Visionaries

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Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and Frank Gehry took audacious risks to create opportunities, and how their luck, ingenuity and chutzpah was passed on to these three visionaries.

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Finding Your Roots
Episode 305(PBS): “Visionaries” – Richard Branson/Frank Gehry/Maya Lin
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
Justin Bergonzoni
Gregory Brutus
Simon Fanthorpe
Elizabeth Yarwood

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GAFFERS
Ned Hallick
Dillon Schneider
Elan Yaari

GRIPS
Oliver Bukowsky
John Roche
Josh Weinhaus
Christopher Yurnet

LIGHTING AND ELECTRIC
Illumination Dynamics
Liberty Lighting Ltd

SOUND RECORDISTS
Steve Bores
Buck May
Caleb Mose

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GRAPHIC DESIGN
Andy Cahill
Brian Oakes

ANIMATION
Andy Cahill
Peter Burr

ADDITIONAL EDITING
Jamie Unruh
Brittany Kaplan

ONLINE EDITOR
Eric Alvarado

ASSISTANT EDITORS
Todd Goings
Michael Kosciesza
David Yi
Ryan Kupchik
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
Richard Fairbanks

SOUND EFFECTS
Rob Daly

FOLEY
Brian Vancho

POST PRODUCTION ENGINEERS
Ben Meadors

David Harry

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FIELD PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Farley Crawford
Nicole Lee
Kimberly Lowe
Lydia McCarthy
Kelly Schenk

MEDIA MANAGER
Justin Bergonzoni
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

Bishopgate School
Family of Richard Branson
Central Zionist Archives
Harvard Yenching Library
HPH Bristol University
Hu Jingcao
Lafayette Photography
Ian Mackinnon
Ohio University Archives
Gerard Silvain

R. R. Srinivasan
State Library of Victoria, Australia
Stonnington History Center
Timmins Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
University Archives and Records, University of Pennsylvania
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Virgin Archives
Yad Vashem
Yale University Archives
Tang Yating

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LOCATIONS
The Bellagio Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International
Gehry Partners LLP, Los Angeles
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, New York City
Maya Lin Art Studio, New York City
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
JD Arden
Kristina Bedford
Paul Blake
Ute Brandenburg
Grace Chan李行遠
Rosie Lerer Cohen
Joy Conley
Farley Crawford
Stanley Diamond
Yuri Dorn
Judy Golan
Zephyr Guan
Ursula C. Krause
Gao Lin
Jenny Orgill
Yi Qin
Vasily Shchedrin
Mike Trenchard
Nicholas Weak
Ewa Wiatr
Evan Wynter
Zhao Xiubo

TRANSCRIPTION
CLK Transcription, Inc.

TELEPROMPTER
Marlea Regan

GENETIC TESTING PROVIDED BY
23andMe
Ancestry DNA
Family Tree DNA

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SPECIAL THANKS

Carolyn Addison
Mac Black
Dr. Peter Black
William Brown
Kasia Bryc
Colin Burleigh
The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum
Elinor Caplan
George Church
Janine Cloud
Allison Demski
Prof. Benjamin Elman
Holly Fairbank
Dick Foley
Judy Goldstein

Bennett Greenspan
Linda Heywood
George and Linda Hughes
Invergloy Riverside Lodges
Yang Kan
Yedida Kanfer
Joanne Kendall
Eric Lander
Jane Landers
James Lick
Tan Lin
Vilia Ma
Middle Temple Archive
Fiona Monosmith
Joanna Mountain

Doreen Gehry Nelson
Dr. Antony Polonsky
Jim Power, Jr.
Rockefeller Archive Center
John Sexton
Connie Shemo
Brenton Simmons
Shirley Solway
Statistics Canada
John Thornton
Lisa Tran
United Nations Archives
Virgin Management USA
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Abby Wolf
Ma Xiaohe

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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

HAIR
Bernard Hicks
Sylvia J. Stanikowski
Bridget Trama

MAKEUP
Alicia Rush
Carly Ryan
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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