, Tony winner Tyne Daly, jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Nile Rodgers, a student from the Chicago School for the Arts and a teacher from North Atlanta High School.
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"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, who knew Ms. Angelou for nearly three decades, also shared her thoughts on the poet's life. “She just cared about you as a human being, and I think that resonated with a lot of people,” King said. “They were inspired by her strength and her confidence.”
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.