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Title African American lives [(DVD) videorecording] / a film by Kunhardt Productions ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., William R. Grant, Peter W. Kunhardt ; written by Henry Louis Gates. Jr. ; series producers, Graham Judd, Leslie D. Farrell ; a production of Kunhardt Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/ WNET New York.

Publication Info. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2006]
Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  920.009296 AFR    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1; NTSC; stereo., widescreen format.
Language Closed-captioned.
Performer Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features Oprah Winfrey, Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones, Sara-Lawrence-Lightfoot, Mae Jemison, T.D. Jakes, Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg.
Credits Music, Michael Bacon.
Note Originally broadcast as a four-part television series in 2006.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience Not rated.
Summary A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
Contents Listening to our past / producer and director, Jesse Sweet; editors, Eric Davis, Michael Weingrad -- The promise of freedom / producer and director, Leslie Asako Gladsjo ; editors, Joanna Kiernan, Geeta Gandbhr -- Searching for our names / producer and director, Leslie D. Farrell; editors, Merril Stern, Kathryn Moore -- Beyond the middle passage / producer and director, Graham Judd; editors, Kate Hirson, Stefan Knerrich.
Subject African Americans -- History -- Videodiscs.
African American families -- History -- Videodiscs.
African Americans -- Genealogy -- Videodiscs.
DNA fingerprinting -- Videodiscs.
Genre Documentary television programs Videodiscs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Grant, William (William R.)
Kunhardt, Peter W.
Judd, Graham.
Farrell, Leslie D.
Sweet, Jesse.
Gladsjo, Leslie Asako.
Winfrey, Oprah.
Tucker, Chris, 1972-
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara, 1944-
Jemison, Mae, 1956-
Jakes, T. D.
Carson, Ben.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955-
Kunhardt Productions.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
PBS Home Video.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title African American lives (Television program)
ISBN 1415716943
Standard No. 841887051798
Music No. 705179 PBS Home Video
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