Ancient Roots

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Ancient Roots traces the family history of three quintessential voices in American life, Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris. All three descend from ancestors that were part of the wave of Greek immigrants that flooded America’s shores in the early decades of the 20th century. But along the way, the stories of their Greek ancestors were lost.

Enjoy a preview of this exciting episode, premiering November 18th at 8PM EST (check local listings).

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Episode 209: “Ancient Roots” – Fey / Stephanopoulos / Sedaris

Head Credits:
A Film by Kunhardt McGee Productions
and Inkwell Films
In Association with Ark Media

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Peter W. Kunhardt
Dyllan McGee

Senior Producer
John Maggio

Director/Producer
Joshua Gleason

End Credits:

SERIES PRODUCERS
Sabin Streeter
Leslie Asako Gladsjo

Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

EDITOR
Bruce Shaw

CO-PRODUCERS
Nicole Bozorgmir
Hannah Olson

CONTRIBUTING PRODUCER
Jesse Sweet

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Brittany Clemons
Jessica Xanthe Cran
Samantha Gowda
Stephen Robinson

RESEARCHERS
Megg Farrell
Joey Fishman

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCHER
Johni Cerny

DNA CONSULTANT
CeCe Moore

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Stephen Altobello

LINE PRODUCER
Stef Gordon

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Elyse Hughes

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Stephen McCarthy
Samuel Russell

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Austin de Besche
Gregory Brutus
Mihalis Gripiotis

GAFFER
Ned Hallick

GRIPS
Kevin Hunt
John Roche
Josh Weinhaus

LIGHTING AND ELECTRIC
Liberty Lighting Ltd.
Moonlight Motion Pictures

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Andy Cahill
Brian Oakes

ANIMATION
Andy Cahill
Will Rahilly
James Holland
Kaitlyn Cecchetti

ONLINE EDITOR
Chris Connolly

ASSISTANT EDITORS
Todd Goings
Mike Pickett
Edward Wardrip
Julian Cornwell
Jeff Pfeiffer

APPRENTICE EDITOR
Rebecca Welsh

Original Score by Michael Bacon

SOUND RECORDISTS
Mark Mandler
Steve Bores

VO ENGINEERS
Mike Letourneau
Dave Sicilian

SOUND RE-RECORDING
Doug Johnson

MEDIA MANAGER
Gregory Brutus

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Deborah Clancy Porfido

IT SUPPORT
Ben Meadors

INTERNS
Mischa Aletta
Phylicia Ashley
Julia Kielian Bullock
Elon Cook
Lorelai Germain
Aaron Kalisher-Coggins
Antoine Rouet
Michael Shorris
Natalia Warchol

ARCHIVES
ABC via Getty Images
Art Resource
Associated Press
The Bridgeman Art Library
Corbis Images
Corbis Motion
David Rumsey Map Collection
epa european pressphoto agency
The Family of Tina Fey
The Family of David Sedaris
The Family of George Stephanopoulos
General State Archives of Achaia
General State Archives of Arta
General State Archives of Ileia
General State Archives of Laconia
Getty Images
The Granger Collection, New York
Image Bank Film / Getty Images
The Image Works
Immigration History Research Center Archives, University Of Minnesota
Library Company of Philadelphia, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

ARCHIVES
The Life Images Collection / Getty Images
Local Archives of Icaria
John Mindala
National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, Greece 
National Historical Museum, Athens, Greece
National Museum Belgrade
NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
The New-York Historical Society
The New York Public Library
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Photofest
Pond5
Russian Paintings Gallery
Saint Louis Art Museum
Louis Sedaris
SSPL via Getty Images
T3Media
Nikos Thomopoulos
Andreas & Zana Tsafoulias
Eirini Tzartzou
WireImage / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
ABC News Headquarters
Alger House
Broadway Stages
Old Whaling Church – Martha’s Vineyard
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
Marina Harami
Gregory Kontos
Mark Newton
Jenny Orgil
Carol Kostakos Petranek
Nick Sheedy
Marian Smith
William G. Wright

TRANSCRIPTION
CLK Transcription, Inc.

TELEPROMPTER
Kelly Cronin

GENETIC TESTING PROVIDED BY
23andMe
African Ancestry
Family Tree DNA

SPECIAL THANKS
Janet Alcala
Joyce Alden
Dr. David Altshuler
Bennett Ashley
Professor Lawrence Bobo
Kasia Bryc
Angie Bush
Dr. Carlos Bustamante
Sean Casey
Janine Cloud
Dr. Lauren Dickerman
Edriss Elghannaz
Julie Eugley
Ann Gay
Amy Gosdanian
Bennett Greenspan

SPECIAL THANKS
Sheila Ford Hamp
Steven K. Hamp
Happy Limo
Morgan Hawthorne
Bernard Hicks
Theresa Houck
Glenn and Debbie Hutchins
Richard and Lynn Jones
Chris Kennedy
Elise Kordis
David Lambert
Sam Lau
Rodney Laughton
Earl Lewis
James Lick
Milton Loyer

SPECIAL THANKS
Paul Lucas
Dr. Doug McDonald
Barbara McIntyre
Marcyliena Morgan
Chuck Morrison
Joanna Mountain
Monique Nelson
Nu-Image Barbershop
Marc Perry
Ayanna Seals
Brian Siberell
Steve Simmons
Janice Stucky
Marial Iglesias Utset
Paul Woodbury

HENRY LOUIS GATES’S WARDROBE
Maurice Sedwell
Bespoke Tailors
Savile Row, London

HENRY LOUIS GATES’S WARDROBE
The Andover Shop
Charles Davidson
Andrew Ramroop

FOR KUNHARDT MCGEE

CO-PRODUCERS
George T. Kunhardt
Teddy Kunhardt

SENIOR RESEARCHER
Jill Cowan

BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Mary Farley

GENERAL COUNSEL
Drew Patrick

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
William Ventura

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Matthew Goldman

FOR THIRTEEN

COORDINATING PRODUCER
Stephanie Carter

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Benjamin Phelps

EDITOR
Michael Weingrad

ADDITIONAL AUDIO
Jon Berman
Josh Broome

BUDGET CONTROLLERS
Susan Bartelt
Joy Sims

LEGAL
Odell Nails

PUBLICITY
Lindsey Bernstein
Harry Forbes
Kellie Specter-Castruita
Donna Williams
Sunshine Sachs

FOR WNET

DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMING OPERATIONS
Jane Buckwalter

EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE
Stephen Segaller

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Julie Anderson

This program is a production of Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and THIRTEEN Productions LLC in association with Ark Media and WNET which are solely responsible for its content.

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