Our American Stories exploring the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. Becoming American - exploring the many journeys to becoming ... See full summary »
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2010  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, CeCe Moore, Anderson Cooper
Independent Lens (TV Series 1999)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Professor Gates describes the history of the African American people by talking to historians, authors, and the people who made history.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Bernard E. Powers Jr., Peniel E. Joseph
Black in Latin America (TV Series 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
African American Lives (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This 4 part PBS series attempts to trace the roots of 8 guests using genealogy, oral history, family stories, and DNA analysis.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Pamela Arkin, Ben Carson
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Through numerous personal interviews, professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. examines the past, present, and future of black/white race relations in the USA.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Maya Angelou, Reggie Rock Bythewood
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée
Who Do You Think You Are? (TV Series 2004)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history. An interesting and intelligent programme for ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Strong, Cherie Lunghi, Nick Barratt
Who Do You Think You Are? (TV Series 2010)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Celebrities are given the opportunity to research their family trees with surprising and often unexpected results.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Cherie Lunghi, D. Joshua Taylor
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Alexander ...
 Herself (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
Louise Erdrich ...
 Herself (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself - Host (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Herself (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Herself (4 episodes, 2010)
...
 Herself (3 episodes, 2010)
Edit

Storyline

Our American Stories exploring the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. Becoming American - exploring the many journeys to becoming American that defined the "Century of Immigration" (1820s - 1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power. Making America - tells the story of the peopling of the New World, of how land came to define the settling and identity of America, and of how the guests' ancestors were part of this history. Know Thyself - takes up the search for the guests' ancestries where the historical record leaves off and links their distinctive family histories to the broader history of "the family of man." Written by PBS.org

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What made America?


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Faces of America  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows African American Lives (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page