Henry Louis Gates - Uncovering America

Henry Louis Gates - Uncovering America

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Pictured: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Credit: Courtesy of Ark Media

Celebrate the life and work of the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and literary scholar.

A leading figure in American cultural life and one of its most renowned, respected and popular cultural historians and personalities, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has authored or co-authored 22 books and created 18 documentary films. His award-winning programs on PBS have helped history come alive to tens of millions of people, often telling surprising and unexpected stories of our collective heritage. Uncovering America airs Tuesday, March 7 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Uncovering America features appearances by distinguished historians, scholars and guests seen in his work including: 

  • Ken Burns, filmmaker
  • Jodie Foster, actor and director
  • Jelani Cobb, author, historian and Professor of Journalism at Columbia University
  • Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, historian and former President of Harvard
  • LL Cool J, hip-hop recording artist, producer, actor and author
  • Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS
  • Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic and author Dr. Kellie Jackson, Professor at Wellesley College