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Finding Your Roots: Season 1  2012  3.7 ★ 600 mins Television
Continuing on the quests begun in his previous projects, "African American Lives" and "Faces of America," Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. finds new ways to delve into the DNA of American culture to discover who we are and where we come from.


Finding Your Roots: Season 1: Disc 1  2012 200 mins Television
This disc includes the following episodes: "Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis," "Cory Booker and John Lewis," "Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada" and "Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick."


Finding Your Roots: Season 1: Disc 2  2012 200 mins Television
This disc includes the following episodes: "Angela Buchdahl and Rick Warren," "Maggie Gyllenhaall and Robert Downey, Jr." and "Samuel L. Jackson and Condoleeza Rice."


Finding Your Roots: Season 1: Disc 3  2012 200 mins Television
This disc includes the following episodes:"Sanjay Gupta and Margaret Cho," "John Legend and Wanda Sykes" and "Michelle Rodriguez / Adrian Grenier / Linda Chavez."


Finding Your Roots  2012  3.5 ★ TV Shows
In each episode of this documentary series, professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes two or three well-known figures on a journey to learn about their family histories -- often uncovering surprising links between his guests.


Finding Your Roots: Season 1  2012 600 mins Television
Continuing on the quests begun in his previous projects, "African American Lives" and "Faces of America," Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. finds new ways to delve into the DNA of American culture to discover who we are and where we come from.


Finding Your Roots: Season 1: Disc 1  2012 200 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: "Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis," "Cory Booker and John Lewis," "Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada" and "Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick."


Finding Your Roots: Season 1: Disc 2  2012 200 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: "Angela Buchdahl and Rick Warren," "Maggie Gyllenhaall and Robert Downey, Jr." and "Samuel L. Jackson and Condoleeza Rice."


Finding Your Roots: Season 1: Disc 3  2012 200 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes:"Sanjay Gupta and Margaret Cho," "John Legend and Wanda Sykes" and "Michelle Rodriguez / Adrian Grenier / Linda Chavez."


Black in Latin America  2011  4.4 ★ 240 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Harvard academic Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this fascinating four-part series that explores the influence of African culture on Latin America, making stops in Cuba, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Peru.


Black in Latin America  2011  4.4 ★ 240 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Harvard academic Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this fascinating four-part series that explores the influence of African culture on Latin America, making stops in Cuba, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Peru.


Black in Latin America: Disc 2  2011 120 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: "Brazil: A Racial Paradise?" and "Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race."


Black in Latin America: Disc 1  2011 120 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: "Haiti & Dominican Republic: An Island Divided" and "Cuba: The Next Revolution."


Black in Latin America: Disc 1  2011 120 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: "Haiti & Dominican Republic: An Island Divided" and "Cuba: The Next Revolution."


Black in Latin America: Disc 2  2011 120 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: "Brazil: A Racial Paradise?" and "Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race."


America: The Story of Us: Millennium  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
The Cold War tests the new superpower; the Challenger disaster and 9/11 shake the nation; technology drives America into the 21st century.


America: The Story of Us: Superpower  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
America becomes a global superpower; technology fuels a boom in the economy and the population; America runs headlong into a new threat: Communism.


America: The Story of Us: Wwii  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
The attack on Pearl Harbor brings America into World War II; the war effort revitalizes the nation's economy; a new global superpower takes the stage.


America: The Story of Us  2010  4.2 ★ 0 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Experience American history like never before with this television miniseries that highlights such momentous events as the arrival of the Pilgrims, the American Revolution, the Civil War and the incredible lunar landing. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, this comprehensive look into the true character of the United States and its people interweaves cutting-edge animation, insightful interviews and dramatic re-creations.


America: The Story of Us: Bust  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
Boom turns to bust when the stock market crash ushers in the Great Depression; dust storms blanket the Midwest; Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery.


America: The Story of Us  2010  3.7 ★ TV Shows Rated: NR
Experience American history like never before with this television miniseries, narrated by Liev Schreiber, that highlights such momentous events as the arrival of the Pilgrims, the American Revolution, the Civil War and the incredible lunar landing.


