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Faces of America

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Connecting the African American past to the present

Faces of America

Connecting the African American past to the present

Elizabeth Alexander talks about her family’s accomplishments.

2:29

Connecting the African American past to the present

2:29

Video thumbnail: Faces of America A grandmother's influence

Faces of America

A grandmother's influence

Mario Batali reminisces about his grandmother.

4:27

A grandmother's influence

4:27

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Childhood stories

Faces of America

Childhood stories

Queen Noor tells the story of her nomadic childhood.

3:17

Childhood stories

3:17

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Clifford Alexander and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faces of America

Clifford Alexander and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Elizabeth Alexander talks about her father and his role in quelling violence in D.C.

2:06

Clifford Alexander and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

2:06

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Clifford Alexander, Sr. arrives in America

Faces of America

Clifford Alexander, Sr. arrives in America

Elizabeth Alexander talks about her grandfather, Clifford Alexander, Sr.

2:29

Clifford Alexander, Sr. arrives in America

2:29

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Deciding to be a doctor

Faces of America

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

Deciding to be a doctor

2:13

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Ethnic diversity

Faces of America

Ethnic diversity

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

2:55

Ethnic diversity

2:55

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Ethnic identification and discrimination

Faces of America

Ethnic identification and discrimination

Louise Erdrich talks about how she self-identifies.

4:09

Ethnic identification and discrimination

4:09

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Family traditions and customs

Faces of America

Family traditions and customs

Stephen Colbert talks about traditions and customs he's kept alive in his own family.

1:26

Family traditions and customs

1:26

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Family, race and color

Faces of America

Family, race and color

Malcolm Gladwell talks about variations in race and “skin politics” among West Indians.

3:44

Family, race and color

3:44

Video thumbnail: Faces of America First visit to Japan

Faces of America

First visit to Japan

Kristi Yamaguchi talks about what she felt when she first visited Japan and met relatives.

4:59

First visit to Japan

4:59

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Going back to Italy

Faces of America

Going back to Italy

Mario Batali talks about moving back to Italy as a young man to cook Italian food.

3:51

Going back to Italy

3:51

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Growing up English, Jamaican and Canadian

Faces of America

Growing up English, Jamaican and Canadian

Malcolm Gladwell discusses his upbringing in Canada.

7:19

Growing up English, Jamaican and Canadian

7:19

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Growing up Italian in Washington state

Faces of America

Growing up Italian in Washington state

Mario Batali relates stories of Italian ancestry within his family.

2:38

Growing up Italian in Washington state

2:38

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Islam and identity

Faces of America

Islam and identity

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. asks Dr. Oz about how his Muslim faith affects his sense of self.

5:18

Islam and identity

5:18

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Japanese heritage and Olympic gold

Faces of America

Japanese heritage and Olympic gold

Kristi Yamaguchi talks about how her Japanese heritage affected public perception.

2:39

Japanese heritage and Olympic gold

2:39

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Keeping cultural connections alive

Faces of America

Keeping cultural connections alive

Queen Noor talks about special cultural traditions that keep her tied to her Arabic roots.

3:37

Keeping cultural connections alive

3:37

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Land disputes on the Western frontier

Faces of America

Land disputes on the Western frontier

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the Longoria family's struggles to protect their land.

6:24

Land disputes on the Western frontier

6:24

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Learning English the hard way

Faces of America

Learning English the hard way

Dr. Oz tells the story of how his father worked as a doctor in Cleveland.

3:17

Learning English the hard way

3:17

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Love during wartime

Faces of America

Love during wartime

Dr. Oz tells the story of how his grandfather and grandmother met and married in Turkey.

2:15

Love during wartime

2:15

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Loyalty, sacrifice, and persecution

Faces of America

Loyalty, sacrifice, and persecution

Kristi Yamaguchi and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discuss how Japanese were treated during WWII.

3:25

Loyalty, sacrifice, and persecution

3:25

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Native American connections

Faces of America

Native American connections

Eva Longoria learns of her Native American ancestry.

1:02

Native American connections

1:02

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Native Americans and the importance of ancestry

Faces of America

Native Americans and the importance of ancestry

Louise Erdrich on why ancestral history is central to the existence of Native Americans

2:41

Native Americans and the importance of ancestry

2:41

Video thumbnail: Faces of America Reactions to an interracial marriage

Faces of America

Reactions to an interracial marriage

Malcolm Gladwell relates the reactions o his parents' interracial marriage.

6:51

Reactions to an interracial marriage

6:51

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