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What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series FACES OF AMERICA. Building on the success of his series AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (called by The New York Times the most exciting and stirring documentary on any subject to appear on television in a long time ) and AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. turns again to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned Americans. Looking to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Gates unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of his guests lives back to their origins around the globe. Along the way, the many stories he uncovers of displacement and homecoming, of material success and dispossession, of assimilation and discrimination illuminate the American experience. Professor Gates guests include poet Elizabeth Alexander, who composed and read the poem at President Barack Obama s inauguration, chef Mario Batali, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Louise Erdrich, writer Malcolm Gladwell, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, film director Mike Nichols, Her Royal Highness Queen Noor, actress Eva Longoria, actress Meryl Streep and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.
Like his follow-up series "Finding Your Roots" Henry Louis Gates Jr exams the history of the family of celebrities. Read morePublished 2 months ago by the q word
Compared with Finding Your Roots - no comparison - buy Finding Your Roots.Published 7 months ago by John Terry
Excellent! This kind of stuff could bring peace to the whole wide world!Published 13 months ago by angryatyou!!!
All went well with order. Wonderful DVD if you are interested in genealogy and DNA.Published 13 months ago by L. McGoff
I have enjoyed this series immensely. I have found it both entertaining and educational and would highly recommend it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Matthew Brinsfield
I had seen it on Public Television & wanted a copy of my own. I loved the fasinating stories of all the people finding out their roots,the history of their ancestors. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Nancy Lloyd