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Series Looks at Notable 'African American Lives'

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Series Looks at Notable 'African American Lives'

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Series Looks at Notable 'African American Lives'

Series Looks at Notable 'African American Lives'

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Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s new PBS miniseries African American Lives takes an in-depth look at his own family tree, along with the histories of such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Mae Jemison and Bishop T.D. Jakes. He talks to Robert Siegel with about the project.