Faces of America  2010  3.8 ★ 240 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Following his acclaimed PBS series, "African American Lives," Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. again explores the lineage of Americans, using DNA analysis and in-depth research to determine the ancestry of 11 notable individuals. Gates's guests for the diverse genealogy examinations include comedian Stephen Colbert, poet Elizabeth Alexander, actress Meryl Streep, author Louise Erdrich, chef Mario Batali, Queen Noor of Jordan and others.


America: The Story of Us  2010  4.2 ★ TV Shows Rated: NR
Narrated by Liev Schreiber, this miniseries highlights momentous events in American history, including the arrival of the Pilgrims, the American Revolution, the Civil War and the incredible lunar landing.


America: The Story of Us: Revolution  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
The colonies declare independence, taking on the British; George Washington is near defeat, but new tactics turn the tide; A new nation is born.


America: The Story of Us: Rebels  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
From Jamestown to Plymouth, early settlers fight to survive; Tobacco sows seeds of opportunity in the south and the north becomes a trade powerhouse.


A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  2010  2.8 ★ 60 mins Documentaries Rated: NR
Eminent scholar and cultural critic Henry Louis Gates Jr. surveys his complex and transgressive career in this sit-down interview with CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux, conducted in 2010 before an audience of his fellow West Virginians. The hourlong discussion ranges from the professor's early years and influences to his news-making 2009 arrest and subsequent "beer summit" with the police officer and President Barack Obama.


Faces of America  2010  3.8 ★ 240 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Following his acclaimed PBS series, "African American Lives," Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. again explores the lineage of Americans, using DNA analysis and in-depth research to determine the ancestry of 11 notable individuals. Gates's guests for the diverse genealogy examinations include comedian Stephen Colbert, poet Elizabeth Alexander, actress Meryl Streep, author Louise Erdrich, chef Mario Batali, Queen Noor of Jordan and others.


America: The Story of Us: Disc 2  2010 TV Shows
This disc includes the following episodes: "Civil War," "Heartland," "Cities" and "Boom."


America: The Story of Us: Disc 3  2010 TV Shows
This disc includes the following episodes: "Bust," "WWII," "Superpower" and "Millennium."


America: The Story of Us: Civil War  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
The Civil War rages; The Confederate army can't match the Union's technology; railroads, supply lines and telegrams become new weapons in modern war.


America: The Story of Us: Division  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
The Erie Canal brings big risk and bigger reward; In the South, slavery fuels a growing divide; Violence flares and abolitionists stand for freedom.


America: The Story of Us: Westward  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
Trailblazing pioneers set out to conquer the vast continent west of the mountains, but find the land already claimed.


America: The Story of Us: Disc 1  2010 188 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: "Rebels," "Revolution," "Westward" and "Division."


America: The Story of Us: Boom  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
America strikes oil and the boom time begins; Henry Ford brings the motorcar to the masses; massive engineering projects modernize the West.


America: The Story of Us: Cities  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
Urban life introduces a new breed of social ills, set against the backdrop of stunning skylines and ambitious innovations.


America: The Story of Us: Heartland  2010 TV Shows Rated: NR
The Transcontinental Railroad unites the nation; Native American civilizations decline; Cattle replace wild buffalo; Cowboys become an American icon.


America: The Story of Us  2010  4.3 ★ 564 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Experience American history like never before with this television miniseries that highlights such momentous events as the arrival of the Pilgrims, the American Revolution, the Civil War and the incredible lunar landing. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, this comprehensive look into the true character of the United States and its people interweaves cutting-edge animation, insightful interviews and dramatic re-creations.


America: The Story of Us: Disc 2  2010 188 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: "Civil War," "Heartland," "Cities" and "Boom."


America: The Story of Us: Disc 3  2010 188 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: "Bust," "WWII," "Superpower" and "Millennium."


America: The Story of Us: Disc 1  2010 TV Shows
This disc includes the following episodes: "Rebels," "Revolution," "Westward" and "Division."


Looking for Lincoln  2009  3.1 ★ 120 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Digging deep to find the man behind the myth, historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels from Illinois to Gettysburg, Pa., to Washington, D.C., to talk to people who live, eat and breathe by their studies of America's 16th president. With Pulitzer Prize winners (including Tony Kushner), former presidents (including Bill Clinton), and scholars all contributing their analysis, a complex picture of Lincoln emerges in this PBS documentary.


