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Title: Faces of America, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Copy #: 1
Status: available
Duration: 4 hours, 0 minutes
Media: 4 DVDs
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Keywords: Faces of America, Henry Louis Gates Jr


Looking to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of his guests' lives back to their origins around the globe. Episode 1, OUR AMERICAN STORIES. Episode 2: BECOMING AMERICAN. Episode 3: MAKING AMERICA. Episode 4: KNOW THYSELF. It uses genealogical research and genetics to find the family history of 12 Americans: Elizabeth Alexander, Mario Batali, Stephen Colbert, Louise Erdrich, Malcolm Gladwell, Eva Longoria, Yo-Yo Ma, Mike Nichols, Queen Noor of Jordan, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Meryl Streep, and Kristi Yamaguchi.