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Henry Louis Gates Jr. (as Henry Louis Gates)

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Elizabeth Alexander Elizabeth Alexander ... Self
Mario Batali ... Self
Stephen Colbert ... Self
Christopher Cook Christopher Cook ... (voice)
Louise Erdrich Louise Erdrich ... Self
Henry Louis Gates Jr. ... Self - Host (as Henry Louis Gates)
Malcolm Gladwell ... Self
Yo-Yo Ma ... Self
Hugh Morgan Hugh Morgan ... (voice)
Mike Nichols ... Self
Queen Noor ... Self
Mehmet Oz ... Self (as Dr. Mehmet Oz)
Meryl Streep ... Self
Kristi Yamaguchi ... Self
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This episode explores 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. Stephen Colbert's Irish great-great-grandfather escaped poverty and religious oppression, whereas Mario Batali's great-grandfather, who left the place where his family had lived for centuries, struggled to survive in the quartz mines of Montana. Her Majesty Queen Noor's Syrian great-grandfather quickly found his footing in New York's first Arab American community, while Kristi Yamaguchi's grandfather faced exclusionary laws and racially-defined barriers to citizenship for decades. Written by PBS Publicity

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17 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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Ark Media See more »
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