Looking for Lincoln  2009  3.2 ★ 120 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Digging deep to find the man behind the myth, historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels from Illinois to Gettysburg, Pa., to Washington, D.C., to talk to people who live, eat and breathe by their studies of America's 16th president. With Pulitzer Prize winners (including Tony Kushner), former presidents (including Bill Clinton), and scholars all contributing their analysis, a complex picture of Lincoln emerges in this PBS documentary.


Leaving Cleaver: Henry Louis Gates Jr. Remembers Eldridge Cleaver  2008  3.0 ★ 60 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Shortly before his death in 1998, author, social activist and former Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver granted his last major interview to Henry Louis Gates Jr. In this revealing documentary from the PBS acclaimed "Frontline" series, Cleaver discusses his impact on the civil rights movement. The conversation is mixed with archival footage, audio excerpts from a historic 1975 dialogue with Gates, and commentary from Cleaver's former wife, Kathleen.


African American Lives 2  2008  4.0 ★ 240 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Harvard University Prof. Henry Gates Jr. serves as host for this intriguing documentary that uses DNA testing, genealogical research and family histories to trace the ancestry of prominent African-Americans, including Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou. Among the others who discover their family tree roots are actor Don Cheadle, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, singer Tina Turner, funnyman Chris Rock and radio personality Tom Joyner.


African American Lives 2  2008  3.1 ★ 240 mins TV Shows Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025 
Harvard University Prof. Henry Gates Jr. serves as host for this intriguing documentary that uses DNA testing, genealogical research and family histories to trace the ancestry of prominent African-Americans, including Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou. Among the others who discover their family tree roots are actor Don Cheadle, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, singer Tina Turner, funnyman Chris Rock and radio personality Tom Joyner.


African American Lives 2: The Past Is Another Country  2008 TV Shows Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025
A groundbreaking look at new discoveries in the lineage and ancestry of black history, including new discoveries in the participant's ancestors.


Leaving Cleaver: Henry Louis Gates Jr. Remembers Eldridge Cleaver  2008  3.0 ★ 60 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Shortly before his death in 1998, author, social activist and former Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver granted his last major interview to Henry Louis Gates Jr. In this revealing documentary from the PBS acclaimed "Frontline" series, Cleaver discusses his impact on the civil rights movement. The conversation is mixed with archival footage, audio excerpts from a historic 1975 dialogue with Gates, and commentary from Cleaver's former wife, Kathleen.


African American Lives 2: We Come from People  2008 TV Shows Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025
A look at the participant's ancestors during the early years of the United States, including tales of slavery from Morgan Freeman and others.


African American Lives 2  2008  3.1 ★ 240 mins TV Shows Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025 
Harvard University Prof. Henry Gates Jr. serves as host for this intriguing documentary that uses DNA testing, genealogical research and family histories to trace the ancestry of prominent African-Americans, including Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou. Among the others who discover their family tree roots are actor Don Cheadle, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, singer Tina Turner, funnyman Chris Rock and radio personality Tom Joyner.


African American Lives 2: A Way Out of No Way  2008 TV Shows Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025
Chris Rock, Don Cheadle and others share stories of their lineage, going back to the days of the Civil War to the late 1800's.


African American Lives 2: The Road Home  2008 TV Shows Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025
An intimate look at the participants' ancestors, including a light-skinned black man passing himself off as white and an innocent man found guilty.


African American Lives 2  2008  4.0 ★ 240 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Harvard University Prof. Henry Gates Jr. serves as host for this intriguing documentary that uses DNA testing, genealogical research and family histories to trace the ancestry of prominent African-Americans, including Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou. Among the others who discover their family tree roots are actor Don Cheadle, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, singer Tina Turner, funnyman Chris Rock and radio personality Tom Joyner.


African American Lives  2006  4.0 ★ 240 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Join Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. as he leads several successful African-Americans -- including Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey -- on a journey to discover their roots in this four-part documentary. While following their stories through oral histories and genealogy, Gates explores African-American history starting with the 20th century and backtracking to the Civil War and early slave-trade period.


African American Lives  2006  4.0 ★ Documentary
Join historian Henry Louis Gates for this fascinating exploration of the family histories of well-known African American celebrities. Famous participants include Oprah Winfrey, Tina Turner, Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou.


