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Faces of America

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of this series. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned Americans. Looking beyond the black experience to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Gates unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of his guests' lives back to their earliest 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' . . .

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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 - 8:00 AM    "Our American Stories" This new miniseries uses the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore family histories of 11 well-known Americans, beginning with an examination of the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century. Film director Mike Nichols' family escaped Nazi Germany. The forebears of Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi experienced World War II internment camps. American optimism, shaped a chance encounter for cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Part 1 of 4 G
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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Our American Stories" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 - 2:00 PM "Our American Stories" (WORLD)
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Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 - 12:00 AM "Our American Stories" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 - 3:00 AM "Our American Stories" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Becoming American" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 - 2:00 PM "Becoming American" (WORLD)
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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 - 12:00 AM "Becoming American" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 - 3:00 AM "Becoming American" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Making America" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 - 2:00 PM "Making America" (WORLD)
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