Item Details

Faces of America [videorecording]

with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; Kundhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and Thirteen
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. turns again to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned celebrities including Meryl Streep and Queen Noor. Looking to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Gates follows the threads of his guests' lives back to their origins. Along the way, the many stories he uncovers illuminate the American experience.
Director
John Maggio; Leslie Asako Gladjo; Sue Williams; Stephen Ives; Amanda Pollak
Performers
Host, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Elizabeth Alexander, Mario Batali, Stephen Colbert, Louise Erdrich, Malcolm Gladwell, Eva Longoria, Yo-Yo Ma, Mike Nichols, Queen Norr, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Meryl Streep, Kristi Yamaguchi.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
240 min.
Language
In English with optional video description; closed-captioned
Notes
Originally produced as a television program in 2010.
Related Title
Our American stories.
Making America.
Becoming American.
Know thyself.
Contents
episode 1. Our American stories / produced and directed by John Maggio ; episode 2. Making America / produced and directed by Leslie Asako Gladjo ; episode 3. Becoming American / produced and directed by Sue Williams ; episode 4. Know thyself / produced and directed by Stephen Ives and Amanda Pollak.
ISBN
9781608832026, 1608832023
Published
[United States] : PBS Home Video, 2010.
Publisher no.
FOAM601 PBS Home Video
Description
1 videodisc (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo.
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