Dr. Angelou takes some time to respond to listeners' letters, e-mails and calls. When one caller asks for Dr. Angelou's opinion on the growing generation gap, she talks about the need for young and old to connect and share their ideas and wisdom. Then, a mother whose child suffers from sickle-cell anemia finds comfort in Dr. Angelou's words of understanding and compassion.
At the request of another caller, Dr. Angelou shares her thoughts on the Jena Six, a group of six black teenagers who were charged with the 2006 beating of a white teenager at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana. Plus, Dr. Angelou gives her perspective on the issue of forgiveness and the importance of self-protection, and explains how she came to be a world-renowned writer.
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, December 11, 2013