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FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers that Mike Nichols' is indeed related to Albert Einstein, revealing the truth in his family lore despite Nichols' disbelief. ‘Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. aired in 2010 on PBS. The exploration of shared American ancestry using the latest tools of genealogy and genetics continues as 'Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’
Clip Length 01:59 Premiere: 12.20.10

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Finding Your Roots

About Finding Your Roots

For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped to expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and compassion. Professor Gates has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all.

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The Impression - S4 E1

Comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought as they trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.

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Unfamiliar Kin - S4 E2

Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them - redefining how they see themselves.

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The Vanguard - S4 E4

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors into the greater context of Black history.

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Reporting on the Reporters - S5 E3

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, and Lisa Ling that their family stories are just as compelling as the news stories they cover.

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Puritans and Pioneers - S4 E3

Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts - the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment.

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Freedom Tales - S5 E5

Actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan discover stories that challenge assumptions about Black history.

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Immigrant Nation - S4 E5

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad.

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Country Roots

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Write My Name in the Book of Life

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The Shirts on Their Backs

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No Irish Need Apply

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Against All Odds

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Season Episodes

Country Roots

S7 E6 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 2.23.21

Write My Name in the Book of Life

S7 E5 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 2.16.21

The Shirts on Their Backs

S7 E4 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 2.9.21

No Irish Need Apply

S7 E3 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 2.2.21

Against All Odds

S7 E2 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 1.26.21

To the Manor Born

S7 E1 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1.19.21

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Escape from Nazi Germany

Clip Length 04:54 Premiere Date 12.20.10

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

Clip Length 01:59 Premiere Date 12.20.10

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