Academic journal article International Journal of Instructional Media

Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Academic journal article International Journal of Instructional Media

Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr

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Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York

INTRODUCTION

Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is a new series airing on public broadcasting stations. Using the tools of genetics and genealogy, the series explores the family histories of twelve well-known individuals. It is an attempt to show the rich backgrounds of individuals and the varying strands that link all of us together across time.

INDIVIDUALS PROFILED

The series provides an in-depth look at the following individuals and their family histories:

* Professor and Poet, Elizabeth Alexander

* Chef, Mario Batali

* Comedian, Stephen Colbert

* Novelist, Louise Erdrich

* Journalist, Malcolm Gladwell

* Actress, Eva Longoria

* Musician, Yo-Yo Ma

* Director, Mike Nichols

* Her Majesty, Queen Noor

* Television Host/Heart Surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz

* Actress, Meryl Streep

* Figure Skater, Kristi Yamaguchi

BENEFITS TO TEACHERS

Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. offers many benefits to teachers. …

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