African American Lives  2006  4.0 ★ 240 mins Documentaries Rated: NR
Join Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. as he leads several successful African-Americans -- including Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey -- on a journey to discover their roots in this four-part documentary. While following their stories through oral histories and genealogy, Gates explores African-American history starting with the 20th century and backtracking to the Civil War and early slave-trade period.


Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own  2006  3.0 ★ 110 mins Documentaries Rated: NR
Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s book &NFi;Finding Oprah's Roots&NFi_; illuminates how to create an African-American family tree, with the popular TV personality as its example. This companion to the book includes excerpts from the documentary Oprah's Roots and discussions with the experts who appeared in the film. This release is an invaluable resource and starting point for anyone beginning their journey into African-American genealogy.


Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own  2006  3.0 ★ 110 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s book &NFi;Finding Oprah's Roots&NFi_; illuminates how to create an African-American family tree, with the popular TV personality as its example. This companion to the book includes excerpts from the documentary Oprah's Roots and discussions with the experts who appeared in the film. This release is an invaluable resource and starting point for anyone beginning their journey into African-American genealogy.


African American Lives  2006 240 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Join Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. as he leads several successful African-Americans -- including Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey -- on a journey to discover their roots in this four-part documentary. While following their stories through oral histories and genealogy, Gates explores African-American history starting with the 20th century and backtracking to the Civil War and early slave-trade period.


African American Lives  2006  4.0 ★ TV Shows  until 01-Jan-2025 
Join historian Henry Louis Gates for this fascinating exploration of the family histories of well-known African American celebrities. Famous participants include Oprah Winfrey, Tina Turner, Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou.


America Beyond the Color Line  2004  3.6 ★ 225 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Prominent literary critic and scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the status of black America at the start of the 21st century in this documentary. Gates travels to the East Coast, the Deep South, inner-city Chicago and Hollywood for a close look at the current issues facing today's black communities. He interviews everyday African Americans as well as influential leaders and celebrities including Colin Powell, Maya Angelou and Morgan Freeman.


America Beyond the Color Line  2004  3.6 ★ 225 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Prominent literary critic and scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the status of black America at the start of the 21st century in this documentary. Gates travels to the East Coast, the Deep South, inner-city Chicago and Hollywood for a close look at the current issues facing today's black communities. He interviews everyday African Americans as well as influential leaders and celebrities including Colin Powell, Maya Angelou and Morgan Freeman.


A Place of Our Own Nominated For/Won Awards 2004  3.4 ★ TV Shows Rated: NR
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson takes a nostalgic look at a rare phenomenon -- the black-oriented middle-class resort community of Oaks Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, where Nelson and his family summered for 40 years. Via intimate stories of other African-Americans who vacationed there, he paints a vivid portrait of a sector of society that, far from being disenfranchised, put down roots in a largely white vacation area and has remained for generations.


Wonders of the African World: Disc 1  1999 106 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the first part of the series.


Wonders of the African World: Disc 2  1999 106 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the second part of the series.


Wonders of the African World: Disc 3  1999 106 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the conclusion of the series.


Wonders of the African World: Disc 1  1999 106 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the first part of the series.


Wonders of the African World: Disc 2  1999 106 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the second part of the series.


Wonders of the African World: Disc 3  1999 106 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This disc includes the conclusion of the series.


Wonders of the African World  1999  3.0 ★ 318 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Take a journey to far-off lands with world-renowned scholar and educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. as he examines the historical events that shaped 20th century Africa. Exploring the continent on both land and water, Gates attempts to locate the centuries-old remains of celebrated African cities and kingdoms, sometimes finding what he's looking for in unlikely places scattered throughout modern towns.


Frontline: Two Nations of Black America  1998  3.1 ★ 60 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Respected educator and author Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the many changes that black America has undergone in the years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s passing in this probing documentary from the award-winning PBS "Frontline" series. Interviewing thinkers such as Cornel West, Eldridge Cleaver and Angela Davis, Gates examines the persistent gap between the upper and lower classes, and why some blacks have been left behind by the civil right...


Frontline: Two Nations of Black America  1998  3.1 ★ 60 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Respected educator and author Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the many changes that black America has undergone in the years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s passing in this probing documentary from the award-winning PBS "Frontline" series. Interviewing thinkers such as Cornel West, Eldridge Cleaver and Angela Davis, Gates examines the persistent gap between the upper and lower classes, and why some blacks have been left behind by the civil right...

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