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Faces of America

Faces of America
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers eye-opening facts about the ancestry and family legacies of distinguished Americans in the documentary series "Faces of America." Gates uses the latest technology to study genealogy, genetics and historical documentation to reveal who is related to whom and what makes American culture unique.

Latest Episodes

Know Thyself Air date: 03-03-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409106688/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false "Know Thyself" 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." /episodes/get/1175 /episode/1175 Faces of America: Know Thyself /episode-player/1175
Making America Air date: 02-24-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409099366/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Learn about how land came to define the settling and identity of America, and of how the guests' ancestors were part of this history. /episodes/get/1176 /episode/1176 Faces of America: Making America /episode-player/1176
Becoming American Air date: 02-17-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409077251/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Explore the many journeys to becoming American that defined the "Century of Immigration" (1820s - 1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power. /episodes/get/1174 /episode/1174 Faces of America: Becoming American /episode-player/1174
Our American Stories Air date: 02-11-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409020390/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Our American Stories explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. World war tore apart families; and sundered the fabric of many lives; but America beckoned and millions came. Yet, America was an ambivalent host. /episodes/get/1177 /episode/1177 Faces of America: Our American Stories /episode-player/1177
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Our American Stories
Our American Stories explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. World war tore apart families; and sundered the fabric of many lives; but America beckoned and millions came. Yet, America was an ambivalent host.
Air date: 02/11/2010
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409020390/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Our American Stories explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. World war tore apart families; and sundered the fabric of many lives; but America beckoned and millions came. Yet, America was an ambivalent host. /episodes/get/1177 /episode/1177 Faces of America: Our American Stories /episode-player/1177
Becoming American
Explore the many journeys to becoming American that defined the "Century of Immigration" (1820s - 1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power.
Air date: 02/17/2010
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409077251/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Explore the many journeys to becoming American that defined the "Century of Immigration" (1820s - 1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power. /episodes/get/1174 /episode/1174 Faces of America: Becoming American /episode-player/1174
Making America
Learn about how land came to define the settling and identity of America, and of how the guests' ancestors were part of this history.
Air date: 02/24/2010
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409099366/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Learn about how land came to define the settling and identity of America, and of how the guests' ancestors were part of this history. /episodes/get/1176 /episode/1176 Faces of America: Making America /episode-player/1176
Know Thyself
"Know Thyself" 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."
Air date: 03/03/2010
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409106688/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false "Know Thyself" 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." /episodes/get/1175 /episode/1175 Faces of America: Know Thyself /episode-player/1175
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