The Stories We Tell

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Discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker as they learn how the legacy of slavery has shaped their identities.

Episode Credits Print

Finding Your Roots
Episode 301: “The Stories We Tell” – Brazile/Burrell/Walker
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
Jesse Sweet

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
Merril Stern

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PRODUCER
Hannah Olson

CONTRIBUTING PRODUCER
Josh Gleason

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

ASSOCIATE GENEALOGIST
Nick Sheedy

INDEPENDENT GENEALOGICAL CONSULTANT
Scott Andrew Bartley

DNA CONSULTANT
CeCe Moore

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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
Sandra Chandler
John Chater
Kyle Deitz
Elizabeth Yarwood

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GAFFERS
Corey Gailit
Scotty Perryman
Elan Yaari

GRIPS
Mark Elzey
Dillon Schneider
Josh Weinhaus
Julio Yurnett

LIGHTING AND ELECTRIC
Illumination Dynamics
Liberty Lighting Ltd

SOUND RECORDISTS
Mark Mandler
Buck May
Caleb Mose
Len Schmitz

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GRAPHIC DESIGN
Andy Cahill
Brian Oakes

ANIMATION
Andy Cahill

ONLINE EDITOR
Chris Ramey

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

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Original Score by Michael Bacon

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VO RECORDING
Charlie Esposito,
Audiolutions, Vineyard

SOUND EDITOR/RE-RECORDING MIXER
Richard Fairbanks

SOUND EFFECTS
Rob Daly

FOLEY
Brian Vancho

POST PRODUCTION ENGINEER
Ben Meadors

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FIELD PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Chris Carey
Richard Fields
Jerry Hudgens

MEDIA MANAGER
Gregory Brutus
Kyle Deitz
Elizabeth Yarwood

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
Emma Rose
Lindsay Skedgell
Dominique Spooner

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ARCHIVES
Aiken County Historical Museum
AP Images
Family of Donna Brazile
Broadsides and Ephemera Collection, Duke University Libraries
Footage of A Subtlety by Jay Buim, Leonardt Cassulo Video Fellow, courtesy of CREATIVE TIME
Family of Ty Burrell
Corbis Images
Getty Images
The Granger Collection, New York
Gregg-Graniteville Archives, Gregg-Graniteville Library, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina
Barbara A. Hegne
The Image Works, Inc.

Library of Congress
Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
National Archives and Records
State Archives of North Carolina
Oregon State Archives
Picture History
Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times/Redux
Librado Romero/The New York Times/Redux
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
David Rumsey Map Collection
Courtesy of University Archives and Special Collections, The University of the South
Family of Kara Walker
Walker Art Center
West Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court Public Records

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LOCATIONS
Kara Walker’s Art Studio
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NYC
Studio 11, Los Angeles
The Whittemore House, A Historic Preservation Property, Washington
The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
Melissa Adams
Jonathan Deiss
Brandon Gentry
William Harper
Jari C. Honora
Barbara R. Langdon
Kaitlyn Marchant
Jenny Orgill
Judy Riffel

TRANSCRIPTION
CLK Transcription, Inc.

TELEPROMPTER
Marlea Regan

GENETIC TESTING PROVIDED BY
23andMe
Ancestry DNA
Family Tree DNA

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SPECIAL THANKS
Keith Allen
Thomas Atkins
Chet Brazile
Kenneth S. Brown
Kasia Bryc
Reagan Burrell
Sheri Burrell
W. Lewis Burke
George Church
Janine Cloud
College of Charleston, Avery Research Center of African American History and Culture
Mandi Delvaglio
The Democratic National Convention
Allison Demski
The Drawing Center, New York
Deadre J. Edwards
Dick Foley
Gregory P. Goodwin

Bennett Greenspan
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library, Stockton
Connie Hagerman
Ken Hamilton
Thomas Hamm
Mary Harris
Linda Heywood
Natasha Holmes
Janice B. Howell
Marc Johnson
Joseph Jones
Joanne Kendall
Grace King High School
Eric Lander
Jane Landers
James Lick
Vincent L. Brown Nzinga
Tom Mack
Ken Malcolmson

May McCallum
Cheryl McGee-Hills
Mary McLenigan
Fiona Monosmith
Joanna Mountain
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
Savannah College of Art and Design
John Sexton
Brenton Simmons
Southern Oregon Historical Society
Kim Townsend Spangrude
John Thornton
Carolyn Turner
Tower High School, Decatur, Georgia
Gwendolyn and Larry Walker
Heidi Walters
Richard Williams
Abby Wolf
The Office of Mayor Mike S. Yenni

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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

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
Amy Gosdanian

TRANSPORTATION
Driss Elghannaz

HAIR
Bernard Hicks

MAKEUP
Janet Flora
Andrea Hines
Joelle Pitts
Alicia Rush

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

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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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