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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a Harvard professor who enjoys the wonder of what the past holds. Like an archaeologist digs in the dirt in order to find the buried treasures of yesteryears living inhabitants, Professor Gates digs into the ancestrial past of 12 renown Americans to discover how they came to be. Professor Gates Jr. uses the lastest technology available in genealogical research to find the ancestrial lineage of people like Chef Mario Batali, Her Majesty Queen Nor, Musician Yo-Yo Ma and nine other very talented Americans whose life and career has enhance the history of America.

This documentary is aired as a four episode series. Throughout the episodes you will come to understand how America was made through its interaction with immigrants and how an immigrant's interaction with America helped shaped the future. Professor Gates Jr. provides written historical documentation, as well as, DNA test results to link the past to the present as far back as it will go.

Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a Reality, Talk & Interview series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on February 10, 2010. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1.

Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. on demand at iTunes online.

1 Season, 4 Episodes
February 10, 2010
Reality, Talk & Interview
Cast: Elizabeth Alexander, Mario Batali, Stephen Colbert, Louise Erdrich
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Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Full Episode Guide

  • 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.