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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Hosts “Finding Your Roots” For A 4th Season On PBS (Trailer)

Whenever you see/hear a politician or group of protestors talk about cutting funding for PBS, you remember that they are talking about taking away wonderful, scary good, deeply enriching and fulfilling television like this.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns to PBS on October 3rd!
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Can you believe we’re going into Season 4 with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talking guests through their heritages? He really is a historic/genetic tour guide (like someone said in this clip). Enjoy this extended teaser trailer of all kinds of sneak peeks at celebrity revelations about their family trees. “Finding Your Roots” is so dope!

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Watch The First 2 Hours Of PBS’ Documentary Series “Africa’s Great Civilizations” (Video)

Yes indeed. PBS’ 6-hour documentary series “Africa’s Great Civilizations” (hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) hit the airwaves as advertised, February 27th through March 1st; shedding light on the stories, kingdoms and cultures of Africa. Groundbreaking and enriching. Fertile soil for fruitful discussions.

Got the first two hours for you here; hour one embedded above, with hour two after the jump. Take it as seed to build with your bretheren, your family… your human family. Africa’s history is WORLD history. Enjoy!

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Africa’s Great Civilizations (Documentary Series Trailer)

It’s February. Black History Month to those who want to celebrate it as that. But since we make history every month, and we predate history, let’s go with the LOVE theme (not even waiting until the 14th *wink*).

So, on everything we LOVE, the late author & renaissance man Dr. Henry Louis Gates is at bringing us this POWERFUL docu-series on “Africa’s Great Civilizations.” Stirring, speaking truth for the ages… A must-watch when it drops Monday, February 27th on PBS. Peep the trailer above.

(And don’t let “them”… any “them” tell you YOUR history. “They” should not determine YOUR place in the universe. YOU should!)

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (Trailer)

New docu-series from noted history scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Debuted last night. Next scheduled national broadcast next Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Check local listings for other air times.

In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of Black America — and our nation as a whole.
– PBS

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Finding Your Roots: LL Cool J & Puffy Explore Their Ancestry (Video)

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, as host of the long-running PBS series, “Finding Your Roots,” takes guests LL Cool J (aka James Todd Smith) and Puffy (aka Sean Combs) on a journey of exploration… of their family trees.

Uncover family mysteries about two legends of Hip-Hop through the use of DNA technology.
– PBS Video

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PBS: “Finding Your Roots” With Dr. Henry Louis Gates Explores Celebrities’ Family Trees, Including Nas’ (Season Trailer)

“Now I’m looking into their world…”
Nas

PBS is home to some incredible television. Real. Not ‘reality TV.’ Case in point: “Finding Your Roots” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Following on a great inaugural season, Season 2 is going to be loaded with guests who want to know the depth of the roots of their family trees. Everyone will learn something stunning about themselves on the show. The G.O.D.M.C. Nassir Jones (aka Nas), shown among other celeb guests in the season trailer above, seemed very reflective about what Dr. Gates found and shared with him. Check out the trailer. And check local listings for broadcast times.

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