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The Resource Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., PBS ; a film by Kunhardt McGee Productions and Inkwell Films in association with Ark Media ; written by Henry Louis Gates Jr. ; senior producers, Barak Goodman and Sue Williams ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates Jr., William R. Grant, Peter Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee ; a production of Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG, (DVD videorecording)

Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., PBS ; a film by Kunhardt McGee Productions and Inkwell Films in association with Ark Media ; written by Henry Louis Gates Jr. ; senior producers, Barak Goodman and Sue Williams ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates Jr., William R. Grant, Peter Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee ; a production of Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Title
Faces of America
Title remainder
with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; a film by Kunhardt McGee Productions and Inkwell Films in association with Ark Media ; written by Henry Louis Gates Jr. ; senior producers, Barak Goodman and Sue Williams ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates Jr., William R. Grant, Peter Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee ; a production of Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG
Title variation
With Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Host
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Faces of America introduces a wide range of cultural figures--representing a vast range of cultural and ethnic roots--to their ancestors and their stories, from the old country through the journey to America. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of authors, actors, musicians, athletes, educators, intellectuals and discovers stories and figures that had been forgotten or lost through the generations. Through original documents and photos, the program explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century. Along the way, Gates offers up a rich pageant of immigrant stories and reminds viewers that, if you trace the lineage of almost any American family back far enough, you will find an immigrant story
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Ed Barteski [1], Joanna Kiernan [2], Merril Stern [3], George O'Donnell [4] ; original score by Michael Bacon ; geneological researchers, Johni Cerny, Megan Smolenyak ; directors of photography, Sam Shinn, Stephen McCarthy ; graphic design and animation, Brian Oakes ; translation, Anja Mohn, Connor Kammerer
Date time place
Originally broadcast as a four episode documentary by PBS on February 10, 17, 27, and March 3, 2010
Language note
  • In English with optional video description; closed-captioned
  • Video described for the visually impaired
PerformerNote
Host, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; guests, Stephen Colbert, Kristi Yamaguchi, Mike Nichols, Eva Longoria, Elizabeth Alexander, Mario Batali, Yo-Yo Ma, Dr. Mehmet Oz, H.M. Queen Noor, Louise Erdrich, Malcolm Gladwell, Meryl Streep; voice overs, Christopher Cook, Hugh Morgan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954 May 12-
  • 1954 May 12-
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  • Gates, Henry Louis
  • Goodman, Barak
  • Williams, Sue
  • Grant, William
  • Kunhardt, Peter W
  • McGee, Dyllan
  • Maggio, John
  • Gladsjo, Leslie Asako
  • Williams, Sue
  • Ives, Stephen
  • Pollak, Amanda
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • Kunhardt McGee Productions
  • Inkwell Films (Firm)
  • Ark Media (Firm)
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • PBS Home Video
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
240
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  • Colbert, Stephen
  • Yamaguchi, Kristi
  • Nichols, Mike
  • Longoria, Eva
  • Alexander, Elizabeth
  • Batali, Mario
  • Ma, Yo-Yo
  • Oz, Mehmet
  • Noor
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Gladwell, Malcolm
  • Streep, Meryl
  • Families
  • Americans
  • Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Documentary television programs
  • Nonfiction television programs
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., PBS ; a film by Kunhardt McGee Productions and Inkwell Films in association with Ark Media ; written by Henry Louis Gates Jr. ; senior producers, Barak Goodman and Sue Williams ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates Jr., William R. Grant, Peter Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee ; a production of Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: PBS.org [text feature]
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • director/producer, Sue Williams
  • (55 min.) -- Episode 4.
  • Know thyself -- Introduction -- The deepest of roots -- The importance of ancestors -- Admixture & pie charts -- We are family -- Contemplating your own history -- Credits
  • director/producer, Stephen Ives and Amanda Pollak
  • (55 min.)
  • Episode 1.
  • Our American stories -- Introduction -- The family tree -- 3 generations to make a musician -- Identity through color -- Immigration and fate -- American loyalty -- Credits
  • director/producer, John Maggio
  • (55 min.) -- Episode 2.
  • Becoming American-- Introduction -- Roots across continents -- A better life in America -- Segregation and discrimination -- The question of race -- Citizenship -- Credits
  • director/producer, Leslie Asako Gladsjo
  • (55 min.) -- Episode 3.
  • Making America -- Introduction -- Stories from the past -- Tragic interactions -- Home in a new place -- Roots in Pennsylvania -- The beginning of the melting pot -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.)
Isbn
9781608832026
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887012058
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
FOAM601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)516446427
  • (OCoLC)ocn516446427
  • 623441
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., PBS ; a film by Kunhardt McGee Productions and Inkwell Films in association with Ark Media ; written by Henry Louis Gates Jr. ; senior producers, Barak Goodman and Sue Williams ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates Jr., William R. Grant, Peter Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee ; a production of Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special features: PBS.org [text feature]
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • director/producer, Sue Williams
  • (55 min.) -- Episode 4.
  • Know thyself -- Introduction -- The deepest of roots -- The importance of ancestors -- Admixture & pie charts -- We are family -- Contemplating your own history -- Credits
  • director/producer, Stephen Ives and Amanda Pollak
  • (55 min.)
  • Episode 1.
  • Our American stories -- Introduction -- The family tree -- 3 generations to make a musician -- Identity through color -- Immigration and fate -- American loyalty -- Credits
  • director/producer, John Maggio
  • (55 min.) -- Episode 2.
  • Becoming American-- Introduction -- Roots across continents -- A better life in America -- Segregation and discrimination -- The question of race -- Citizenship -- Credits
  • director/producer, Leslie Asako Gladsjo
  • (55 min.) -- Episode 3.
  • Making America -- Introduction -- Stories from the past -- Tragic interactions -- Home in a new place -- Roots in Pennsylvania -- The beginning of the melting pot -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.)
Isbn
9781608832026
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887012058
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
FOAM601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)516446427
  • (OCoLC)ocn516446427
  • 623441
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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