Watch Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.


Series Length:1 Season, 4 Episodes
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8:00 pm on PBS

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America's immigrant tapestry as he seeks answers to two simple questions: "What made America?" and "What makes us?" In this four-part series, Gates unravels the genealogy and genetics of 11 famous Americans, including: poet Elizabeth Alexander; 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; figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi; and TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz. Source: PBS

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  • Episode four takes up the search for the guests’ ancestries where the historical record leaves off and links their distinctive family histories to the broader history of "the family of man."

  • Discover how land defined America's identity.

  • Discover some of the immigrants that changed the United States of America.

  • Explore the immigrants of America.

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