Tragedy + Time = Comedy

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Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America’s funniest men–Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader—as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.

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Finding Your Roots
Episode 304 (PBS): “Tragedy + Time = Comedy” – Bill Hader/Jimmy Kimmel /Norman Lear
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
Hazel Gurland-Pooler

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
Jenna Bliss

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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
Simon Fanthorpe
Felipe Lázaro
Colin Sonner
Elizabeth Yarwood

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GAFFERS
Trevor Crist
Ned Hallick

GRIPS
Oliver Bukowsky
John Roche
Dillon Schneider
Josh Weinhaus

LIGHTING AND ELECTRIC
Illumination Dynamics
Liberty Lighting Ltd

SOUND RECORDISTS
Steve Bores
Caleb Mose
Mark Roy

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GRAPHIC DESIGN
Andy Cahill
Brian Oakes

ANIMATION
Andy Cahill
Will Rahilly
Peter Burr

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, Martha’s 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
Farley Crawford
Jerry Hudgens
Danny Morgan

MEDIA MANAGER
Gregory Brutus
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

AP Images
Art Resource, Inc
Jonathan Beckerman
Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection
Corbis Images
eFootage, LLC
Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida
Getty Images
The Granger Collection, New York
Family of Bill Hader
Family of Jimmy Kimmel
Family of Norman Lear
Library of Congress

Maryland State Archives
Milstein Division of United States History, Local History & Genealogy,
The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
National Archives Prague, Ohledací listy – ghetto Terezín, Band 103
The National Library of Israel, Jerusalem
National Park Service, Colonial National Historical Park, Jamestown Collection
Redazione di Ischia
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
University of Illinois at Chicago Library
Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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LOCATIONS
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, LA
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
The Union League Club, NY

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
Olexa Balyura
Quentin Burrows
Jonathan Deiss
Linda Easley
La Grande Famille de Procida & Ischia
Olga Haines
Regina Kopilevich
Ursula C. Krause
Roni Masel
Jenny Orgill
Joe de Simone
Carolyn Ugolini

TRANSCRIPTION
CLK Transcription, Inc.

TELEPROMPTER
Marlea Regan

GENETIC TESTING PROVIDED BY
23andMe
Ancestry DNA
Family Tree DNA

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SPECIAL THANKS

Albemarle Historical Society
Jean Anderson
Nancy Arasimowicz
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia
Bronx Historical Society
Kasia Bryc
Jonathan Casey
George Church
Janine Cloud
Betty Coryell
Allison Demski
Ed W. Clark High School
Dick Foley
Jonathan Gandy
Susan Geiger
Brittany Gilpin
The Village of Gospenroda

Bennett Greenspan
Scott Groll
Tryntje Helfferich
Paul Heller
Linda Heywood

David Homan
Russell Horton
Emily Hullet
Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven
Laura Johnson
Roswitha Kaiser
Joanne Kendall
Jim Kimmel
Joan Kimmel
Sina Kummel
Eric Lander
Jane Landers
Kate Lear
James Lick
John Maurath
Benjamin Menzel
Fiona Monosmith
Carly Morgan
Ken Moss
Joanna Mountain
Benjamin Nathans
New York Historical Society
Antony Polonsky

Jim Power, Jr.
Jeannine Rugen-Price
Barbara Reiss
Linda Roper
Jonathan Sarna
Alyssa Schimel
Misty Schneider
John Sexton
Brenton Simmons
Barbara Smith
Ted Smith
Linda Stewart
Sheldon Tepler
John Thornton
Aaron Underwood
Pascal Scotto Di Vettimo
Union County, Virginia Library
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
University of Wisconsin – Parkside
Peter H. Wilson
Abby Wolf
Vermont Historical Society
Steven Zipperstein

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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
Cheri Keating
Jeremy McNeal

MAKEUP
Cheri Keating
Alicia Rush
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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