Coming to televisions near you (or online) this week is a show from Harvard's Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In Faces of America, Gates will use genealogy and genetic tools to look into the family histories of 12 Americans, including Stephen Colbert, Yo-Yo Ma, and Meryl Streep. The series kicks off this Wednesday on PBS at 8 Eastern and will be available on line the following day. "[We] used DNA analysis to look for "deep cousins" — common ancestors among our guests — and we found genetic connections between eleven of our twelve guests. I found that despite all our apparent differences in terms of culture and history, we are all the same," Gates says in a PBS blog post.
"All the Same"
Feb 09, 2010