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FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Puritans And Pioneers

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with William H. Macy on the set of FINDING YOUR ROOTS, Season 4.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with William H. Macy on the set of FINDING YOUR ROOTS, Season 4.

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On “Puritans and Pioneers,” actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts — the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment.

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A production of McGee Media, Inkwell Films, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with Ark Media. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the writer, host, and executive producer. Dyllan McGee and Peter Kunhardt are executive producers. Dalton Delan and Anne Harrington are executive producers in charge for WETA. Bill Gardner is the executive in charge for PBS. Sabin Streeter of Ark Media is the senior producer. Hanna Olson is the series producer. Hazel Gurland-Pooler, Josh Gleason, Hannah Olson, Sabin Streeter and Jamila Wignot are directors.