PBS show to feature genealogy and genetics

United Press International has a January 1st press release about an upcoming PBS show, Faces of America, that will be hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. It will be shown on Wednesdays from Feb. 10-March 3.

The show will feature the family histories of “poet Elizabeth Alexander, who composed and read the poem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, chef Mario Batali, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Louise Erdrich, writer Malcolm Gladwell, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, film director Mike Nichols, Her Royal Highness Queen Noor, actress Eva Longoria, actress Meryl Streep and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.”

It will be interesting to see if the show provides good instruction on a variety of sources and provides techniques as well as the results. It will also be wonderful if it shows the delving into original records and not just online resources.

View a short video on PBS’ website by clicking here.

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