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Maya Angelou’s memorial service: Where to watch online and on TV

Maya Angelou’s memorial service on Saturday morning will be limited to friends and family only, but the public will still be able to view the service. The beloved poet and civil rights activist died last Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., at age 86.

Taking place at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel, the service will go from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can livestream it here or watch the embed below; cable channels OWN and Centric also plan to broadcast the entire thing commercial-free. (In Washington, OWN: Comcast 17, RCN 336, Dish 189, DirecTV 279; Centric: Comcast 174, RCN 103, Dish 251, DirecTV 330.)

First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak; Angelou received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2011. Country star Lee Ann Womack will reportedly sing “I Hope You Dance” (Angelou had said it was her favorite song). Bill Clinton will be in attendance, as will Angelou’s close friend Oprah Winfrey; she tweeted earlier this week that she was in North Carolina at Angelou’s home.

Complete coverage:

Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at age 86

The 1970 review of ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’

Notes from Angelou’s 80th birthday celebration

Video: Maya Angelou’s reading at 1993 Clinton inauguration

Video: Maya Angelou’s most memorable moments

‘If it falls, it falls, but darlin’, I will have been as present as possible’

Honored by National Portrait Gallery in April, Maya Angelou faces mortality and immortality

What Angelou wrote and said about race and politics

Capehart: Maya Angelou goes home

When Maya Angelou blasted Obama’s school-reform policies

Maya Angelou honored in March for her first job as a street car conductor in San Francisco

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.



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