Family Reunions

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Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology, which reveals information that shakes their very foundations.

Episode Credits Print

Finding Your Roots
Episode 307: “Family Reunions” –Combs/LL Cool J Credits

Head Credits:
A Film by
McGee Media, Inkwell Films
& Kunhardt Films
In Association with Ark Media

Senior Producer
John Maggio

Series Producers
Sabin Streeter
Leslie Asako Gladsjo

Director/Producer
Josh Gleason

End Credits:

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

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Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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EDITOR
Jamie Unruh

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PRODUCER
Hannah Olson

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Brittany Clemons
Joey Fishman
Tiffany Hagger
Holly Siegel
Maya Tepler
Natalia Warchol

RESEARCHERS
Megg Farrell
Christina Grillo
Megan Peck Shub
Alexandra Singer

RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Kevin Burke

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LEAD GENEALOGIST
Johni Cerny

DNA CONSULTANT
CeCe Moore

ASSOCIATE GENEALOGIST
Nick Sheedy

INDEPENDENT GENEALOGICAL CONSULTANT
Wendy Bebout Elliott

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POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Stephen Altobello

LINE PRODUCER
Stef Gordon

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Elyse Hughes

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Deborah Clancy Porfido

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DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Stephen McCarthy
Samuel Z. Russell

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Gregory Brutus
Simon Fanthorpe
Danny Hahn
Ian Serfontein
Colin Sonner

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GAFFERS
John Roche
Dillon Schneider

GRIPS
Oliver Bukowsky
Corey Gailit
Josh Weinhaus
Christopher Yurnett
Julio Yurnett

LIGHTING AND ELECTRIC
Illumination Dynamics
Liberty Lighting Ltd

SOUND RECORDISTS

Steve Bores
Mark Mandler
Caleb Mose

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GRAPHIC DESIGN
Andy Cahill
Brian Oakes

ANIMATION
Andy Cahill
Peter Burr

ONLINE EDITOR
Eric Alvarado

ASSISTANT EDITORS
Ryan Kupchik
Todd Goings
Michael Kosciesza
David Yi
Cat Harris
Rachel Bozich
Brittany McCombs

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Original Score by Michael Bacon

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VO RECORDING

Kevin McLaughlin

SOUND EDITOR/RE-RECORDING MIXER
Doug Johnson

POST PRODUCTION ENGINEERS
Ben Meadors

David Harry

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FIELD PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Farley Crawford
Danny Morgan

MEDIA MANAGERS
Gregory Brutus
Danny Hahn

INTERNS
Allie Corcoran
Brianna Eaton
Hanna Edizel
Erin Fitzsimmons
Max Frew
Abby Gordon
Henry Kinder
Zizi Lee
Constanza Maio
Grace McNally
Layla Merritt
Max Miletich
Thomas Rivera Montes
Emma Rose
Adrija Roychowdhury
Lindsay Skedgell
Dominique Spooner
Priyanka Sridhar

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ARCHIVES

Ancestry
AP Images
Archives of the Ross County Court House
Sean Combs Family Photos
Corbis Images
Critical Past
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Getty Images
Global Family Reunion
Granger Historical Picture Archive
Howard University
A.J. Jacobs
Library of Congress
LL Cool J Family Photos
Mount St. Michael Academy
National Archives and Records
North Carolina Archives
Revolution Marketing
Michael Potter

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LOCATIONS
Henson Recording Studios, LA
Hudson Terrace, NYC
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
Joyce Ames
Jonathan Deiss
Melody Ivins
Victoria Kinnear
Donald Mosemann
Jenny Orgill
Constance A. Taylor
Patrick James Thomas
Angela Trammel
Victoria P. Young

TRANSCRIPTION
CLK Transcription, Inc.

TELEPROMPTER
Marlea Regan

GENETIC TESTING PROVIDED BY
23andMe
Ancestry DNA
Family Tree DNA

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SPECIAL THANKS

Janeime Asbury
North Carolina State Archives
Kasia Bryc
Janine Cloud
Combs Enterprises
Allison Demski
The David Nickens Heritage Center
Bennett Greenspan
Wilbur Griffith
T. Horodysky
Ernest Jolly
Maketa Jolly
The Lewis Family
Joan Lewis

James Lick
Erik Martinez
Fiona Monosmith
Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Joanna Mountain
Chris Pace
Jeanie Pearson
Jim Power, Jr.
Roger Robertson
Charlie Russ
Ella Smith
Ondrea Smith
Jean Thomas
Andrea Tucker

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HOST WARDROBE
Maurice Sedwell
Bespoke Tailors
Savile Row, London

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HOST WARDROBE
The Andover Shop
Charles Davidson
Andrew Ramroop

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
Amy Gosdanian

TRANSPORTATION
Driss Elghannaz

MAKEUP
Chris Burgoyne
Alicia Rush
Meridith Sopio
Bridget Trama

FOR McGEE MEDIA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mark C. Weigel

LEGAL SERVICES
Drew Patrick
Maayan McCasland

FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jennifer Weigel

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO DYLLAN McGEE
Jenny Sorin

ACCOUNTANTS
Richard Koenigsberg
Magdalena Jordán
Spielman, Koenigsberg & Parker, LLP

FOR KUNHARDT FILMS
CO-PRODUCERS
George T. Kunhardt
Teddy Kunhardt

BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Logan Adler

SENIOR RESEARCHER
Jill Cowan

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FOR WETA

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Jim Corbley
Tim Dombro
Krystal Fogg
Troy Mosley

LEGAL
Michael Holstein

EDUCATION AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
Sarah Jacobs
Justin Rhodes
Kathryn Wilson

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FOR WETA

STATION RELATIONS
Dani Cook
Karen Fritz
Khanh Phan

COMMUNICATIONS
Chloe Kougias
Mary Stewart

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Cynthia Aldridge
Michele Wells

NATIONAL PUBLICITY
DKC PUBLIC RELATIONS

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FOR WETA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Dalton Delan
Anne Harrington

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

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All Rights Reserved.