Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Maya Angelou Joins "Oprah & Friends" Channel On XMSR

Legendary Dr. Maya Angelou to Host Weekly Show on XM's Exclusive 'Oprah & Friends' Channel
Dr. Angelou Joins Oprah Winfrey, Bob Greene, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Robin Smith, Marianne Williamson, Nate Berkus, Jean Chatzky and Gayle King in Advance of September 25 Channel Launch

CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, Sept 13, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Legendary Dr. Maya Angelou has signed on to host a weekly show for XM's "Oprah & Friends" channel, it was announced today by Harpo Radio, Inc. and XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than seven million subscribers. "Oprah & Friends" debuts September 25 on XM channel 156.

Hailed as one of the most influential voices in contemporary literature, Dr. Angelou will provide a glimpse inside her phenomenal life experiences and will inspire listeners with her wisdom, compassion, and understanding on topics spanning race, sex, age, and religion.
Having written countless bestselling books, including her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated collection of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie, Dr. Angelou is one of the most renowned authors of our time. She has moved generations with her talent and passion for social change and is recognized around the world as a leading civil rights activist. In addition, she has written, produced, directed, and starred in productions for stage, film, and television. She received an Emmy(R) nomination for Best Supporting Actress in "Roots" in 1977. In 1981, Dr. Angelou was appointed to a lifetime position as the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. In January 1993, she became only the second poet in United States history to have the honor of writing and reciting original work at the Presidential Inauguration...READ MORE: HERE

9/13/2006 10:17:00 AM

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