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2013-08-07 12:23:41

New six-part, six-hour series takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through African-American history--from slavery to freedom, and from the plantation to the White House NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiering Tuesdays, October 22, 29...

2013-05-24 23:31:38

African Ancestry, Inc., the pioneers of genetics-based ancestry tracing for people of African descent, today announced new product enhancements to its myDNAmix Admixture product offering. For people of all races, myDNAmix determines various ancestries included in one´s genetic make-up from five distinct populations. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 African Ancestry, Inc., the pioneers of genetics-based ancestry tracing for people of African descent, today announced new product...

2012-07-17 06:25:44

AMERICAN MASTERS Exceeds 6 Million Viewers andFINDING YOUR ROOTS Over 16 Million Viewers NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PBS announced today that AMERICAN MASTERS and FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., two major series from THIRTEEN, New York's public television station celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, proved to be viewer favorites this spring, breaking previously held records and consistently delivering above average ratings respectively....

2012-05-17 06:23:21

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What does it mean to be Hispanic? This Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET, the season finale of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the PBS television series that explores issues of race and identity through the genealogy of some of America's best-known personalities, seeks to answer that question. Through the family histories of actors Michelle Rodriguez and Adrian Grenier, and Linda Chavez -- an author, syndicated newspaper...

2012-03-23 02:22:29

Finding Your Roots builds on the success of African American Lives 1 and 2 and Faces of America, journeying deep into the ancestry of remarkable individuals Harry Connick, Jr., Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Branford Marsalis, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Rodriguez, Barbara Walters, and many other well-known names learn long-lost secrets from their family histories. NEW YORK, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The basic drive to discover who we are and...

2011-04-14 08:15:00

Black in Latin America is the 11th documentary from Professor Gates whose previous PBS projects include African American Lives 1 and 2, Oprah's Roots, Looking for Lincoln, and Faces of America, among others Six Latin American countries are featured in the series: Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Peru The series is the third part of a trilogy which began 12 years ago with Wonders of the African World NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Black in Latin...