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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America

Airs Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. on KPBS TV

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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“Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America” celebrates the life and work of the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and literary scholar.

A leading figure 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.

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Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates’ work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J.

The film is hosted by Courtney B. Vance, and features appearances by distinguished historians, scholars and guests seen in his work including:

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