We continue our series of timely interviews by remembering renowned poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. She died in May at the age of 86. Angelou is known best for her award-winning writing, including her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her collection of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie. Bob spoke to Maya Angelou in 2006 and we share their conversation on writing, aging, and being an American.
Then we'll remember the youngest member of our group. Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died in February at the age of 46. In 2005, he spoke with Bob about his career and his film Capote. Hoffman won his only Academy Award for that role as Truman Capote. [Broadcast Date: November 25, 2014]