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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, Sep 3, 2013 - 12:00 AM    "Making America" This episode tells the story of Meryl Streep's eighth great-grandfather who fought in Metacom's War. Records of a land dispute in Spain tell why Eva Longoria's ancestors left Spain for the New World in 1603. Yo-Yo Ma's Chinese genealogy gives insights into the identity that Ma has longed for his whole life. Part 3 of 4 G
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Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 - 12:00 AM "Making America" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Making America" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 - 2:00 PM "Making America" (WORLD)
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Monday, Sep 9, 2013 - 7:00 PM "Know Thyself" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 - 12:00 AM "Know Thyself" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Know Thyself" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 - 2:00 PM "Know Thyself" (WORLD)
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