In Search of our Fathers

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Three guests who know almost nothing about their fathers’ histories: Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when he was only two years old, and never returned; Courtney Vance wants to learn more about his true roots after the tragic suicide of his father, a foster child who never knew the identity of his biological parents; and Gloria Reuben’s father was 78 years old when she was born, and he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. We solve the mysteries of their paternal ancestry and introduce them to relatives they never knew they had.

Enjoy a preview of this exciting episode, premiering September 23rd at 8PM EST (check local listings).

Episode Credits Print

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

Senior Producer
John Maggio

Director/Producer
Muriel Soenens

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

SERIES PRODUCERS
Sabin Streeter
Leslie Asako Gladsjo

Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

EDITOR
Jim Isler

CO-PRODUCERS
Nicole Bozorgmir
Hannah Olson

CONTRIBUTING PRODUCER
Hazel Gurland-Pooler

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Brittany Clemons
Jessica Xanthe Cran
Samantha Gowda
Stephen Robinson

RESEARCHERS
Megg Farrell
Joey Fishman

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
Jonathan Deiss
Ainsley Henriques
Anita Johnson
Mark Newton
Jenny Orgil
Nick Sheedy

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCHER
Johni Cerny

DNA CONSULTANT
CeCe Moore

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Elyse Hughes

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Deborah Clancy Porfido

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Stephen Altobello

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Stephen McCarthy
Samuel Russell

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Gregory Brutus
Simon Fanthorpe
Trevor Winsett
Elizabeth Yarwood

GAFFERS
Larry Hevesy
Kevin Hunt
Elan Yaari

GRIPS
Edie Burns
Dillon Schneider
Chris Varga

LIGHTING AND ELECTRIC
Illumination Dynamics
Liberty Lighting Ltd.
Production Services & Systems Inc.

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Andy Cahill
Brian Oakes

ANIMATION
Andy Cahill

ONLINE EDITOR
Chris Connolly

ASSISTANT EDITORS
Julian Cornwell
Todd Goings
Mike Pickett
Edward Wardrip

Original Score by Michael Bacon

SOUND RECORDISTS
Josh Harris
Caleb Mose

SOUND RE-RECORDING
Richard Fairbanks

SOUND EDITING
Kevin Peters

FOLEY ARTIST
Brian Vancho

FIELD PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Farley Crawford
Joe Davison
Jon Fisher
Ryan Therbin

MEDIA MANAGERS
Gregory Brutus
Trevor Winsett
Elizabeth Yarwood

BUSINESS MANAGER
Stef Gordon

IT SUPPORT
Ben Meadors

INTERNS
Anna Blum
Carly Ciricillo
Elon Cook
Megha Dharia
Lorelai Germain
Cat Harris
Pan Hsuan-Yu
Ethel Mendez
Joseph Neighbor
Stephen Rathier
Clare Shin
Daniel Sznajderman
Yongle Wang

ARCHIVES
AFP / Getty Images
Associated Press
The Bridgeman Art Library
Corbis Images
Everett Collection
The Family of Stephen King
The Family of Gloria Reuben
The Family of Courtney B. Vance
Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images
Getty Images Entertainment Video / Getty Images
The Image Works
The Jacob Radar Marcus Center of The American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio

ARCHIVES
Joan Marcus
The Granger Collection, New York
Indiana Historical Society
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
NBCUniversal / Getty Images
Ohio Historical Society
Penguin Random House
Picture History
Photofest
United Artists/Kobal/Art Resource
Warner Bros./Kobal/Art Resource

LOCATIONS
Bookstore1Sarasota
New England Historic Genealogical Society
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
The Village Studios Los Angeles, CA

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
Janine Cloud
Dr. Lauren Dickerman
Edriss Elghannaz
Julie Eugley
Ann Gay
Amy Gosdanian
Bennett Greenspan
Sheila Ford Hamp
Steven K. Hamp
Happy Limo
Morgan Hawthorne
Bernard Hicks
Theresa Houck
Glenn and Debbie Hutchins

SPECIAL THANKS
Richard and Lynn Jones
Chris Kennedy
Elise Kordis
David Lambert
Sam Lau
Rodney Laughton
Earl Lewis
James Lick
Milton Loyer
Paul Lucas
Dr. Doug McDonald
Barbara McIntyre
Marcyliena Morgan
Chuck Morrison
Joanna Mountain
Monique Nelson
Nu-Image Barbershop
Marc Perry
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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