29 May 2014 5:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oprah Winfrey had a deep connection to Dr. Maya Angelou, who passed away Wednesday, and the television titan will pay tribute to the author and poet with a television special. “I've been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20's,” Winfrey said in a statement after Angelou died. To honor that long friendship, Winfrey has scheduled a five-hour tribute to Angelou on Own for Sunday, Jun. 1. Also read: Oprah Winfrey Remembers the Best Lesson Maya Angelou Ever Taught Her The night begins with a look back at Angelou's appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show, »

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