Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America
Airs Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Credit: Courtesy of Stephanie Berger
“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.
The film is hosted by Courtney B. Vance, and 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
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