Faces of America

Premiered February 2010

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.

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Faces of America

A grandmother's influence

Mario Batali reminisces about his grandmother.

4:27

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Childhood stories

Queen Noor tells the story of her nomadic childhood.

3:17

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Deciding to be a doctor

Dr. Oz reveals why he decided to join the field of medicine when he was seven years old.

2:13

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Ethnic diversity

Queen Noor describes how she learned about her diverse ethnic background.

2:55

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