Faces of America

There is a new genealogy series coming to PBS in February. Professor Henry Louis Gates from Harvard is the host of “Faces of America.” The series uses the latest techniques of genealogy and genetics to trace the ancestors of famous Americas to all over the planet.

“Professor Gates’s guests include poet Elizabeth Alexander, who composed and read the poem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, chef Mario Batali, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Louise Erdrich, writer Malcolm Gladwell, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, film director Mike Nichols, Her Royal Highness Queen Noor, actress Eva Longoria, actress Meryl Streep and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.”

The series premieres nationally on PBS, Wednesdays, February 10 – March 3, 2010 from 8-9 p.m. ET. Check your local listings as the date gets closer.

Here is a video preview: