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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.—Uncovering America
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.—Uncovering America

Thursday, Feb. 25, at 8 PM

Also airs on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 6 PM, Monday, Feb. 22, at 3 AM, Saturday, Feb. 27, at 4 PM and 11 PM and Sunday, Feb. 28, at 4 AM


HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.—UNCOVERING AMERICAcelebrates the life and work of the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and literary scholar. A leadingfigure in American cultural life and one of its most renowned, respected and popular cultural historians and personalities, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has authored or co-authored 22 books and created 18 documentary films. His award-winning programs on PBS have helped history come alive to tens of millions of people, often telling surprising and unexpected stories of our collective heritage. HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.—UNCOVERING AMERICAis hosted by Courtney B. Vance.

UNCOVERING AMERICA features appearances by distinguished historians, scholars and guests seen in his work including:

  • Ken Burns, filmmaker
  • Jodie Foster, actor and director
  • Jelani Cobb, author, historian and Professor of Journalism at Columbia University
  • Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, historian and former President of Harvard
  • LL Cool J, hip-hop recording artist, producer, actor and author
  • Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS
  • Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic and author
  • Dr. Kellie Jackson, Professor at Wellesley College