Video: Web exclusive file interview with Maya Angelou

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Indianapolis (WISH) – Maya Angelou said many young people don’t like poetry “because, sometimes in school, poetry has been used as punishment.”

In a 1994 interview with 24-Hour News 8’s Eric Halvorson, she demonstrated how that could change, if we tried a different approach. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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