January 26, 2010

Louise Erdrich on Faces of America

Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Building on the success of his series African American Lives (called by the New York Times "the most exciting and stirring documentary on any subject to appear on television in a long time,") and African American Lives 2, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. again turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans.

The series premieres nationally Wednesdays, February 10-March 3, 2010 from 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS.

Featured guests include:

Yo-Yo Ma
Queen Noor
Malcolm Gladwell
Eva Longoria Parker
Mike Nichols
Dr. Mehmet Oz
Meryl Streep
Stephen Colbert
Louise Erdrich
Krisi Yamaguchi
Elizabeth Alexander
Mario Batali
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