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Format: DVD
Sku: 202074825
UPC: 841887051798
UPC 14: 00841887051798
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A compelling combination of storytelling and science, AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIVES is an unprecedented four-hour series on PBS that takes Alex Haley's Roots saga to a whole new level. The series will profile some of the most accomplished African-Americans of our time, using genealogy and DNA to trace their roots down through American history and back to Africa. Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois professor of the Humanities and chair of African and African-American Studies at Harvard UniversityDr. Gates will provide access to the day-to-day lives of several prominent African-Americans, drawing on photographs, film clips, music, and early personal records, while a team of researchers, genealogists and forensic DNA analysts will conduct investigations into their family histories. By spotlighting African-American role models, the series hopes to inspire millions to consider their own heritage, and underscore for all Americans the importance of knowing their past, in order to unlock the future.System Requirements:Running Time 240 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE
Editor's Note
Harvard professor and scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates brings one of his bestselling books to the small screen with the four-part PBS documentary AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES. Using an innovative blend of historical public records and scientific DNA analysis, Gates traces the genealogies of eight prominent African Americans--neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, televangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes, physician-turned-astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, sociologist Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, composer-musician Quincy Jones, actor-comedians Whoopi Goldberg and Chris Tucker, and one-woman media conglomerate Oprah Winfrey--to reveal meaningful truths about the complex tangle of racial identity and shared humanity.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: PBS
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/2/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 240 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 601
Video UPC UPC: 00841887051798
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Chris Tucker
Video Cast Info Quincy Jones
Video Cast Info T.D. Jakes
Video Cast Info Whoopi Goldberg
Video Cast Info Eric Davies - Editor
Video Cast Info Graham Judd - Director
Video Cast Info Henry Louis Gates - Writer
Video Cast Info Jesse Sweet - Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Bacon - Original Music By
Video Cast Info William Grant - Executive Producer

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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