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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 28, 2012 - 11:00 PM    "Know Thyself" 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." Combining the documented stories of some of the guests' last known ancestors with DNA evidence, the series travel backward through time to reveal both distant relatives and surprising shared ancestral connections. Part 4 of 4 G
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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 - 11:00 PM "Know Thyself" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Mar 3, 2012 - 2:00 AM "Know Thyself" (WORLD)
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Monday, Aug 19, 2013 - 6:00 PM "Our American Stories" (WORLD)
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Monday, Aug 19, 2013 - 11:00 PM "Our American Stories" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Our American Stories" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 - 1:00 PM "Our American Stories" (WORLD)
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Monday, Aug 26, 2013 - 6:00 PM "Becoming American" (WORLD)
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Monday, Aug 26, 2013 - 11:00 PM "Becoming American" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Becoming American" (WORLD)
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Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 - 1:00 PM "Becoming American" (WORLD)
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