Maya Angelou funeral: OWN to simulcast private service

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The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) plans to simulcast the funeral of Maya Angelou on Saturday (June 7). Viewers can also watch the private memorial service on Oprah.com at the same time.

"I've been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20s," Oprah Winfrey said in a statement about the simulcast. "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 ... She will always be the rainbow in my clouds."

The service will air live Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on OWN.

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