Faces of America
|Faces of America|
with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
|Directed by||John Maggio|
|Presented by||Henry Louis Gates, Jr.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Producer(s)||Barak Goodman, Sue Williams, John Maggio, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., William R. Grant, Peter Kunhardt, Dyllan Mcgee|
|Running time||55 minutes (roughly)|
|Production company(s)||Kunhardt McGee Productions|
|Original release||February 10 –|
March 3, 2010
|Preceded by||African American Lives|
|Followed by||Finding Your Roots|
Faces of America is a four-part Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television television series hosted by Professor Henry Louis Gates. The series originally aired February 10 – March 3, 2010 from 8–9 p.m. ET. In Australia, this program aired on SBS One each Sunday at 7:30pm from 9 -30 January 2011.
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.
In the series finale, Gates explored the emerging use of full genome sequencing to understand personal ancestry and health, by learning what might be inferred from his whole genome sequence, and that of his father, through in-depth analysis by a personal genomics company (Knome) and the Broad Institute.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Our American Stories"||February 10, 2010|
|This episode explores the ups and downs of immigration into America during the 20th century.|
|2||"Becoming American"||February 16, 2010|
|3||"Making America"||February 23, 2010|
|4||"Know Thyself"||March 2, 2010|
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