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Date: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day) (international times here)
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PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 are hosting a free interactive webinar for educators on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010. Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will discuss his most recent PBS project, "Faces of America." In making the film, Dr. Gates turned to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans and, in the process, discover what made America and what it means to be American. We will also be joined by a representative of the Educational and Community Outreach department at Thirteen who will provide an overview of the rich educational resources that have been created to help you use the film with elementary, middle and high school students.
Faces of America: Looking beyond the African-American experience to the wider immigrant story, Professor Gates unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of his guests' lives back to their earliest origins around the globe. Along the way, the many stories he uncovers — of displacement and homecoming, of material success and dispossession, of assimilation and discrimination — illuminate the American experience. Professor Gates' guests include professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander, who composed and read the poem at President Barack Obama's inauguration, chef Mario Batali, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Louise Erdrich, journalist Malcolm Gladwell, actress Eva Longoria, musician Yo-Yo Ma, director Mike Nichols, Her Majesty Queen Noor, television host/heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, actress Meryl Streep and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.