Picks and Pans Review: Maya Angelou: Rainbow in the Clouds
PBS (Fri., Mar 22, 9 P.M. ET)
If Maya Angelou weren't a successful author (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings), she'd make a pretty good preacher, as she demonstrates in this special, a kind of sacromercial about the redemptive power of faith. "Each one of us is edge-walking all the time," she tells a church group. "Every minute, every second...I believe it is faith which allows men and women to love each other and to dare to have children. I believe faith and faith alone can be credited with those miracles."
The program is also about community, highlighting two charismatic congregations: the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco's Tenderloin district and the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.
It's a rambling, unfocused hour, but when you see all these people in church, hugging and singing, their faces shining, it is obvious that our capacity for faith does stem from the finest part of human nature.
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