Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Must-see TV: "Faces of America"

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is out with an amazing documentary treating the immigrant heritage of our nation entitled, the "Faces of America."

Here's how the PBS program notes read: 

About the Program

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. The Harvard scholar turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans — 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, and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.
The program provides amazing insight into the history of our nation of immigrants.  It also makes clear just how connected we are to one another now and across the generations.  
I regard it as "must see TV."
To watch click here.


Anonymous said...

Let me see, PBS and a Harvard scholar - sure to be a neutral presentation!

Larry James said...

There is something very revealing about your comment, Anon. You don't like one of the nation's very best universities and you don't appreciate public television. Watch the program and tell me where the errors are. Pre-judging is an art form among so many these days.